Prior to seeing Dr. Ferro, I had been taking Togomet and Nexium for 27 years to control chronic heartburn and acid reflux. After evaluating my condition, Dr. Ferro suggested that I try a hydrochloric acid supplement when eating meals containing protein. I tried the hydrochloric acid supplements and found that they did not cause my heartburn to worsen, but rather relieved my symptoms. I have been using the hydrochloric acid supplements for three and one half years. They have worked so well that I have not needed to take Togomet, Nexium, or any other prescription medication to control heartburn during that three and one half year period.