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    My GERD Solution
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    geminiman posted:
    I have suffered from severe GERD for many years. Here's what works for me and I consider it a miracle.
    I take a 40mg Protonix (you can also use Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium) in the morning when I get up. I also take 20mg of Pepcid 30 minutes before meals. I take 2 tablespoonsful of Gaviscon Extra Strength liquid right after meals. I avoid tomatoes and citrus fruits. I avoid over-eating.
    I don't eat for 3 hours before bed. I sleep with my head elevated with 2 pillows and sleep on my left side (due to the anatomy of the stomach, left is best). Stick with the meds for 2-4 weeks. I am then able to just take the Protonix and an occasional Pepcid. My attacks are now infrequent to non-existent. Check with your doctor before starting especially if you take other medication. Hope this works for you.
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