HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Indigestion.....................

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 03, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    I sometimes get really bad bouts of indigestion. And I'm suffering one right now. I just ate dinner. I think the main cause is stress, and I need to try and reduce it.

    Anyone have a natural cure (treatment) for indigestion?

    Mike
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    Nov 03, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    drink 7-up or club soda. It works for me.
  • dhinkansas

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    Nov 03, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    Saltine crackers work too...in addition to the 7-up.
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 03, 2008 10:48 PM GMT
    Gas-X works well. The natural ways to prevent indigestion are all things that you take before you eat, usually enzymes to help break down the things that you can't digest. Beano or any number or supplements that you can find online will do the trick.
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    Peppermint tea.

    I suffer a whole host of intestinal issues and the only thing that I've encountered that helps ease most of them is peppermint tea. My GI dr recommends it, my holistic friends recommend it, my experience recommends it.
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    Nov 04, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    pepto bismol...
    and sometimes 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in water works as well...
  • tailgaytor

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    Nov 04, 2008 8:06 AM GMT
    A nice tall glass of milk works for me.
  • VinBaltimore

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:31 PM GMT
    Definitely agree about the peppermint tea. Also have found probiotics to be helpful.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 04, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    Thank you to everyone for all the suggestions. I will be looking into them.

    Notsoomuch23, I'm not sure about the baking soda and water. How would you drink that?

    Mike
  • vindog

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    Nov 04, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    You should also try and figure out what exactly you eat causes it, then avoid those foods.


    Organic, microbrewed beer, champagne/white wine, soy products, milk products give me issues.



  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 04, 2008 9:16 PM GMT
    atlnvmasc saidYou should also try and figure out what exactly you eat causes it, then avoid those foods.


    Organic, microbrewed beer, champagne/white wine, soy products, milk products give me issues.






    I think it's more to do with stress, than what I eat. But I will keep an eye on what I eat and see if there is a pattern.

    Thanks again to everyone.
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    Nov 05, 2008 11:41 AM GMT
    Indigestion for me usually revolves around eating too much and/or ingesting lactose-containing food in large amounts. Milk especially gives me very bad indigestion that will keep me contorting for a day. icon_razz.gif

    My advice? Force yourself to vomit. There are pills for indigestion but most of it is admitted to be simply placebos. Just barf your way through it I guess. icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 05, 2008 11:42 AM GMT
    P.S. Have you had a check-up? If it's recurrent it may be ulcer or something. icon_confused.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    Sedative saidP.S. Have you had a check-up? If it's recurrent it may be ulcer or something. icon_confused.gif


    Over two years ago I went to my doctor about this, and he sent a letter to the hospital to get me an appointment. I'm still waiting for that appointment icon_eek.gif

    That's what happens when you have a jackass of a government in office for over 10 years icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 05, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    If stress is a major source of your gastrointestinal distress, peppermint tea mixed with some chamomile tea could prove extra helpful, to soothe both your stomach and your mood.
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    Nov 05, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
    I have the same problem and just usually take a couple Tums - does wonders for the tummy. I have also tried a glass of milk which works well for me - but I'm not lactose intolerant. Believe-it-or-not, a teaspoon of baking soda in water works as well (kind of like Alka Seltzer) but tastes awful.

    I find that my indigestion flares-up when I've either eaten spicy food or foods that are high in acid - and stress definately has something to do with it as well. Usually when I'm stressed I really have to watch what I eat or drink - or just plan on taking something knowing that I will get indigestion.

    Good luck - I feel your pain!
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    Nov 06, 2008 12:07 AM GMT
    As a gay naturopathic doctor I think you need to see if you have enough stomach acid. Heartburn happens when we have too much acid or too little. Most people after age 40 need HCL supplements, especially if you are taking protein supplements. You need the acid to properly digest the amino acids! With Neurokinesiology (muscle testing) and sclerology (eye reading) I can recommend what your body needs nutrition wise. Tums may relieve your symptons but by diluting the acid you are causing more problems down the road (possibly leaky gut). Maybe you need to clean out your system with a 20 day herbal liver cleanse. What is your transit time--the time it takes for food eaten to go out the other end? If it is too long or short you will have problems--let's regulate you properly. www.paramountherbs.com
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    Nov 08, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    to answer your question on how to drink the 1 teaspoon of baking soda in water..
    well, simple, put in 1 teaspoon of baking soda in glass of warm water, mix it around, then drink it slowly. It will neutralize the acid buildup in your stomach...