Acid Reflux Cure
Q: I've had bad heartburn for the last 13 hours. I can't think of anything I
ate or did that would cause it. So far I've taken lots of Rolaids and 2
Zantac. I still have the heartburn, although not as bad as early in this
This happens to me about once a year (out of the blue) and the Zantac
always used to take care of it.
Any suggestions for cures?
A:I have occasional problems with acid reflux, and it's no fun. Acid reflux treatment is a little different than indigestion treatment, so it helps if you know which is attacking you. With reflux, lying down makes me feel worse. So does drinking milk or eating too much protein or fat (stomach acids are working harder). Tums with calcium can make it worse! Peppermint is another killer. I take Zantac or Pepcid, nibble some crackers or pretzels to keep my stomach from being empty, vow to reduce my fat intake for the rest of my life (a vow I've never yet kept), and try to avoid stress
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