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Author Topic: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?  (Read 16374 times)

Christine662

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D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« on: November 30, 2011, 11:06:45 AM »

Hi Ladies

The bain of my life at the moment is heartburn. :'(

Diet is so restricted, I am afraid to eat lots of things even though it may not be them that casues it. Chcolate, tea, peppermint all set me off definately within a day of having them.

Its a stinging pain, which spreads into back etc. Get red hot boobs too with it. If I take Omeprazole it goes within day or 2, but dont really want to take them forever...

Do you have any more natural remedies for me & anyone else who suffers?

Thanks

Stumpy xx

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sue bot

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 12:00:42 PM »

zantac are very good
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 12:04:20 PM »

thanks
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Rosalie

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 12:27:29 PM »

I take Manuka Honey
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silverlady

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 12:37:24 PM »

Stumpy here are some natural remedies for heartburn.

http://www.tummytrouble.co.uk/naturalremediesforheartburnandindigestion.html

silverlady x
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 12:39:03 PM »

Thanks Silverlady

Rosalie...I just popped into kitchen & had a teaspoon of Manuka, forgot I had it. Thanks
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011, 12:42:19 PM »

Silverlady..i have almonds in the house so having those too... :P

Thanks its a good link
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Taz2

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 12:55:42 PM »

Hi Stumpy - as ever I am going to ask whether you have had this checked out. New stomach pain should always be reported to the doc - especially once we are getting towards our "middle" years  ;D ;D

Taz x
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grumpy2008

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011, 01:00:06 PM »

I've had reflux/indigestion in the past... omniprazole didn't work for me, made it worse infact  :'(

BUT what did work was acidophilis. I take one capsule a day now (the yoghurts and drinks just aren't strong enough) and, touch wood, I rarely have problems these days.

I also found that it was normally worse when I felt most stressed?

Wishing you some relief! I know how horrible it is!
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011, 01:04:01 PM »

Hi Taz

mmm dont know if you remember way back in May i think it was I came on MM scared with the pain (all new then)...and was advised by you lovely ladies to go to A&E as it was so bad? Was agony, no stomach pain which was most scary. All in the chest.

I did & the diagnosed heartburn, prescribed Omeprazole (gave me 2 that night which worked within mins)...I have been on them on & off ever since. But would prefer something more natural. Dont like taking any drugs if can help it, as since this peri lark I am worried all the time about side efffects etc. Silly I know, years ago woudl pop them without thinking.

Hi Grumpy...where do you get that from? I am Mrs Stress!!! over nothing, OH says Im not happy unless fretting about something or nothing...today its the upcoming mammogram tomorrow...they dropped the age range & I fell into the first random group they called in...fabulous eh.

Stumpy xx

Stumpy xx
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littleminnie

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 01:17:40 PM »

Don't worry about the mammogram Stumpy, I had my first one earlier this year.  Slight discomfort but thats all.
Nothing to worry about.
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grumpy2008

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2011, 01:21:29 PM »

I get my acidophilis from Holland and Barrett http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/product_detail.asp?pid=753&prodid=809&cid=145&sid=0. I have found it to work although I have been thinking of another called fem-dophilis, which I think I'd have to buy off the web and is a lot more expensive  ???

I got into a cycle of anxiety when my reflux was at it's worst - I was getting sharp pains in my chest and worried myself sick, so they happened all the more. When you're stressed, you'll just notice every little twinge and the stress feeds back on itself. Ahh, the theory is so simple though, eh?! In my head, the stress/anxiety comes from fear, and doing something to take control helps me a lot (like taking the acidophilis).

Well, I think you're allowed a bit of worry over your mammo but once it's over you'll feel much better  :). Good luck Stumpy, I'm sure it'll all work out just fine (I've had several and it's over in no time - promise!)  :hug:
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2011, 01:39:45 PM »

Thanks Ladies....always feel better when talk on here about things which seem silly to people that have no idea how we feel.

its even been said to me in the past...dont be silly.

Stumpy xx
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viv

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2011, 01:55:31 PM »

Aloe Vera juice is very effective.

I think I have said before that I was on PPIs for over ten years and taking increasingly stronger ones all the time.

After a visit to an alternative practitioner I was prescribed herbal drops called Centaurium. You take 15 drops in a little water before meals and it prepares your stomach for food and helps the digestive process. It certainly worked for me and now I can eat almost what I want and never take anything stronger than Gaviscon.

It was not easy to start with and I did suffer for about two weeks before things started to improve and in this period I used Aloe Vera.

Did you know that long term use of Omeprazole causes stomach problems  :o

You have my sympathy its a horrible thing. I did not even eat out eventually.

Honeyb
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silverlady

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2011, 02:28:05 PM »

Stumpy your stress levels can make digestion problems worse, as they say they the stomach is the second brain.

http://www.wholisticresearch.com/info/artshow.php3?artid=1

If you google stomach and second brain you will come up with loads of info on it, it is a scientific fact.

silverlady x
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