I have suffered from GERD for a few years now but had great success phasing myself away from omeprazole onto digestive enzymes, containing betaine hcl which completely resolved the issue. I suspect I have low stomach acid due to Hashimoto’s.
Fast forward a year and I’m now expecting my first child (13 weeks) and the heartburn has been atrocious. Hardly keeping food down with the nausea caused by acid reflux. I have been taking omeprazole ( not ideal, I know) which has allowed me to keep food down and stop suffering as the digestive enzymes (with added acid) I was taking no longer work in keeping the heartburn at bay.
Is it possible to take digestive enzymes that do not contain added acid to support digestion whilst on omeprazole? Or would this be adding fuel to the fire somewhat? I want to make sure I’m getting as much nutrition as possible if I have to be on acid blockers.