Acid reflex can't swallow
December 25, 2012 6:14 PM Subscribe
Acid reflex can't swallow anything. YANMD but maybe you can help me in a pinch.
posted by bananafish to health & fitness (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So today I came down with acid reflux so bad that I literally can't swallow anything except ice water without having horrible burning pains in my chest and upper gi. I saw my doc about this when thos happened a month ago. She recommended over the counter treatment and a bland diet. It went away after a week and now it's back. I think it might be caused by some supplements my dr prescribed and I've stopped taking the supplements. I'm following my doc's advice about OTC medication and I'll follow up with her when I can get an appointment on Thursday. But here's my problem for now-- I literally can't swallow anything without excruciating pain. I have to fly across the country tomorrow and I'm worried about passing out from hunger (I can still drink water so dehydration isn't a problem) on day 2 of not eating. I'm also battling a cold and cough that I'm mostly over. But any idea on something I could try and eat to keep reasonably nourished. I tried broth, but it seemed to salty and so irritated the reflux.