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.
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