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Heartburn etc. after eating carb?

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by Plum, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Plum

    Plum Senior Member

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    Hi

    I am having a huge problem with carbohydrate and was wondering if anyone else has had this and can point me in the direction of some good info/resources..

    I recently ended up in hospital with bad gastritis. Before this I would get really bad GERD after eating but not always. I've been gluten free for most of the time I've had severe ME. But I wasn't aware how bad things were.

    I have now learnt that if I eat carb - potatoes, rice, gluten, any other grains; that I end up with terrible heartburn and food coming back up.

    If I don't eat carb but stick to meat and veg only then I feel ok. I've also found eating my meals in 2 portions helps instead of all in one go.

    Does any one else have this?

    I have been reading about low stomach acid, need for digestive enzymes etc but is there more that I'm not aware of?

    Thank you in advance :)
  2. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Plum

    I started taking trienza digestive enzymes recently - it means I can eat gluten free oats now. I've stayed on a low carb diet for the past few weeks to help with the night sweats - they're down 75% now. I don't normally have a problem with carbs if I try to just eat veg with them rather than protein.

    I had the lowest stomach acid the lab had ever tested some years ago - I take lamberts betaine - its the only one I tolerate.. strange. Not every day though maybe 3/4 times a week - don't have much actual stomach problem now. just chronic constipation...........


    I tried dig enzymes some years ago, a nutritionist I had sent me some but I couldn't tolerate them, but trienza I can.
    like you I'm okay if I only eat meat and veg - I had a pie - yes a pie last night - I was so tired and my hubbie was heating one up so - for the first time in 5 yrs I had pastry and felt rotten, this morning I have had acid reflux which I never get - your body tellsyou what it likes doesn't it? no more pies.............
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  3. Plum

    Plum Senior Member

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    Thanks. I've been splitting my meals in half and also just eating protein and veg. It feels much better.

    About 6 months ago I started increasing the carb I was eating by including potatoes in my diet due to low temp. It did raise my temp by half a degree but now doesn't seem worth it!

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