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Stomach Acid
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bmcgovern - December 3

I think my stomach over produces to much acid. It really hurts sometimes. It's not acid reflux it doesn't come up but sometimes my stomach feels like its burning. I stay away from anything acidic. I do take Prilosec, but it helps only so much. Does anyone know anything that really helps the stomach acid calm down alot?

 

Canada17 - December 3

Stay away from all citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, raw onion, raw garlic, coffee. Try that for a couple weeks, then see how you feel. If it helps with your problem, you can then try reintroducing these items one at a time to see if they affect you.

 

bmcgovern - December 4

Canada17,
Thanks for the advice.
I do stay away from all the foods you mentioned. I have days where i do not have anything acidic and my stomach still will produce to much acid. I also can not have coffee what so ever. I am Lactose Intolerant. I actually cant have any dairy, even the smallest amounts of dairy make me so sick. Every time i have dairy i feel like i am going to throw up. I usually will eat crackers but doesn't always help. I have taken Nexium. It helps a bit but do you know if they make any acid reducer medication stronger?

 

Fantod - December 4

Hello again - I'd like to recommend that you purchase a book by Elizabeth Lipski, PhD., CCN called "Digestive Wellness." Make sure that you purchase the third edition which is revised and updated. It contains very comphrensive and user friendly information on natural remedies for ulces, heartburn, diarrhea, IBS, colitis, acid reflux, food sensitivity and more. I am reading it now and have found the book to be well written and useful. Take care.

 

Canada17 - December 9

Until you get in to see your doctor, you can try green tea. It worked wonders for helping with my stomach issues. I had to stop using it as I developed heart palpitations that were worse than the "normal" ones I have due to my FM. I later found out that green tea can have increase blood pressure in some people so keep that in mind if you decide to try it.

It is at least a natural alternative to medications that may give you some relief until you can talk to your doctor. I urge you to keep pressing your doctor for help though as acid reflux can damage your esophagus and that will create a whole other batch of problems for you.

 

tnichel - December 9

my doc put me on welchol which is a cholestorol lowerig drug but it also works well for reducing bile in the stomach which is why I take it. I was having a lot of problem with upset stomach and nauseau. I also no longer have a gall bladder so fluids are constantly leaking into my stomach. But I also have IBS. I try to avoid acidic foods, caffeine, high sugar, gluten, greasy stuff and fat. Yeah, pretty much everything I love. I also take bentyl everyday. My doc says I have to to keep the ibs under control so the fms won't flare up b/c they play off one another.

 

Fantod - December 10

You can take 300 mg of Zantac at a time. I use it twice a day to control a raging case of GERD. A glass of water can set me off. I buy my Zantac at Costco which seems to have the best deal. Take care.

 

Canada17 - December 11

Since I cut yeast and white flour out of my diet, my IBS has become almost unnoticeable. I don't know which one caused the most issues or if both of them are bad for me but after just two weeks I had remarkable results.

A lot of foods have one or both of these ingredients, I didn't realize just how many until I started reading the ingredients list looking for them. At first I was disappointed that I could no longer eat some of my favourite foods anymore. However, once I realized how much pain they were causing me, it was easy to cut them out.

 

tnichel - December 11

Canada17. It is daunting, isn't it? Especially if you're not a health food junkie or very knowledgeable about food. I'm a picky eater so cutting out those items was and is very hard. But like you said, you have to make choices if you want to get better. I've tested negative for gluten sensitivity and celiac's but I swear that's my problem. I had a terrible reaction to papa john's pizza (I know, I know...my kriptonite) a couple of weeks ago and I typically never have a problem with pizza. I love v8 fusion though. Gluten free and quite tasty minus the sugar.

 

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