'Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD

My reflux is pretty well controlled with Zantac and a very strict diet

My reflux is pretty well controlled with Zantac and a very strict diet. I tried coming off the Zantac but woke up that night coughing so I started them again. I only ever get mild twinges of reflux. Today I ate 3 pieces of white chocolate Toblerone and 20 minutes after dinner my reflux/gas is really bad. White chocolate contains cocoa but I thought the amount of theobromine and caffeine would negligible- I guess I was wrong!! First time in 7 months I’ve eaten a trigger food in more than a tiny amount - and it was NOT worth it.


Yahdah N James
I've just reintroduced a little bit of dairy by eating this homemade quiche that has low fat fetta and low fat shortxruat pastry. It has a little bit of cream beaten with the eggs.

Penny Willow
I've eaten one piece of Toblerone before - I guess three was too much. My IBS has been playing up badly the last few days and that doesn't like either so three pieces was doomed to end badly I guess.

Christina CriCri
Even with Zantac?

Penny Willow
Yep I’d taken one in the morning. Had to take two after dinner. It’s pretty much eased off now (no reflux but still plenty of gas pain).

Kelly B Robinson
Might also be the fat content of the white chocolate and it still has cocoa butter.

Christina CriCri
There are plenty of reflux/gerd-friendly and delicious sweet recipes out there too!! Let's just use them and forget Toblerone... Before I had GERD, I had already given up a lot of unhealthy stuff including sweets... And I really don't understand why I am craving it now when I need it the least... You just have to catch those cravings and thoughts and challenge them and see that actually there are a lot of things that are way more healthy than some industrialized chocolate (I worked for a company that produces this stuff and believe me the only qualitative thing in its products is the wrapping, ugh 😬)

Penny Willow
I just wanted to grab something quickly. The trouble with a restricted diet is you can’t just grab something quickly or while you’re shopping etc. Lesson learned though !

Jay Czarkowski
Damn... I hope I'm able to eat chocolate again one day

Penny Willow
Why couldn't GERD mean you can eat broccoli and cabbage - why did it have to be chocolate and coffee??


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