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Old Feb 24th 2017, 7:23 pm
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...No attack, video is safe to watch for all audiences.
What, no blood or anything? Where's the fun in that?
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Old Feb 24th 2017, 7:41 pm
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What, no blood or anything? Where's the fun in that?
I am sure you can find some more graphic shark videos if you so desire..


I think a visit to the doctor is in order for me.

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Having a little trouble? Because I was on anti-inflammatory meds for arthritis for a long time and dexilant (one of those inhibitors) as the antidote for the reflux, when I stopped all that and quit the dexilant I had heartburn for a couple of weeks before becoming stabilised. Tums in the pocket.
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Having a little trouble? Because I was on anti-inflammatory meds for arthritis for a long time and dexilant (one of those inhibitors) as the antidote for the reflux, when I stopped all that and quit the dexilant I had heartburn for a couple of weeks before becoming stabilised. Tums in the pocket.
hiatal hernia which in turn causes really bad acid reflux along with some other things.

Tums and rolaids don't do anything for it.
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hiatal hernia .
That's what my last surgery was; so along with the umbilical and ventral ones I've got mesh from top to bottom. Luckily acid reflux isn't a real problem, but I can get cramps across where they're sewn in that literally paralyse me without warning. If you've been on the stuff for awhile your Dr might want you to get blood-work and check your kidney function. Never hurts to ask.
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That's what my last surgery was; so along with the umbilical and ventral ones I've got mesh from top to bottom. Luckily acid reflux isn't a real problem, but I can get cramps across where they're sewn in that literally paralyse me without warning. If you've been on the stuff for awhile your Dr might want you to get blood-work and check your kidney function. Never hurts to ask.
That is what I want to ask about, its only been a couple years on them but not consecutive as I wasn't on them in ON or when in the US and it's not daily but as needed, so maybe 3-4 times a week on average, but I wasn't aware of these possible issues, and would like to ask the doctor about them.



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hiatal hernia which in turn causes really bad acid reflux along with some other things.

Tums and rolaids don't do anything for it.
A teaspoon or so of vinegar with water normally cures mine. Tastes awful, but it works! (You can substitute lemon juice as well, anything acidic).
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...Tastes awful, but it works...
By Jove, that sounds like an advertising slogan. You might try selling it to someone
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A teaspoon or so of vinegar with water normally cures mine. Tastes awful, but it works! (You can substitute lemon juice as well, anything acidic).
Interesting idea, can you explain how it works please? My OH has terrible reflux and constantly.
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Interesting idea, can you explain how it works please? My OH has terrible reflux and constantly.
It frightens you so much that you recover before consuming.
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Interesting idea, can you explain how it works please? My OH has terrible reflux and constantly.
My doctor told me this. For an odd reason foods you think are acidic actually bring down the acidic levels in your body.
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My doctor told me this. For an odd reason foods you think are acidic actually bring down the acidic levels in your body.
Maybe it facilitates or prompts faster absorbtion of the stomach acid, the same way the antidote for accidentally drinking rubbing alcohol is to guzzle a half pint of Scotch.
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Interesting idea, can you explain how it works please? My OH has terrible reflux and constantly.
The theory is that your stomach increases/produces the amount of acid because it's not acidic enough, causing heartburn - and taking antacids increases the problem. By introducing some kind of acidic, the stomach stops needing to produce more and thus 'calms down'.

That's the theory and I'm not sure if it works for everyone / every incidence of reflux/heartburn, but it has worked for me about 80% of the time. I usually take a large teaspoon (or 2) of vinegar and then drink a glass of cold water (or combine them), though I've also added a healthy amount of lemon juice to water and sipped on that. I also found having a glass of 'lemon' water to sip on during the evening helped to stop the reflux at night.

One word of warning, you will belch and fart a lot after!

This should not be tried if you have an ulcer, I understand.


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The theory is that your stomach increases/produces the amount of acid because it's not acidic enough, causing heartburn - and taking antacids increases the problem. By introducing some kind of acidic, the stomach stops needing to produce more and thus 'calms down'.

That's the theory and I'm not sure if it works for everyone / every incidence of reflux/heartburn, but it has worked for me about 80% of the time. I usually take a large teaspoon (or 2) of vinegar and then drink a glass of cold water (or combine them), though I've also added a healthy amount of lemon juice to water and sipped on that. I also found having a glass of 'lemon' water to sip on during the evening helped to stop the reflux at night.

One word of warning, you will belch and fart a lot after!

This should not be tried if you have an ulcer, I understand.

Thanks for that Souxie! I hate heartburn. One remedy for sore muscles a gym teacher told us was a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, to counter the build-up of lactic acid causing the stiffness. It makes you belch as well, as if you'd chugged a glass of 7-Up or Ginger Ale.

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This is quite funny for those of us who are living in the land where everything is 'awesome'.

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