Do Cayenne Pepper Pills Work for Acid Reflux?

Question

Asked by prettyjuls

Do Cayenne Pepper Pills Work for Acid Reflux?

Hi. I read a lot about the benefits of cayenne pepper pills. I have started taking them. I do not hurt from them, but I wonder if they are helping my problem. I have experienced bad acid reflux and I am not sure if I have GERD or any other problem, within the last 6 months. I woke up and could not breathe, acid in my mouth...it was horrible. (I also have a hard time burping and using the bathroom.) I just started taking prilosec in the morning and I use 1 pecid ac in the afternoon. I also started taking the pepper pills.

Do you think I am hurting myself or helping? I just want a natural way to cure myself. I don't want to be on meds my whole life and I dont want to die from this.

Thank you

JC

Answer

Most of the time spicy foods and peppers are on the bad list for those of us with reflux. But, here's the real issue that I see for you - you started two things at once. If you don't get better - is it that the cayenne made things worse so the Pepcid couldn't work? If you do get better - was it Cayenne or the Pepcid?

It may help to try one thing at a time and try to keep a log of your symptoms.

Stephanie

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