I've been diagnosed with acid reflux. I've found that even if I'm on meds and have stayed with the acid-reflux-friendly-diet, plain water will come back up, and has done this while riding. I find that volume of water (or food) are the biggest triggers my reflux, along with alcohol (ROH) , but I don't drink ROHs until after riding and I'm in denial about the affect of ROH on my reflux so it's really not an issue here.
Has anyone experienced this, and have a solution?
I was thinking that if fully hydrated before a ride, something like drinking a sip every quarter mile might work. But, I don't like carrying things on my back while riding, so, camelbacks are not an option. And, I can in no way drink enough (volume issue--triggers the reflux) before a ride and sustain that hydration level (bladder issue, 'nuff said) long enough to remain hydrated. And, most importantly, biking puts me in a happy zone where I'm closed off to the world (except those things that affect my riding like cars, dogs, people walking their dogs, cars, children, etc.). I'd forget to sip every quarter mile, even if I liked riding with stuff on my back.
Any suggestions? I'm plain out of ideas.
PS. I also have a doc appt in a little over a week, earliest possible appt situation. Maybe the doc will hear something in my story to help me. Meanwhile, I'm ridin'.