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does anyone know anything about heartburn
July 15, 2007
2:25 pm
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I ate something spice today and now i am having the most horrible burning sensation in my chest. I feel nauseaus too. NE one know anything about this?

July 15, 2007
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Yeah. Don't eat that stuff again.:)

Seriously, I get heartburn from coffee, cigs, alcohol, being overweight and lack of exercise and getting older.

Antacid tabs help.

If, after you go down to bread and water, you still are experiencing heartburn....you need to go to a doctor.

July 15, 2007
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Well, I just ate it and I don't get heartburn very often but man this is terrible. I am going to try some alkaselzer.

July 15, 2007
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Hope you feel better soon.

Actually, if you can drink more water that might help. Also, don't just sit....try to stretch backwards, or lie down with your arms straight up above your head....any posture that sort of lengthens or opens up your inner body space and lessens the pressure.

July 15, 2007
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I walked around a little and took some alkaselzer and water and after finally falling asleep becuase the pain was so bad (my body tends to shut down when I don't feel well and makes me sleep through it) Now an hour later I am feeling better. Exaughsted but no more heartburn.Thank god.

July 15, 2007
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First of all do not eat the spice that is causing the problem again. You might have anything from acid reflux, to a hiatal hernia, to an intolerance to that particular spice. Need to go to an MD to get the best advice. Mylanta is good to have on hand or any other over the counter antacid that sounds good to you so that the next time it happens you can coat your stomach. Tylenol will help with the pain and does not irritate the stomach lining the way aspirin does.

July 15, 2007
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If this persists, a paliative wont do. Dont lie with your head low. Get a pyramid pillow or put bricks or books under the feet of your head. Acid reflux hurts. If you have any erosion or more serious condition, it hurts more. A chronic condition requires constant treatment, maybe just medication (omeprazol?). A check up might be in order. If you have an ulcer due to a bacteria, you just need some medicine, its simple. Good luck!

July 15, 2007
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OK. I have been under treatment for this. Here is what my doctor told me:

1. Never lie down for ONE (1) hour, after ingesting food.

2. Avoid caffeine (this includes coffee, tea and chocolate).

3. Avoid alcohol, particularly on an empty stomach or near bedtime.

4. Check your stress level!!!

5. Eat whatever I like, but keep the portions SMALL and minimize the liquid intake during meals.

6. Don't go long stretches without eating.

7. Don't eat for at least 3-4 hours before bedtime.

8. Pepto Bismo is the most soothing and protective treatment for acute heartburn ever invented. None of the new products can outdo it (according to the doctor). So, I always keep a bottle on hand.

He also put me on medication to heal up the irritated tissues...Nexium (the purple pill, as it is known). Aciphex also works for me. The OTC stuff works for some people.

July 15, 2007
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P.S. My heartburn triggers when stressed are...

- garlic in any form

- alcohol

- pain medications and certain antibiotics

For some reason, spicey foods (Mexican, Thai, Chinese, etc.) do not bother me.

July 15, 2007
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if you are not nassous celery is good at getting rid of it too.

July 15, 2007
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Thanks for all the advice guys. i spoke with my MD who said that its the stress of moving and the breakup and all. I guess it may have had to do something with the fact that I skipped breakfast for the first time in almost a year because I slept in. So, i am not going to do that again.

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