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Aspartame and GERD

Kels1974
Kels1974
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I suffer with gastric reflux and take lansaprazole.I started to avoid drinks with aspartame in and since then I don't suffer with it.

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Oldham12

Hi

It's brilliant that you've found this has really helped you. I had to have an op called fundoplication for my gerd but it did work!! Please take care Lynne

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Kels1974
Kels1974
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Thank you I hope your operation went well.I take 30mg lansozaprole and was having to take 2 a day and other antacids,but now only take 1 now I don't have drinks containing aspartame in.

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Oldham12
Oldham12
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Yes, the op was a success, thank you xxxx

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cyberbarn

I am really glad that worked for you, but are you sure it was the aspartame and not something else? Were the drinks fizzy as well?

I don't drink anything that has aspartame in it so I guess it wouldn't work for me. We are all different!

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Kels1974
Kels1974
in reply to cyberbarn

They were juices with no added sugar

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cyberbarn
cyberbarn
in reply to Kels1974

what did you replace them with?

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Kels1974
Kels1974
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Ones containing sucralose etc instead of apartame.

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cyberbarn
cyberbarn
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I am surprised it isn't the acid in the fruit juices that are causing the problem, as that often aggravates reflux. Best drink is plain water.

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greekqueen

I don’t touch aspartame either, I don’t drink any fizzy drinks and haven’t for 15 years, nothing diet either. I have severe reflux controlled by taking one omeprazole in the morning and one at night.

Are you sure it wasn’t coincidence and something else stopped the reflux? Like a change in your eating and drinking habits or a change in meds? Maybe what kind of fruit was in the juice? Or the types of acid in the drink?

I use Sucralose sweeteners once a day in tea, (and have done for 20 years as a diabetic) but drink 50% fruit juice, watered down and find apple is the best for reflux.

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