I've been having heartburn on and off for a few days?
Topic: I've been having heartburn on and off for a few days?
September 17, 2019 / By Rubie Question:
I've tried drinking baking soda in water, eating pretzels, drinking tea...stuff like that, and it hasn't helped much.
I also tried taking Zantac (150) and Tums, which didn't do a whole lot either.
I might go out and buy Prilosec OTC, because I've heard it's good.
I know that Nexium is better, but that it's not otc.
Any sugguestions? Did Prilosec or something else work good for you?
Best Answers: I've been having heartburn on and off for a few days?
Neilina | 10 days ago
How to best relieve symptoms of acid reflux involves making lifestyle changes such as avoiding certain foods, losing weight, stopping smoking and exercising regularly. A wide variety of over-the-counter medications such as antacids, anti-gas or ant-flatulence drugs, oral suspension and H-2 receptor blockers are available to provide temporary relief.
Avoid the overuse of over-the-counter medications as they may cause side effects such as constipation and diarrhea. For more frequent and severe episodes of acid reflux, your doctor may prescribe medications such as proton pump inhibitors. If lifestyle changes and prescription medications fail to offer improvement, surgery may be recommended.
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Originally Answered: I have a healthy diet and I still get heartburn?
some people are more pre-disposed to illnesses than others, despite what they do. though your lifestyle probably helps the situation from being a lot worse.
anyway my cousin is young and with heartburn. she went to a doctor and got medicine for it. you should probably do the same.
Tums is worthless, Prilosec, Zantac otc's are not as strong as prescription and will take a couple of days to start working. Pepsid AC Complete chewables (mint flavored, not berry) works well for me. The other thing you might do is see if your Doctor can prescribe Nexium for you. Other than that, you need to look at your diet and find what has been causing the heartburn. Sodas, coffee or any caffeine drinks, alcohol etc. will all cause heartburn.
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It might not be just your ordinary heartburn. My husband started having heartburn regularly, every night. Then he started getting sick, and violently throwing up for hours. After about 6-7 hours of doing this, it would go away and he would be OK. But the heart burn would never really be gone. We finally went to a doctor and he had arsenic poisoning. We had been tearing out an old wooden deck and was working with treated lumber. It seems the lumber was treated with arsenic and it affected him. I started reading up on it and there have been a few cases of people dying from this. It caused permanent damage to his stomach and he is on a medication to reduce the acid in his body that contributes to heartburn. Please go see a doctor, and Good Luck.
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The pain is serious under my left breast. I am drinking Baking soda for 5 min. Hoping??? I started 4 hours ago. BJ
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Originally Answered: pregnant. bad stomach pains. Constipated or Heartburn? and then is it even morning sickness?
Hey, poor you, sounds like you're having a rough time of it :(
The stomach pains are most likely to be due to all your muscles and lower abdomen muscles stretching; this is very normal in a first pregnancy.
Vomiting can be a side effect of constipation as your food has no where to go, but this should not continue for me than a couple of days. If it does, please seek medical advice as your baby needs all the nutrients it can get.
Heartburn would usually cause pain in your throat or chest, rather than your stomach. It shouldn't make you sick. Gaviscon is great in pregnancy and you can get it on prescription (in the UK).
I hope this helps to ease your worry a little, if not then speak to a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. You may even be able to speak to them over the 'phone if you're worried about 'wasting' their time.
Take care hun and all the best :)