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#1 of 2 Old 03-22-2014, 10:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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! 

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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.

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