GERD - Medications

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Acid Reflux (GERD).
What over-the-counter or prescription medications have been effective in treating your case of GERD?
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Published: November 09

I have suffered the agonies of GERD for about eight to ten years. In 2011 I had surgery for a large hiatal hernia. I thought surely this would cure me. It didn't! I've been on about seven or eight GERD medications; none of which helped me at all. I followed all the do's and don'ts, none of which helped me. But, I have cured myself! I threw out all the prescription medications, went to the health food store and bought three different products, which have 98 percent taken care of the problem. These products are Advanced Enzyme System and Betaine HCI with pepsin and DGL, which is a licorice extract. I don't take all of them for each and every meal. Sometimes I only take the enzyme. Not saying I'm going to go out and eat pizza (well, maybe once in a while) but I've said goodbye to GERD and goodbye to all the poisonous prescription medicines!.

Published: October 20

I was diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori six years ago. I took the treatment for it and suffer a lot from all the GERD symptoms. What helped me was pomegranate powder. Either the seed or the peel after mixing it with sugar, it is a little bit sour, but I hope everyone gives it a try..