So Help me GERD!
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