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Taz2

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2011, 05:27:37 PM »

Hi Stumpy - I had forgotten about your chest pain etc. Do you mean that nobody has ever investigated as to why you have this pain? I think that I would want to find out what it was rather than just keep taking things to dumb it down but, then again, I do like to discover why something's happening in my body  ;D

Taz x
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Rosalie

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2011, 05:56:02 PM »

Stumpy have you ever taken Ibuprofen? I had my first bout of this 10 years ago, ended up with endoscopy and it was due to Ibuprofen.  Got a bad bout at the moment which has been going on for a couple of months, had an endoscopy a few weeks ago and it was all clear.  Doc said might just have a very sensitive tummy. I have Lanzaprazole but they don't make me feel that great so Im on the manuka honey which was recommended for this problem (GERD).  You just don't know what to eat, ive lost over a stone.
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2011, 06:07:03 PM »

Hi

No Taz no investigations...at the A&E they done ecg, blood tests etc...and said its heartburn & GP jsut does a repeat script.

I have had almonds recommended on the link from silverlady & some manuka honey thats lurking in the kitchen & feels loads better.

Even on days I do take the omeprazole it still gets me sometimes.

I am not goign to take it tomorrow & use the honey & almonds to see what happens.

On the leaflet with the omeprazole....one of the side effects..chest pains!!!

Stumpy xx
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Taz2

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2011, 06:11:32 PM »

I think it's really bad that they haven't investigated. I know the test i.e. endoscopy may not be that pleasant to undergo but at least they would get a good look at what's happening in your oesophagus and stomach.

It's such an uncomfortable feeling. Do you find it is worse if you lay on your right side? I do.

Taz x
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2011, 06:16:58 PM »

I find it easier if I lie on right side as well.

I tend to feel better lying down anyway really.

Chocolate, tea (cant believe it) and peppermint seem to be the main culprits.

I always find it odd that i dont feel acid in tum, just pain/heat/tingling in chest.
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Rosalie

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2011, 08:02:14 PM »

Hi Stumpy did you see my previous post about Ibuprofen, apparently a lot of people can end up with this problem if they can't take it?
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viv

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2011, 08:11:53 PM »

Stumpy

Go and lie down for me. Find a point in the middle of your chest (breast bone) move your hand down until you meet the first soft bit at the very top of your stomach. Press firmly down with your fingers. Ifs its painful and tender then its acid reflux.
Never sleep flat on your back always prop up your pillows or the head of your bed. Never bend from the waist always squat. Dont ever let your stomach become empty small snacks regularly. Dont drink milk or alcohol.

Oh and lastly......Try the alternative remedies. Please give it a go....my life was miserable and I cant tell you how much it helped me.

If you are going to take PPIs then take them last thing at night. The stomach produces more acid at night than in the day time.

Sorry to sound bossy but I know how difficult this can be.

Honeyb
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2011, 09:02:30 AM »

Hi Rosalie - no I dont use Ibuprofen, I take Paramol if I need painkiller.

I am going to go with the alternatives from Silverladys link...seemed to help yesterday when I did.

Hi HB - did you get the heat/pain spread into your boobs and/or back when you got it. Sometimes they feel on fire. (or that may be hormones)?

Stumpy xx
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BK

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2011, 03:02:31 PM »

I find Gaviscon is the best thing. A quick glug and it calms everything down instantly. Used to take Zantac but found that made things worse because the longer I took it, the longer it went on.

I get excess acid quite a lot because several things seem to set it off: if I don't eat for a long while, if I'm stressed, when I have a cold virus (not sure why that is but it always affects my acid levels), and when I'm feeling really 'hormonal' and flushed.

I have recently bought Manuka Honey 10+ which seems to calm things down temporarily (a tip I got from other ladies on this site) and I'm also making my way through a pack of Prebio (Holland & Barrett), which contains several good bacteria. Not sure if it's helping yet cos I've just gone down with yet another cold (3rd since beginning of October!) so my acid's kicked off again. But I'm persevering with it.

BK
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Trey

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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2011, 04:28:19 PM »

Stumpy, I had a terrible long bout of heartburn and ? gallbladder.  All cured with posture changes.  I was slumping over computer and muscles had shortened and got trigger points (mini contractions) and thing just couldn't move along and be digested properly.

BUT (shouting here) agree with Taz - please get the endoscopy and rule out ulcer, h Pylori, sphincter issues and so on and then try all the other stuff.

It is not responsible medicine to not have a scope or CT scan.  Scope is best because can biopsy for h Pylori which is a very frequent culprit and Ct involves quite a bit of radiation.

Now go DO it.
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2011, 05:44:01 PM »

Hi

Have been taking a spoonful of Manuka 10+ & 4 almonds 3 times a day, and havent had a twinge...fingers crossed!!

Thanks again Silverlady for the thread.

Stumpy xx
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Rosalie

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2011, 08:14:02 PM »

Glad its working for you Stumpy, I have just started Manuka Honey capsules 20+ which seem to be helping me.
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Christine662

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2011, 09:15:34 AM »

Hi Rosalie

Honey is good for lots of things reading on the internet.

Certainly cant hurt us.

Stumpy xx
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Rosalie

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2011, 09:45:54 AM »

Hi Stumpy yes it is very good, ive been taking it on an off for a few years but just a 5+, I found the 10+ a bit sickly so have now gone on to the 20+ capsules
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lewisia

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Re: D You Have Any Heartburn Remedies?
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2011, 04:52:28 PM »

Hi I suffered with heartburn and reflux it was there 24/7 and then tightness across chest. Doc gave me lansporazole and they worked straight away but it got bad again so had to have camera down throat, and have found I have hiatus hernia which has caused it all. I gave up smoking 18 months again and it has got 100% better as smoking was agravating it. I do occasionally get heartburn if I have over eaten and can take a gaviscon tablet (not taken with other) and it is gone.
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