April 5, 2011 3:18 am at 3:18 am #596112
Pesach is not even here yet, and my stomach is freaking out. Remedies, anyone?April 5, 2011 3:54 am at 3:54 am #758622yossi z.Member
😀 Zuberman! 😀April 5, 2011 4:06 am at 4:06 am #758623His Royal HighnessMember
Tums.April 5, 2011 5:10 am at 5:10 am #758624
I live off tums it worksApril 5, 2011 6:43 am at 6:43 am #758625commonsenseParticipant
tums is baby steps, try zantac, tagamet, prevacid, prilosec etc… they are all available over the counter and really work.April 5, 2011 6:47 am at 6:47 am #758626tzvideerMember
ompradex – works for me for 24 hours. but it is prescription meds.
BTW, i live in Israel so dont know what the US equivalent is.April 5, 2011 8:49 am at 8:49 am #758627
Shrek the Heartburn during Pesach is from Digestive Problems. Let me give you practical suggestions: 1. Eat Fruit- Apples, Pears, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Papaya and more; 2. Nuts in Shells-Walnuts, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Hazel Nuts…3.Teas-Fennel,Spearmint, Peppermint, Green Tea, Rooibos… All these Teas must have a Hectsher for Pesach from a reliable Kashrus Org. The crux is to prevent Constipation by either eating Fruits and Nut Fiber, or make Salads with Lettuce, Carrots, Avacado, Tomato and more. Drink plenty of Water and limit Fizzy Sodas. Water pushes the food through the Digestive System. Drink Dry Wines during the Seder, much healthier than Sweet and Semi Dry. Try to select Wine with low Sulfite and a small amount of perservatives. Good luck may you not be uncomfortable with faulty Digestive Problems during pesach.April 5, 2011 9:12 am at 9:12 am #758628amichaiParticipant
go into about.com. search under heartburn. you really have to watch what you eat if you suffer from it.April 5, 2011 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #758629real-briskerMember
Shrek – Heartburn is not in the stomach.April 5, 2011 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #758630aries2756Participant
RB, seriously? You must be very young.
Shrek, for one thing we switched to whole wheat matzoh a while a go and that helped a lot. Try to stay away from “fried” foods. Pepcid AC is also very helpful.
The no no’s if you experience heartburn are: caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, soda, fried foods, spicy foods.
And the most important is NOT to lay down after eating, and never lie flat use at least two pillows.April 5, 2011 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #758631
I live with heartburn all year!! Tums really works for me. For Pesach, you have to ask a shaila?
Almonds and milk are supposed to help too!April 5, 2011 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #758632
i am here -“I live off tums it works”
commonsense – “tums is baby steps, try zantac, tagamet, prevacid, prilosec etc… they are all available over the counter and really work.”
These drugs may be available without a prescription, but they shouldn’t be taken on a regular basis without your PCP’s orders. If you have “Heartburn” once in awhile, then it’s ok.
If you have stomach/intestinal problems all the time, you need to go for a diagnosis. GERD is just one of many things that can be diagnosed. There are many possibilities -some serious, some not.April 5, 2011 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #758633
Health: Are you trying to scare us???April 5, 2011 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #758634always hereParticipant
2 separate times, a year apart, after returning from Israel, I had peculiar feelings around my heart. (& those times I ate the healthiest, drank the most water, & exercised the most). normal EKGs, B’H, & I was prescribed Prilosec both times. boy! was I surprised… heartburn? really?April 5, 2011 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #758635am yisrael chaiParticipant
It’s possible you have a food sensitivity so something you ate, even if it is healthy food. A good alternative practitioner should be able to identify the offending food(s) for you.April 5, 2011 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #758636Avram in MDParticipant
Health: Are you trying to scare us???
No, I don’t think he is. I have GERD and have been treated by a GI doctor. Infrequent heartburn is one thing, but frequent heartburn should warrant a visit to the doctor. The esophageal walls are delicate and can be damaged by frequent reflux. It’s something that can be treated, so one should not just “live with it.”April 5, 2011 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #758637FunnyBunnyMember
I have been having CRAZY heartburn lately, so I researched what I can do for it, and I read that it’s best to stay in an upright position (sitting is fine) for an hour or so after eating and not to eat anything fried for a few days. Some people say to go on a bland diet for 24-48 hours, like only clear drinks (water, apple juice etc), rice, applesauce, bananas, dry toast.April 5, 2011 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #758638
once i am off all the “bad” food to cause acid reflux. i am feeling au’some.April 5, 2011 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #758639Mother in IsraelMember
I never even knew what heartburn felt like until this pregnancy. Mine is definitely triggered by too much chocolate, but I have a hard time eliminating it from my diet. I’ve been snacking on Tums and it does help but not completely.April 5, 2011 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #758640adorableParticipant
are you preg? that would explain a lotApril 5, 2011 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #758641golden momMember
If its from pregnancy ice cream really works if not acid reflux if not taking care of has shown to eat up the asofigas besides all other foods listed above to stay away from is acid foods like citrus acid which is in a lot of foods and drinks and all forms of tomatoes including sauce ketchup
…April 6, 2011 1:19 am at 1:19 am #758642deiyezoogerMember
If you take prilosec for 14 days its suppose to help for the next 3-4 months. (for me it helped for only 1-2 months) So if you start today you can still finish before pesach, and it should help you at least to get trough yom tov.
“I live with heartburn all year!! Tums really works for me. For Pesach, you have to ask a shaila?”
There are kosher for passover Tums with an hechsher of the KAJ.April 6, 2011 1:59 am at 1:59 am #758643farrockgrandmaParticipant
Baked sweet potato. Baby fingers. And if the heartburn is really bothering you, check whether you may be able to use Prilosec. It did appear on Pesach lists in the past. Acid indigestion can lead to ulcers, and that is a hazard.April 6, 2011 2:12 am at 2:12 am #758644abcd2Participant
persistent untreated heartburn that you you just sugarcoat by not feeling its effects via tums or other drugs is very dangerous. You must be seen by an md. You might have a serious digestive issue in early stage that is easily treatable before it becomes a major issue not easily treatableApril 6, 2011 2:57 am at 2:57 am #758645
Abcd2 – I second your post.
farrockgrandma -One of the leading causes of ulcers is H. Pylori. This can only be diagnosed by a physician. Another reason to check out persistent heartburn.April 6, 2011 4:05 am at 4:05 am #758646always hereParticipant
I don’t know what heartburn feels like! I thought, cv’s, I was having heart or chest (lung?) problems… that’s why I was so surprised to have been prescribed antacid! but it worked, so…April 6, 2011 5:59 am at 5:59 am #758647
Reflexology works au’some for acid reflex (and for healing mostly other things as well) I have tried it and felt like a million dollars after. it takes a couple of sessions (witch i have not done yet) but i know it works cause my sis did it for hers acid reflux and it helper her.April 6, 2011 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm #758648
Shrek I agree with some of the other posters, that you need to be examined by a Doctor. If possible try to find a Pysician that knows Alternative Medicine including Diet and Nutrition. I still believe making a change in your diet could help you.April 6, 2011 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #758649
Thanks to all of you for scaring me!!!! I guess I will put a dr. visit on my schedule for after Pesach!April 6, 2011 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #758650mewhoParticipant
can someone tell me what happened to mylanta?
its been off the shelves sincce december.
that used to helpApril 6, 2011 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #758651
Prevacid is working wonders for me. after 2 doses I feel MUCH better.
bring on the matzoh!April 13, 2011 12:38 am at 12:38 am #758652
heartburn is back. maybe I should just stop eating.April 13, 2011 1:20 am at 1:20 am #758653
Shrek try this put two capfuls of Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup of Water. Drink this as will alakaize the acidity causing the Heartburn. If this does not work make an appointment with your Gp., for an Examination. Feel better.April 13, 2011 1:25 am at 1:25 am #758654
I think I’d rather starve, but thanks Yank.April 13, 2011 5:36 am at 5:36 am #758655
Go to your PCP and if there aren’t any red flags, you will be put on a trial of PPI’s for 2-4 weeks. If this doesn’t control it, you will have to be worked up.April 13, 2011 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #758657candy613Member
i had 2 brothers with acid reflux, and prevacid did wonders for them just after 2 weeks! Like someone mentioned earlier, you can take prevacid for 2 weeks, and it will help you for the next 4 months or so! Good Luck!
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