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Old 07-19-2017, 20:57   #11
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It's been a few weeks since I started taking NOW Betaine HCI (with Protease). I started with a half capsule, then went to one, and am now on two before each meal. I haven't had any problems taking it. As far as the gastroparesis - not sure if it's helping stimulate the valve, but am not having as much of a problem with it unless I overeat and stuff myself. As far as acid reflux, the hiatal hernia is the cause of this and haven't seen any real improvement yet. I'm still taking Gaviscon at bedtime - might be counterproductive, but it's a must do right now.

Bottom line - hasn't hurt... might be helping. I'll give it more time and maybe increase the dose.

It says it help with digestion of protein. That should be good for me for that reason alone.

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Old 07-19-2017, 22:06   #12
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Bunjee, have you tried a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water when you have discomfort? If I have heartburn or any discomfort indigestive system this really works for me and It's a long time before it comes back. Hope you can solve this . All the best


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Old 07-20-2017, 03:40   #13
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The baking soda helps with gas. Doesn't help the 3-5 hours of nausea. Overall, eliminating the high fiber food is definitely helping. The doc said I had a mild case and it is likely reversible, so I'll just keep trying.

I can't believe most of the dietary recommendations. Mostly codswallow. Fatty foods have zero effect unless you combine them with...guess what... a high fiber thing! Smaller, more frequent meals are also a joke. If you have ANY high fiber, it hurts - doesn't matter if it is just a small amount. My guess is that the recommendations are similar to the ones for gout - 51% had good success with one group of foods and 49% had good success with another group, but we will keep the foods for the 49% secret and then just make up data to fit (I kid you not).

I gave the omeprazole (Prilosec equiv.) a week's break and am taking it again. Acid reflux definitely there. Sigh.

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