I agree with you about the antacids, low stomach acid causes great problems that are misinterpreted for ‘high-acid’ issues. Antacids also serously deplete magnesium, as do many painkillers, you need to search for it on this site, there is much very useful info. Magnesium and the salt itself should help your stomach issues improve, as I say, I am off stomach meds altogether and things are working great. Try not to stay on the Zantac for too long, using the above should help, then you can come off them altogether.
I’m off the Zyrtec too and almost off the Diamox and I’m doing good.
Regarding inflammation, there are nutritional things you could try, I now include Turmeric in my food wherever possible, whether it’s stirred in soup or a yogurt dip, or as a quick fix, just a quarter teaspoon in a mug of Marmite, Bovril, Vegemite before bed seems to do the trick. I also recommend adding cinnamon to soups, cakes, or just have with honey on toast, etc as this reduces pain too.
Regarding the red blotches, putting iodised salt on everything and taking extra Vitamin C regularly throughout the day, should help improve it. Let me know if any of this helps.
Thank you for your reply! I have been consuming ALOT of salt and water daily… I should invest in a Philadelphia collar actually. I was taking prilosec for a year for gastric ulcers but they recently healed so I have discontinued that. Somehow I feel that taking excess amounts of antacids can cause “low” or not enough acid which can mimic symptoms of an over production of acid???. Im currently taking the zyrtec Zantac combo in hopes to relieve the symptoms of the mast cell symptoms. I have a doctor that is dealing with my POTS but I have yet to find a doctor that is well versed in the correlation between POTS, EDS, mast cells, GI issues, insomnia, pain and everything else going on in my body. Im continuing with the z/z combo because I wonder if inflammation plays apart in all of my POTS symptoms because the red blotches on my skin have definitely gotten worse since my symptoms worsened. Im the one who brought up the z/z combo to my pots specialist and he told me to try it so I asked what dosage should I use and he said whatever the bottle recommends… So I’m not even sure if im taking enough zyrtec throughout the day?. I just wish someone could look at the whole picture and put all of the pieces to the puzzle together…
Thank you again for your time!!!