Reflux has had a negative impact on my home life, relationships and work and it has particularly affected my social life. Some people don’t understand the condition and are not sympathetic to my needs. It can make me irritable when it is particularly hard to manage.
I have tried well-known over-the-counter remedies, and the usual advice of not overeating or eating too quickly, not eating late at night nor lying down too soon after eating and not eating before exercising. None of these made a significant difference.
I saw an advert for silicol®gel online and I’ve been using it for around two years. It definitely helps control the amount of acid I produce, and the number of episodes of reflux are less. Since taking silicol®gel I’ve been able to take up Pilates and Yoga classes which helps keep my stress levels low, and the gel has been really useful to take when I am going out for a meal with family or friends. It’s also been helpful when eating out on holiday where menus can be restrictive and it can be difficult to find menu options that won’t trigger or worsen my symptoms.