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I know I seen a post before about heartburn relief but I can't find it and I am miserable(sp?). I had the stomach flu and it went away Wednesday and I still can hardly eat now bc of heartburn. I have had lots of heartburn but this is just crazy awful. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 

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Some people find that papaya enzymes help with heartburn, but for me it only dulls it a bit.<br><br>
Tums are my answer.
 

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My old stand by is Breyer's (no other brand will do) Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.<br><br>
But, I know there are better remedies out there. This just ALWAYS took care of it or made it tolerable for me.<br><br>
Here's a couple of links for you to check out though:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=893507&highlight=heartburn+relief" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...artburn+relief</a><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=35542&highlight=heartburn+relief" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...artburn+relief</a><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=218814&highlight=heartburn+relief" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...artburn+relief</a><br><br><a href="http://www.childbirth.org/articles/remedy.html#heartburn" target="_blank">http://www.childbirth.org/articles/r...html#heartburn</a><br><br><a href="http://www.naturalhealthhigh.com/naturalheartburnrelief.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturalhealthhigh.com/nat...urnrelief.html</a><br><br>
Hope you get some relief soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Well, I've tried almost everything. (natural and otherwise) Here's the list of things recommended to me:<br>
Papaya enzymes (chew 1 o 2 after every meal)<br>
Apple cider vinegar (1tbsp mixed into a glass of warm water)<br>
Slippery elm lozenges<br>
Tums<br>
glass of milk<br>
Gaviscon liquid without aluminum<br>
avoiding certiain trigger food (spicy, wheat, sugars...)<br><br>
All these worked at one point early on but mine became so severe I was waking up choking on stomach acid and having a hard time sleeping so a pharmacist recommended the over-the-counter Zantac.<br>
2 tablets every 12 hrs. I've been sleeping like a baby ever since.<br>
HTH!
 

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I was going through everything trying to find something that would work. I now have to take 20mg of Pepcid every 12 hours and the burn is gone. If I forget to take it, I will get instant heartburn. Lucky for me, Wal-Mart has the generic on sale right now for $4 a box (50 pills), where they're usually almost $10. Finally, a sale at the right time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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my midwife taught me to eat almonds, use a small handful chew them really well, almost into a paste and swallow. i have terrible heartburn and this relieves it every time! good luck!
 

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I make a cup of chamomile tea with a spoonful of dill tossed in as both of those herbs help relieve it VERY quickly for me. If I'm out of tea, I drink a glass of milk.
 

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I have very severe GERD, so I take Prilosec every day, and occasionally Zantac if I need to.<br><br>
Zantac is relatively safe, and you can try 1 75mg, and if that doesn't work, double the dose.<br><br>
Also, for immediate relief, if you can choke it down (have a big glass of water handy for after *GAG*), you can mix a ts of baking soda in a small cup of water. It's AWFUL, but works well immediately. It will make you burp a lot for a little while, but it does neutralize the acid quickly. Personally that's the best "I need help <i>right now</i>" thing I have found, and believe me, I have tried EVERYTHING over the years!
 
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