I just went in for my pre-colonoscopy (whooppee!!) discussion with the physician's assistant and she mentioned that prolonged use of prescribed reflux meds can be bad for older women because they block calcium absorption and older women on these reflux meds have been having more trouble with breaking bones. She recommended trying less strong over the counter Xantec (sp?) and Pepsid. She said (my reflux is suddenly bad) aspirin (even coated ones) can have an effect.
I always get messed up after the holidays because I have no will power and eat, eat, eat all the bad stuff. In addition to the list that Bina offered, please add MINT. Definitely a no-no. My doctor had that on a list for me several years ago and I had actually overamped on a bag of baby peppermint patties and sure enough -- they made me miserable. I also cannot eat oatmeal. Oats are okay, like Cheerios, or cookies, but oatmeal gets me. And that vinegar idea......yeeeeshh! So much acid into an already acidy tummy? I do know that these new Kombucha drinks are very very sour and made of fermented go* knows what, but they are very popular for digestive health.
I have decided to go on one baby aspirin every other day for awhile and see if things calm down some. I've also given up my beloved morning glass of orange juice. I no longer use fresh tomatoes on anything. These things are helping me.
AVR 4/18/06, age 52. Bovine tissue. CE Perimount RSR Model 2800. 23 mm. BAV diagnosed age 27(1981). Moderate stenosis (1.0 cm) 9/03; severe stenosis (.7cm) 12/05, Aortic measure at surgery 4/06, critical (.53 cm)