07 Feb 2019
Hey everybody,

Over the last 7 years this forum has grown exponentially. With your help, We have created a community of Kratom enthusiasts to come together and discuss the industry. The traffic that this site has received has been exciting but also overwhelming. All the while the site grew a little out of date. Over the last few weeks we have updated the platform of the Forum as well as the face of the forum. CHECK OUT THAT NEW LOGO!!! sweet right?!


We could use your help though...
Read More...
General discussions regarding Kratom and related topics.
(No Vendor or Promotional Material Please)
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

TOPIC: So Help me GERD!

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44541

  • T4TWO
  • T4TWO's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Boarder
  • Senior Boarder
  • Posts: 69
  • Karma: 8
  • Thank you received: 183
In just the last few weeks I have been experiencing the worst acid reflux I've ever known in my entire life. Of course, the first thing I think of (unfairly perhaps) is kratom. I take it exclusively as a tea (pretty much just muddy water) mostly water with powder in suspension). At this time I suspect it's the lemon juice concentrate I use as a potentiator. This morning I just took the powder later I'll make tea w/out lemon and see if it works. There is PLENTY of good advice online and it's crystal clear that lifestyle and diet changes are in order. I can check every box of what not to consume - guilty on every count. And I'm taking a PPI and OTC acid reducer to boot. Yesterday I bought a foam wedge that allows me to sleep upright - ugh! At one time I was convinced that kratom was helping my GERD, but now I'm not so sure. I'm not looking for advice here, there are volumes online. I don't eat much and I'm not a "foodie" however when I do eat I want to enjoy it. I want my coffee/chocolate/onions/garlic/marinara/etc. No alcohol and not big on fried food. I'm just ranting here friends and oh yeah - I smoke. If I was a believer, I'd ask for your prayers. But as it is I'll just thank you for your sympathy and leave it at that. Good to see ILK up again. :S
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, Tiggermanscrat, michele373

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44545

  • Somethingsacredgoinonhere
  • Somethingsacredgoinonhere's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1201
  • Karma: 28
  • Thank you received: 3409
I’m so sorry you’re having acid reflux, definitely not anything anyone wants to sign up for… As far as Prairie goes, there is scientific studies whether you’re religious or not I’m not… But that prayers have a direct effect on healing time for outpatients and surgery and for a higher success rate in surgery, so across the board that helps… Pretty crazy! So while I’m not religious, you got my prayer
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, Tiggermanscrat, michele373, T4TWO

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44550

  • Tiggermanscrat
  • Tiggermanscrat's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • AKA Don
  • Posts: 567
  • Karma: 10
  • Thank you received: 1332
I haven't had any acid reflux from the kratom but I do get it from too much spice in food. :(
I also use lemon juice as a potentiator and I don't have any reflux from it.

I am a "religious" person and do wholeheartedly believe in the power of prayer from many personal experiences. :-bd
Didn't believe until I was 30 years old. Many decades ago. :ohmy:
So I'll also say a prayer for you. :cheer:

I also want my coffee/chocolate/onions/garlic/marinara/etc. But "You can't always get what you want, But if you try sometime you find, You get what you need"
That could make a good song lyric. :woohoo: (Rolling Stones for those youngins who didn't know that" :lol:

I smoked at one time. I was up to 3 packs a day when I got out of the army. I quit cold turkey about a year later. I just couldn't believe it cost 70 cents a pack when I was only paying 14 cents at the PX.
I figured you would have to be nuts to be paying 70 cents. :woohoo:

Not to scare you (unless it helps). My father in law died of lung cancer, my grandfather died of lung cancer, my mother in law died from COPD, and a good friend died last year of mouth cancer that had spread. She had smoked for 40 years.

Another good friend of mine quit cold turkey 3 years ago after having smoked for 45 years. That was a miracle to me because he always said he would never quit because he liked smoking. I had been praying for him daily to have the strength to quit. :cheer:

Don :)
My Grandkids say I’m a cuckoo head. ;)
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, michele373, T4TWO

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44553

  • michele373
  • michele373's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 873
  • Karma: 22
  • Thank you received: 2436
hey t4two..

I was there not long ago. and I was a smoker as well make sure you are on a ppi that works for you. mine did but the 2nd word was sodium so after repeated use it was raising my blood pressure. I felt so much better after taking it for months so just stopped. I had to stop taking all NSAiDS. and I personally am sensitive to citrus.

I also have a list of things that I usually don't eat after 5. listen to your body on what those are.and I generally stop 'eating' 3 hrs before bed time most of the time. light foods and crackers and stuff ok. yogurt and granola a go to as well as PB&J cheese and crackers that kind of thing.

I know you don't need a lecture. you are grown and don't have to do anything you don't want to. I was a happy smoker for years but after the risk of mouth surgery and skin graphs that scared me straight. had a mouth lesion removed was not cancerous but frightened me none the less. now ive finally lost all the weight I gained after not smoking lol.. its a process but Chantix worked for me. was still grumpy but it was successful. my husband has been quit for 2 weeks now. after smoking for 30 years. he went to a hypnotist. he really wanted to quit and gave it up like that. anyways I hope you find what works best for you!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, Tiggermanscrat, T4TWO

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44556

  • T4TWO
  • T4TWO's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Boarder
  • Senior Boarder
  • Posts: 69
  • Karma: 8
  • Thank you received: 183
Thanks. I'm currently taking Buproprion supposedly for depression, but I remember distinctly when I started it that there was a brief window of time when I could take or leave cigarettes. I chose to keep smoking (bad choice). I had a level tsp. and a half powder this morning and that's all so far. Just downed my 6th CBD gummie in two hours (I do so like sweets). My favorite dinner is a big Greek salad and pizza, I'm also known to go right down after eating. All contribute to GERD. You are right. It's time to take stock!!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, Tiggermanscrat, michele373

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44557

  • T4TWO
  • T4TWO's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Boarder
  • Senior Boarder
  • Posts: 69
  • Karma: 8
  • Thank you received: 183
Make that seven gummies, (damn things are addicting). Three packs a day, good grief my days only have 24 hours! Thanks for the good thoughts.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, Tiggermanscrat, michele373

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44558

  • T4TWO
  • T4TWO's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Boarder
  • Senior Boarder
  • Posts: 69
  • Karma: 8
  • Thank you received: 183
Ok, let 'er rip. And thanks!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, Tiggermanscrat, michele373

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44559

  • Laurie
  • Laurie's Avatar
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Have a better day!
  • Posts: 5558
  • Karma: 92
  • Thank you received: 7311
Try not to self blame too much - energy wasted on scolding ourselves doesn’t help (I’m an expert at self blame)!

Chantix did the trick for me once I was determined to stop the monetary expense of smoking. I loved the habit enough to start after 20 years without it! Racked up another 8.

Bupropion is too strong for me to tolerate and yet it is apparently almost identical to Chantix. But I had to use much less Chantix at first (tiny pieces of cut up pill for several weeks and slowly increase from there). Somehow the bupropion is quite different in my metabolism. Mostly I was determined to never buy any more and I had zero money to break my promise - that really helped (insurance covered the Chantix). I recommend it for trying when you’re ready. I had it in my pill bag for. about 4 months before I even opened it up!

Gee, hope you feel better and enjoy everything because we have only so much life to enjoy!

I also do not allow myself to own CBD gummies because I’ll eat the whole bag of those things! I just love gummies - CBD or not! Good luck avoiding those!
Laurie
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tiggermanscrat, michele373, T4TWO

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44560

  • michele373
  • michele373's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 873
  • Karma: 22
  • Thank you received: 2436
I actually like the natural taste of CBD/ weed in general. haven't partaken in years. but did for many. now I would maybe do edibles. and yes gummies are too tempting! I don't want to smoke anything cause I know I could pick up smoking again so easily. we all need to know our own 'triggers' so to speak.

but yes I love fresh fruit and I know even the acid in pineapple can trigger heartburn if I eat it too late. I know its resorted me to an 'old lady' diet but whatever. trust me im a chef its super hard. oh the days I could eat buffalo wings while drinking at midnight! now its rare im up at midnight lol..

but like I said its not giving up everything. just eating heavier/ spicier earlier and lighter later. it did take a lot of effort and trial and error but I don't regret it. a slip up here and there im usually ok as long as I don't over indulge.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, Tiggermanscrat

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

So Help me GERD! 1 week 6 days ago #44561

  • T4TWO
  • T4TWO's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Boarder
  • Senior Boarder
  • Posts: 69
  • Karma: 8
  • Thank you received: 183
Oh dear. This bag of gummies is getting lighter all the time. Kratom aside, I think a visit to schroomland would answer a lot of concerns at the moment. It's been a while. I wish THC were legal in my state. Any bets on whether I drink a shot of kratom tea in the next half hour? Am I getting buzzed????????? Thanks again.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Laurie, Tiggermanscrat, michele373

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Moderators: kemppaulh
Time to create page: 0.054 seconds

Forum Support

If you're interested in advertising on the site or having any trouble with any function of the forum, please drop us a line.

Contact Us