What to do when having acid reflux attack?

EissetB Member Posts: 133
edited August 2017 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Right now, I am a mess!! Having an acid reflux and not knowing what to do is truly a downer. Please share your remedy with me, would you please???


  • Bellen
    Bellen Member Posts: 281 Member
    edited August 2017 #2
    Heartburn, acid reflux

    I got very bad heartburn from the chemo - felt it way up near my throat - started on pantolac 40mg and take each morning before eat.  I also take a tums/antacid if I feel it later in the day.  Don't eat late.  I had tried just tums early on, but did not work for me, so started on pantolac.  Also eat soda crackers to relieve a bit - watch acidic foods/drinks.  Good luck.

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,381 Member
    Baking soda

    I drank a lot of baking soda mixed with water and it really seemed to help.  

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
    Sleep reclined

    I had to sleep in my recliner. If I laid down, everything came up. 

    My Onc had me on Prilosec/Omeprazole.  

    I also noticed that certain foods really triggered the reflux. I would try keeping a food journal.

    It truly is miserable. I am so sorry you are going through this.


  • ThomasH
    ThomasH Member Posts: 106 Member
    Baking Soda and Digestive Enzymes

    As part of my last surgery I had my galbladder removed, so sometimes richer foods bother me. I only drink alkalized water (a teaspoon of baking soda in a litre of water) and I take digestive enzymes to help break down what I eat.