I am very down as well due to the bad breath from acid reflux. It is not something which can be cleared by chewing gums which is really frustrating. Depressed!
If antacids do not cure acid reflux, why doctors still prescribe for us? To make us feel better instead of telling us we have to live with it. I know i sound negative. I could not contemplate to live with this bad breath problem forever. I just went for upper endoscopy, was told redness can be seen so it proved me right that i have acid reflux all these 4 years. But it doesn't bother me much because i would only have the terrible bad breath in the morning (i can eat a lot to clear the smell) and occasionally during the day when my pants are too tight. But recently it occurs too often with people's reaction so obvious. I was just prescribed antacids. Nth i can do but just to take as instructed. I have tried apple cider vinegar, it seems like doesn't help. I will buy probiotics. Maybe i will try DGL as well? Why isn't there a standard cure nowadays in this modern age? Certainly i do not want to go for surgery.
THe most probably cause for my acid reflux is my habit of sleeping after lunch for few years. I really regret to the uttermost. I dont do that anymore but i still have this.
I google for the cure but different people say different things. Is it just trial and error? Normally they say citrus are not allowed, but why is it here that we are asked to sip on lemon water? Dont really get it.
Of all diseases i get acid reflux. Kill me quick. Everyone despises ppl with bad breath or BO. Now i have that terrible bad breath.
I really don't know what i am left with without gluten food or the rest being told. I don't cook. Maybe i just eat oat meal? Just a torture seeing others eating whatever they like and not me.