Hi everyone, I am so glad I found this forum. I too share the pain of acid reflux and have decided to heal myself, since mainstream did nothing but mask the symptoms with their medications.
I am not completely cured yet, but I am so much better. I did a lot of research on this and thought I'd share what I tried that seems to be working.
I found an herb extract called Samento. It is supposed to cure about everything under the sun. Yeah, right I said. When I got it, it gave me the worst burning in my stomach I think I'd ever had. But since I paid 35.00 for it I decided to persevere. I've been taking it now for about 3 weeks. After that first bad experience with burning, it lessened each time I took it. But it still causes slight twinges of acid when I first take it on an empty stomach in the mornings. This is how I (instinctively?) know that I am not quite healed up yet and need to keep going with what I am doing.
I also take slippery elm bark extract (liquid) to soothe the esophagus and stomach. I no longer burn when I eat hot food or drink hot liquids. I also take milk thistle, vitamin supplement and digestive enzymes.
My acid reflux, now 3 weeks after starting this is all but healed. I am off the prilosec, tums and other over the counter meds which I started using after I saw the drs. weren't doing anything (even though they only mask symptoms too). A month ago I would have died without those otc drugs. I had acid so bad even my ears hurt, if you know what I mean?
What is odd is this. Even though my acid reflux is not completely healed, but I believe it will be soon, I started having all these other GOOD things happen to me. The acid was so bad, I didn't realize what a mess my body was otherwise, I guess. Anyway, here's a list of the healing I've had in the past 3 weeks: (I also want to add that I kicked the coffee habit, that is the worst thing for my acid reflux I think)
Plantar's warts on ball of foot
Skin tumors (all but gone!)
Smoker's cough (even though I didn't quit smoking, this leads me to believe I had a lung infection that has healed up)
Shoulder and back pain
Lack of energy
Pain in right side
Junk food addiction
Carpal Tunnel knots gone
Distended stomach (was hard as a rock, now soft and normal)
Pain in center of stomach and soreness under breastbone from acid burn
I attribute these healings to the Samento and the slippery elm extract. I probably could have just done this and had the same results (but quitting coffee is a must if you have acid reflux I think).
I just added Noni Juice extract to my regime yesterday, hoping this will be the final bullet to kill this acid reflux once and for all.
I hope this helps someone, I know the suffering that goes along with this and it is pure torture.