9 year old complains of awful heartburn - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-22-2014, 11:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
MommyDOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

HI all, I'm desperate for some help for my daughter.  She has had bad heartburn on and off for several months.  I've only had heartburn once, so I know it hurts.  I'm sympathetic to her pain, but I'm afraid doctors will just put her on medication that won't address the real problem. 

1st question: I searched in this forum and there are only 2 pages of posts.  Is that all there are??  I used to be able to come on here and search for a couple of years worth of posts for help. 

 

2nd question: where are the best places to read about this condition?

3rd question: have you been through this?  WHat did you do to solve this?? 

Thanks so much! 

MommyDOK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-24-2014, 12:21 PM
 
JamieCatheryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SW Pa
Posts: 5,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)

Chewable DGL Licorice worked wonders for me to treat heartburn symptoms when I had that due to pregnancy, and when my husband got ulcers (from stress+junk food+alcohol one weekend). Some people actually get relief taking a spoonful of apple cider vinegar, as the stomach needs acid to digest food or else it overproduces and creeps up the esophagus. Taking some aloe vera could help too. Food intolerances are the most likely cause. I would try an elimination diet, cut gluten and dairy and soy, any processed foods with hidden ingredients, probably do a Whole30 or GAPS thing and the reintroduction period to test what causes trouble and what is ok. Do it as a family so she doesn't feel deprived, and even if choices are limited be sure to serve plenty of food.

JamieCatheryn is online now  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off