(Closed) What do you do to help your heart burn?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t have natural remedies, but Pepcid is my usual go to medication for heartburn.  Have you spoken to your doctor about other possible options or just to get it checked out to make sure it’s not something more severe?

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Tums has always worked for mine – sorry I can’t offer anything further but I hope you get it figured out soon.

Might be worth a trip to the doctor – if all of those other things have failed to help, it might be something more serious.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

zantac has helped before for me. also, make sure to steer clear from tomato-based food too–it’s super acidic and usually triggers heart burn for me if i eat too much. also, are you taking any allergy or asthma medicines? that can make heart burn worse

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

that might be triggering it! my allergist once explained that allergy/asthma meds work partly by relaxing the muscles in your chest, and a side effect is that your esophagus also relaxes which allows digestive fluids or something to go the wrong way. or something like that….

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I know you said that you had taken a bunch of antacids, but I had to jump in and recommend gaviscon, if you haven’t already tried it.  Go solid, not liquid form. 

I’m addicted to spicy food and have a job that necessitates taking good care of my vocal cords, so I am super paranoid about heartburn/reflux.  Gaviscon, lots of swallowing and chewing gum to stimulate saliva are what I do! 

Hope it gets better!  It is a really uncomfortable feeling 🙁 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My FI swears by eating a spoonful of yellow mustard to help his heart burn.  I’m not a mustard fan so I can’t imagine this.  He also flaps his arms.  I’m not sure if that’s supposed to help move the acid down?  Who knows.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

You said you can’t eat apples? That’s what I do (eat a small apple after eating) and it works like a charm.

Hope you find what works for you!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My husband and some members of his family suffer from bad acid reflux.  Zantac seems to work the best (though he uses tums/gaviscon sometimes too).  I have also heard of the baking soda & water remedy in a pinch.  If we really don’t have anything, my husband has drank milk.  I know his dad sometimes sleeps in a papasan chair, as lying down often makes things worse!  Good luck, I know it’s super uncomfortable.

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