Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:10 PM
I take 20 mg of Nexium each morning. Since I can't drink coffee without problems, I've tried to switch to mild teas. I seem to have trouble with herbal ones that have acidic fruit in them, like orange, lemon, strawberry, etc., but I'm able to drink a mild cup of decaf green tea every other day or so. Any tea with mint is a no-no, because (according to my doctor) it opens the LES sphincter and makes reflux worse. (So why are Maalox, Mylanta, and some other anti-acids made with "cool-mint"?????? That makes no sense!) I really like something warm to drink in cold weather. I guess that hot cocoa is out now too, right?A friend told me that an African tea (rooibos tea) is okay for those with reflux because it doesn't have caffeine and because there's no oxalic acid (bad for those prone to kidney stones). Have any of you tried it? The only other teas I can drink are chamomile (although not too often), and fennel (which makes me belch a lot because of it's anti-gas ingredients). I'd like to try the rooibos tea, but hate to order it if it won't be good for my reflux. I tried ginger tea too, but it gave me heartburn. Looking for some soothing, warm teas to drink during this upcoming winter season!