acid reflux41 messages in this subject.
|I was wondering if acid reflux has any bearing on mouth sores since they seems to really be aggrevated by acid. My sis has acid reflux so bad that she can’t sleep and of course has a mouth full of ulcers. any connection? and she was wondering if she could eat potato chips and drink soda. Thanks.|
|connie 22 November 02|
|im not sure what you mean by acid reflux. i have heard before that ulcers could be linked to acid stomach.i wish somebody knew instead of all this guess work.ulcers are acurse from hell.|
|tony 24 November 02|
|I’m no expert, but I would definetly believe that acid reflux would contribute to mouth ulcers, seeing that it’s acid working back up. The stomach is designed to handle acid on a contant basis because it has a protective lining. The acid is eating at the lining of your mouth which will cause ulcerations, same as your stomach when the protective lining is damaged by bacteria or certain foods such as coffee, smoke and chemicals.|
|Karen 8 December 02|
| Dear Connie,|
We suspect that acid reflux can cause mouth ulcers in some people. The medical term is ”Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease” or GERD for short. It occurs when acid ”back-flows” into the esophagus. Here it can cause ulcers which can cause bleeding or scar the tissue of the esophagus leading to the formation or strictures (narrowings of the esophagus). It is very conceivable that in severe cases acid can reach all the way from the esophagus into the mouth causing ulcers there as well.
Normally a ”muscle” called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter or LES acts as a ”valve” relaxing to allow food to enter the stomach then constricting to prevent acid from ”back-flowing” out of the stomach into the esophagus. Sometimes, however the LES becomes relaxed or weakens allowing acid to back-flow from the stomach into the esophagus.
Some very common things that cause the LES to weaken include
Certain anticholinergic drugs
Calcium channel blocker drugs (many heart medications)
Some signs of ”Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease” or GERD include burning chest pain especially after eating, diffultly swallowing, production of excessive amounts of saliva, and excessive coughing.
If you suspect that your sister has ”Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease” or GERD (acid reflux) have her see her doctor. He or she can prescribe oral antacids and special drugs called h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitor drugs. These reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. She may also want to address the list of items above with her physician to see if she can eliminate any of these.
Best of luck. Take care.
Author of ”7 Steps to a Canker Sore (Mouth Ulcer) Cure”
|Chuck Peters 10 December 02|
I have had mouth ulcers for as long as I can remember (I’m 38 now). I also have Acid Reflux. The Acid Reflux started about 2 years ago. I am taking Prilosec for the Acid Reflux (prescribed through my doctor) and it has almost eliminated the Reflux. But the ulcers continue. As I type this message I have 4 in mouth. So I don’t think the two are linked. However they both have some of the same triggers: stress, high acid foods, etc. Tell your sister to go to the Doctor about the Reflux and come to this site for the ulcers.
PS. A good quick fix for your sister and her Reflux. I found that if I was suffering at night, I could get out of bed and eat a bunch of raw carrots to ease the pain. Don’t ask me why, but raw carrots is the only thing I have found to be a quick fix for the Reflux.
|Daniel 31 December 02|
|I’ve had ulcers for 20 year but they’ve only become worse in the last couple of years, the same time I found I had moderate to serious reflux. I take the proton pump inhibitor ’Losec’ but the ulcers continue strong and sore as ever, particularly on the tongue.|
I’ve noticed also in the last 2 years that teeth decay has become worse (I’ve never had this many holes) but the thing I don’t get is that I’ve looked after my teeth better since watching my boyfriends cleaning regime.
That’s what made me think of it being an ’acid’ problem.
|Kimberly 23 July 03|
| I think it’s an acid problem too, and I’ve found a solution: Having suffered with mouth ulcers all my 36 years, I was finding recently that toothpaste seemed to be a particular irritant. Three months ago, a pharmacist suggested brushing my teeth with bicarbonate of soda powder instead of toothpaste - and IT WORKED LIKE A MIRACLE FOR ME! (Just dip a wet toothbrush into the powder, and clean!) It not only healed the ulcers, it also prevents new ones from developing into the really vicious ones I’ve always had. I’ll find new ones start during the day, and then by morning they’ve vanished, whereas it used to be that by morning they’d become huge and excruciatinly painful. It’s not particularly pleasant, brushing with sodium bicarb, but who cares if it prevents the misery of mouth ulcers? Bicarbonate of soda is (among other things) a cleaning agent, and is therefore very suitable for teeth-cleaning. Every day is like a holiday still, when I get up and realise that I have no mouth ulcers - again! I do hope other people might find it works for them too. It’s so simple and cheap - I’d love to know if it works for other people too. Good luck fellow sufferers!|
|Hazel 23 July 03|
|I have been away from this site for a while but recall some suggeation of a link between acid indigestion and mouth ulcers. In my opinion there is a definite link (in my case at least). I lost a lot of weight last winter which had the benefit (expected) of putting an end to the acid reflux, and also the extra effect (unexpected) of seeming to clear up the ulcers. At the time I was under a lot of stress, hence the weight loss. I know some folks reckon stress and anxiety actually cause or aggravate their mouth ulcer problem but this was certainly not my experience.|
|CC 17 December 03|
|Sorry. That last posting went off before I was ready! What I meant to add was that now having put the weight back on and started to get indigestion again the mouth ulcers are back and painful! I sometimes use anti-acid medicine (eg Zantac) and I find (or at least I think I do) that again this has a beneficial effect on the ulcers as well as on the acid reflux.|
|CC 17 December 03|
|Two months ago I began to feel as if something was stuck in my throat with every swallow... it felt (still does)like my throat was closing. Doct. said it was ACID REFLUX. Previcid didn’t agree with my colitis so I was put on presciption Zantac...I STILL have that feeling in my throat constantly, I’ve been to several Doct. and it seems to be all a guessing game. The past few years I would get canker sores in the back of my throat and again not a lot of help with these Doctors’. I do my extra vitamins (zinc,the B’s &C’s)but Iam open to any suggestions... Thanks,|
|Catherine 12 January 04|
|a while back i went to an ENT doctor, who told me i had acid reflux, and that was what caused my mouth ulcers. I now work for an ENT who did many tests on my mouth ulcers to find out the cause of them, and he too has come to the conclusion that it is acid reflux. does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on this? one thing that has helped me is ”canker melts”, which can be found at any local pharmacy. they dont heal them but soothe and take some of the sharp pain away.|
|shelby 7 September 07|
|I used to have bad acid relux, chest pains all the time, couldnt even lie down at night because it was so painful. had to sleep sitting up. it was really painful.|
My GP at the time was also a natrupath so she was into vitamin therapy herbs etc as well as being a normal doctor. She said the anti acid pills other doctors had given me actually made it worse, as the stomach actually needed MORE acid as it did not have enough.
So she gave me some pills from a health store that contained acid for my gut i took these and my integestion went away no more pains it all cleared up.
I was booked into go to the hospitual too, to get a camera shoved down my throat. from another doctor, but thankfully this natrupath doctor helped me before that.
I no longer have chest pains but now years later i am noticing acidy stomach acid taste in my mouth and I wonder if i need some more of those pills.
|so sick of being sick 21 May 09|
|i have recently been diagnosed with acid reflux (GERD). it has been very severe and being only 17 it is quite uncommon. i have also suffered with sore gums but only one ulcer and am not sure whether these are related. i am currently taking the proton pump inhibitor, ranitidine and while it has made some difference i am still suffering quite badly. i dont know whether to mention it to my consultant. my problem just doesnt seem to go. i have been on pills constantly for 4 months and are getting very very fustrated!!|
|Mark 9th August 09 9 August 09|
|my 3 year old daughter is suffering at the end of the month|
with terrible canker sores. we cant seem to get rid of them or
discover what is causing them. the last month instead of
in her mouth and throat she had one down on her voicebox.
extremely painful- she didnt really speak for 7 days or eat for 9
days. any ideas? she is seeing an ent, allergist and infecticious disease
|Karenbusymom 22 May 10|
|HI there Karen busy mom|
I am a firm beleiver that allergies in the mouth are caused by what is put in the mouth, is your little daughter eating sweets with colour or ice lollies etc as years ago my young daughter used to be in a terrible state with blistered skin rashes until we discovered that she was allegic to food colour and as an adult she still is ie colour in sweets and icecream etc, worth a try as it is frustrating when a child is in pain, also orange juice is very acidic, interested to know if this helps but perhaps you already had did all this.
hope she gets better soon.
|Beth 22 May 10|
|Now that one has determined that she has GERD and taking the medicine which dels és it a bit but sjats the cure for mouth ulcers which refuse to go away?|
|Suraiya kasim 9 October 11|
|I too suffer from mouth ulcers. i have noticed that there is clear link between mouth ulcers and excess acid of stomach. the best way to cure it is ICE CREAM. have plenty of pure ice cream in empty stomach, ulcer is gone away.|
|Sreekumar 12 December 11|
|pray to god every day about our acid reflux lot of people thinks god is not real but he is if you only believe|
|charles ball 9 July 12|
|I have severe gerd now for 2 years even though I'm on the ppis 20mg omeprazole per day. The problem is I'm on a healthy diet abd eat very small meals but still have severe reflux? Can anyone help??? I was thinking maybe too little stomach acid instead of too much might be the problem!|
|ayesha 19 July 12|
|try peptobismol every three days, but eventually will have to find a good antacid which suits you and also eat apple before going to bed seems to work for me|
|nina 5 August 12|
|aci reflux is uncurable...?..i m 23 yr,i m suffring from lpr....:(|
|ongdup 12 October 12|
|Hey there all of you acid reflux suffers. I'm just dropping in because of the same problem. I have frequent issues with reflux, but I also I wanted let you guys in on something I found out recently. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause mouth ulcers, and B12 deficiency can be caused by frequent use of medications for acid reflux. B12 deficiency is a big deal, too because it can eventually cause symptoms that mimic Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and plethora of mental and neurological health issues. Everyone with GERD should educate themselves by reading the book Could It Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdisdiagnoses by Sally M. Pacholok and Jeffrey J. Stuart, and then they should see a doctor to rule out the possibility. The symptoms of a B12 deficiency can be reversed for a good while at the beginning of the issue, and the serum for the regular injections only cost roughly $30 a year...not to mention the diagnostic test is cheap and available in any doctor's office, but if you wait.the too long, the symptoms can become irreversible. I know because I developed Narcolepsy because of prolonged B12 deficiency. I'm not saying that you definitely will, but you're definitely at risk so why take a chance? Don't wait until it is too late.|
|Kristin 29 November 12|
|I had reflux for years, and nothing really helped. Finally I went to a GI doctor who did a special test and the scope and found that I had delayed gastric emptying. The food I eat stays in my stomach much longer than it should contributing to increased acid. I was given medication (that we do not even have anymore in the U.S.) that I ordered and since I started taking it, I have no problems. Dr. says that I may have to take it from now on, or we may be able to wean me off of it gradually and see if the problem has gotten better over time. I had taken every conceivable antacid, H2 blockers, etc. and nothing was helping. Just FYI.|
|GM Malone 19 June 13|
|Make sure that your acid reflux is not caused by a small intestinal fungal overgrowth (sifo), or just plain intestinal fungal overgrowth (candidiasis). This can be evaluated by your gastroenterologist with some tests. My severe acid indigestion was "cured" while I was on an antifungal (Diflucan). It is worth a try if your doctor will agree to the tests.|
|Roxanne 29 January 14|
|Hi I have had mouth ulcers for as long as I can remember, I am now 52 I have had lots of stress, I have heard he B-12 or antacids....do you think that an antacid at night would prevent these from reoccurring I do not have indigestion or acid reflux....I eat nothing with acid no sodas, nor fruit or tomato sauce.........please help me....what should I try besides zanax or calming agents......I need to be at my best at all times.......my teeth are also degrading, will have the dentist work on helping with the periodontal disease! just mentioning all things I have read on this page Thank you Connie Robin|
|Robin 18 January 15|
|Hi, I have acid reflux problem for more than 15 years and tried every type of medicines available on this earth, I have tried all ayurvedic medicine but all went in vain. I am advised to go for Pranayam by Baba Ramdev I have the last hope and going for the same. I shall give you the report. Wish me the luck|
|Vinod 11 March 15|
|I had a sore throat and burning mouth for months. The doctor said it was acid reflux, but I did not have the usual burning symptoms of that. He prescribed antacids anyway, no good. In the end I found out that I have a gluten I tolerance and it was the gluten that attacked all the membranes. No gluten in,y diet and I am fine, big trouble any time I eat gluten. So go gluten free.|
|G2 4 June 15|
|Licorice plus by Metagenics is very helpful with canker sores! There are many different licorice supplements but prefer those with no artificial sweetners such as Metagenics. Another help is Ulcer Ease Antiseptic Mouth Rinse I got from Mayo Clinic but now order through my local pharmacy - prescription not needed.|
|Sherry Winter 28 July 15|
|I've had canker sores all my life but recently, I've had them for a longer period (several weeks). Went to see several doctors and they all said that they were canker sores. Take D3, relieve your stress, eat better. Did a lifestyle change and this seemed to have alleviated it to a point but I still have a few. Then it hit me that this could be related to acid reflux (I also have a constant sore throat which is a symptom of acid reflux). Another thing I noticed was a strange sensation in my mouth similar to having excessive acid. I think my stomach is producing extra acid during times of stress and I probably have a leaky stomach valve. I will try and take some Zantac or Prilosec and see if this helps. I'm tired of having canker sores.|
|donna 1 August 15|
|I have pretty bad GERD and yes, recurring mouth ulcers. There has to be a link.|
|Connie 8 December 15|
|After a long time suffering with really painful and regular mouth ulcers a locum GP suggested it could be GERD. Had never crossed my mind before as Ive never had any of the usual symptoms during awake hours. She suggested I try Omeprazole which I did and the ulcers have been so much better ever since, the ulcers, sore mouth, sore throat symptoms Id been getting regularly have almost stopped, I get the occasional painful ulcer but they are WAY less frequent, fewer in number and heal up so much quicker. So it seems acid had been coming up from the stomach as I slept and causing the ulcers and general mouth and throat soreness. The more run down I felt the more I'd tend to drink and eat in the evening which probably made the whole thing worse and it became a vicious circle. I'm off the Omeprazole now and so far so good I've been OK, trying to avoid any food or caffeine late and avoiding alcohol mid week. Also not drinking any fluid one hour before bed seems to help me, I guess the emptier the stomach before bed the better, makes perfect sense now but I'd seen a lot of doctors and done a lot of research before finding what I think was the cause of my ulcers. If you're suffering consider GERD as being the reason and see if Omeprazole and/or lifestyle changes can help. Hope this post helps somebody.|
|Charles 5 February 16|
|For the last 6/7 years I have been suffering from mouth ulcer and now for about 6 months i have heart burn or what medical term called as acid reflux.There is no habit of spicy food or alchohol smocking .The food habit is also simple veg food.A little stress but that is normal in todays life.The medicine I was given is cures only temporary and the problem recurring .Loss of apetite and heart burning with several ulcers streaded in side the mouth and under lips up to walls of throat.Earlier it was once in a month but slowly now its almost every 2/3 days >no out side food or chille i can consume.What medicine you suggest?|
|Ghanshyam Parekh 15 March 16|
|I have had acid reflux for about 10 year's, but only just started with a sore throat, also mouth ulcers.|
I have felt some relief that i am not on my own.
Your mind goes into overdrive wondering what is going on.
|Adele. 20 June 16|
|I am faceing mouth ulcer from last three day on and off .i have used omepraOle .at beging ulcers got better but now no effect of omeprazole ...|
|shahid awan 22 June 16|
|I am healthy 22 year old. I have started a vegan diet about 6 months ago and eat fairly healthy. One night I was forced to eat pizza as my parents believed I was taking the vegan diet too seriously and have not been able to get the healthy benefits of dairy. I had two pieces that night and had some trouble right away and felt like something was stuck in my throat. I drank water and just walked it off. The next day I had some spicy curry and towards the evening started having sharp pains in my chest and so rushed to the ER thinking I might be having a heart attack. The doctor did an ECG and an X-ray and said everything looks good and its probably reflux. I was given pentaprazole magnesium (40mg) and was sent home. The pain continued on and off for the next week so I saw my family doctor who advised to double dose for a week. I was starting to feel like it was going away and after the one week double dose switched back to normal dosage and I started to notice a lot of saliva in my mouth after eating. No chest pains this time just saliva and the feeling of something being stuck in my throat. The symptoms quickly go worse and I was unable to swallow. I was put on PPI (60 mg) once a day and the symptoms of constant burning throat, excess saliva in mouth and sore throat seem to subside in a week. I still have difficulty swallowing and feel like the food is slowly moving through esophagus and the chest pain is there on and off. My question is will I ever be completely symptom free? Am I going to develop barrets esophagus?|
|Shmi93 3 July 16|
|I have had terrible throat ulcers for the past 8 years. I tried everything, but to no avail, to get rid of them. Very large Aphthous ulcers that were very, very painful. I went to doctors who prescribed antibiotics, etc., but nothing helped except a dental paste that I could sometimes apply if I could reach the ulcer. I finally noticed that I was getting ulcers on the right side of my throat when I slept on my right side and ulcers on the left side of my throat when I slept on my left...and ulcers in the back of my throat when, you guessed it, I slept on my back. I had no other symptoms of GERD, such as heart burn, except for the ulcers. I went to my doctor and told him what I had discovered and he prescribed Nexium 40 mg. once a day. NO MORE ULCERS! I also noticed that whenever I got a steroid shot for Bursitis, if I had any ulcers, they would clear up in a day (just a side note). I have stopped sleeping on my right side, since the ulcers I got on that side seemed to settle towards my ear and were worse than the others (and I still get one occassionaly even with the Nexium if I do this). I also sleep slightly elevated to keep any stomach acid from creeping up into my esophagus. Anyway, I just wanted to share my success if it might help anyone. Regards~|
|Lisa 28 July 16|
|I was on Prevacid for 5 years with little result. My gastro had me try the probiotic Align and my reflux pain ended. Now, 10 years later, I'm having the feeling of something stuck in my throat and the metal taste in my mouth along with not what I would cause ulcers, but a rash on the roof of my mouth. It was a great 10 years of no symptoms.|
|Leisa 20 February 17|
|My brother had ulcers in his mouth from acid relux since he was a baby. One day in his senior year of high school, my mother gave him vitamins daily ( A, B, D, E, L-Lysine). After a month he noticed he hadn't had an ulcer in awhile. He also does not eat or drink citrus. He is not Suppose to drink coffee either. I hope this helps.|
|Ciera 4 June 17|
|Xylimelts for Dry Mouth can help reduce acid reflux and heartburn at night according to this study in the Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System.|
|Dom Walton 11 October 17|
|I’ve had reoccurring mouth ulcers for about 12 years . And I have realized , that was about the same time I was diagnosed with Gerd ! But I never put two and two , together . I was put on a medicine for the Gerd , but since I only have one kidney , (with problems) . I can’t take the meds prescribed. I’m hoping my dr can find something for my problems . Surgery will probably be the next step.|
|Helen Fogleman 1 December 17|
|I pass on to all of you with the severe gerds and treatment with many of the ppi prescriptions, I have had nearly all of them with very little effect and after several yrs of these treatments I acquired nearly fatal c.diff infection. The ppis interfere with the stomach flora and the intestines are subject to infection which is difficult to treat. Many doctors are starting to realize this side effect as I have learned. However I am taking a product before meals called Dicetel (a bromide Rx) and it works much better and the oral ulcers are better with B12 and zinc suppliments.|
|ROBERTA CECILLE ANAYA 2 February 18|
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