Since I most likely have lpr I am wondering if anyone else has this after taking Mannitol. Given the amount of gas the stuff produces I wouldn't be surprised if it put extra strain on the tract.
I should say though that my older brother has this so it is much more likely just to be your body just naturally falling apart. Also one of my office co-workers has just had this and she is 48. We are all fond of a glass of wine or two (this is Britain where quaffing alcohol is virtually mandatory for the middle aged middle classes).
Interestingly I read that some people have been cured from reflux by a regime including melatonin.
But then I read someone saying that they thought that Melatonin may have triggered their lupus. Also it is not good for rheumatoid arthritis either.
My take on this - I will take 1mg of Melatonin at about 7 at night. This should be a small enough dose to be beneficial, but not enough to trigger any other nasties. Melatonin has never really helped my sleep that much.
I will continue to take Mannitol as I still think it massively helps stop and even reverse my Parkinson's progression.