Stress and Silent Reflux


Stress and Silent Reflux

Looking back I’m certain that stress was a trigger of my silent reflux. I was working a stressful job and really wanted of of the company I worked for. Since then I’ve changed jobs and started my own private investigation¬†agency and I’m now working as an Oklahoma private investigator. I also work as network security administrator for a bank and recently when things got hectic at work my silent reflux¬†started acting up again. After the drama passed at work it settled down and I’m back to normal. Peppermint remains a trigger for it though, I can eat 1 – 2 peppermints and I’ll have silent reflux symptoms in the same evening.

I’m still on the probiotic, melatonin, B-12, and I’ve added Magnesium and it seems to be working still. I have reintroduced Almond milk as well as Coconut milk back into my diet as well as an occasional banana. I was certain at one point bananas was a trigger food, not so much now.

Silent Reflux Surgery

I still consider getting surgery in the hopes of ending this for good, but I think the risk outweighs the benefit at this point. I’m managing my symptoms well and I can go for months with no issues, with the exception of the stress trigger. I’ve got my diet in line and I’m eating what I like at this point, and I don’t eat 3 hours before bedtime. That one is very important looking back

4 Comments

  • Tyler White (#)
    January 27th, 2016

    Hello ! Thank you for sharing for your story !
    It really is a hidden epidemic but it is good to know its coming to the light. If I may ask , How are you feeling now under the new protocol ? What were all of your symptoms ? Did you ever have any like bad breath or excessive mucus ? Thanks for your time !,

  • admin (#)
    February 27th, 2016

    Mine started with a clicking feeling in my throat followed by food hanging there when I swallowed. A few days later I started getting hoarse and it wouldn’t go away. I have the excessive mucus also which made me think it was sinus related.

    As of this writing I don’t have any symptoms that I can’t manage. Which means I don’t have reflux, but I know when I’m going to get it based on the foods I eat. Eliminating your trigger foods is the key to managing this.

    • stephanie storella (#)
      February 17th, 2017

      I seem to get both dry and someone slimy coating in mouth at times. I got a bad chest cold and lost my voice, I think due to food repeating on me. I drink 60 oz of water a day. My post nasal drip is now going on for awhile. I have taken Claritin and it doesn’t help. I know I have silent reflux. I have had spells where I cough from like a pinch in my dry throat to the point of losing my breath. Any suggestions?

  • stephanie storella (#)
    February 17th, 2017

    I seem to get both dry and someone slimy coating in mouth at times. I got a bad chest cold and lost my voice, I think due to food repeating on me. I drink 60 oz of water a day. My post nasal drip is now going on for awhile. I have taken Claritin and it doesn’t help. I know I have silent reflux. I have had spells where I cough from like a pinch in my dry throat to the point of losing my breath. Any suggestions?