Anyone else got issues with your stomach? I'm starting to wake up almost everyday in pain from years of acid reflux, I've been managing it by low dosing Tums whenever it hits, anyone else got a better solution?
I live in america, that is far too expensive, currently attempting to lose some weight to some degree, I've managed to exercise regularly for 2 days now, so that's at a new record.
aside from that I basically die when eating spicy foods, it simply can't handle it.
What do you got going for you?
>go to a DOCTOR? are you crazy? i live in america
it won't cost you an aircraft carrier to get some actual qualified advice on how to deal with acid reflux you moron, and if it's more serious than that it's more important that you get it treated so you actually have a life of any value to pay for.
>I'd rather not use it, aside from that what would they give me pills?
i don't fucking know dude, i'm not a doctor. if they suggest a prescription there's nothing stopping you from getting over the counter pills after researching it.
I do too anon. It seems to worsen significantly when I am going through a stressful time. I usually have to purge my meals unless it's something exceedingly mild; I have found mac and cheese to be the only thing I can consistently tolerate, even though I normally don't care for the boxed shit.
I decided to finally schedule an appointment with a new doctor because the last one I saw just told me it was IBS. I'd rather get a second opinion and make sure it's not ulcers, though, because I'm pretty sure IBS doesn't cripple you for days on end.
Have not had a satisfying shit in 2 weeks. Officially haven't shat in 4 days. Magnesium citrate and suppository do nada. Trying both again tomorrow, then an enema, otherwise I have to have a doctor shove his lubed fingers up my ass and dig it out, because I can't seem to be able to stick anything larger than the diameter of a pencil in there without extreme discomfort.
Omeprazole doesn't have any side effects, I've been taking 40mg a day and haven't noticed anything. Tums and other calcium supplements just seemed to make it worse because too much calcium can contribute to constipation.
Stop raping your stomach with antacids or whatever those bonehead doctors prescribe.
Get lecithin gelcaps and milk thistle tablets from walmart and have one of each after a heavy meal like dinner. Get turmeric spice and mix a teaspoon into tea or something and drink that down.
Each more vegetables moron.
I don't take more than 1500-2000mg a day it's been a year or so, probably just need to focus more on losing weight
I have no real control over my diet of sanwhiches and instant noodles, maybe as soon as I finally get a job
My father has taken omeprozale since it became available as prescription in the mid 90s. He has severe GERD with esophageal spasms. Fixed all his issues related to it.
He just turned 59 yesterday, and is in great health. Can still jog 3 miles 2-3 days a week, checks out fine on physicals.
You'll be fine.
try omeprazol or esomeprazol and do a little big of exercise a day at least 10.000 steps/10 kilometers .Thats how I got rid of my stomach problems. Also don't eat a few hours before sleeping.
Beens years for me and I'm fine, but ya if you take too much daily you risk kidney stones
Apparently it also risks depression, but I was depressed before I started taking them so, whatever.
Dont delude yourself man, thats too much
Im 5'9 and 180lb, but have been lifting weights for a couple years and muscled up, but still need to cut back at least about 15lbs before I lose my belly
Yup, reporting in
Last year my eating habits were absolutely shit, I just ate tons of trash, gained weight, and it all culminated on NYE
The day after I had horrible stomach pain and a fever, so I just stopped eating. Fever disappeared after a day but my stomach still feels like there was a wound there which is now slowly healing
Started eating again yesterday, though all I had was a little bit of water-based porridge and cucumber
Maybe today I'll have some yoghurt and cooked vegetables or rice
Does anyone have any good recipes that use easily digestible ingredients?
Isn't acid reflux a problem with your sphincter muscle at the bottom of the esophagus? Acid from the stomach leaks through and causes the sphincter muscle to open which then allows the highly acidic up into the esophagus.
If that is true, then you need to consult a doctor before it does more damage.
Note: I'm not a doctor and may be completely wrong on this.
this is correct but diet and chronic conditions as ulcers can very well worsen the problem.
you'll have hefty dentist bills also if you do not get it under control - this may be very painfull and expensive.
I had very bad heartburn for about a year before I called.my doctor. I didn't even need to ser him, he just called in a prescription for Prevacid. Thankfully the copay was less than half the otc price
This is the answer.
Omeprazole, and change your diet. Get in shape. Less acidic foods.
My wife is an RN. every patient in the ICU gets Omeprazole. it helps combat the fact that they are laying down all day. Many get it for far more than 2 weeks.
As I've aged I've learned what foods will trigger a flareup. I eat less spicy foods, and less tomato sauce. It's just part of getting old. That's why old people have such boring meals. It's safe.
If I eat nuts or popcorn I'll pretty much poop it out the way it is unless I have some other food with them. Some of my relatives have the same issue, too. I just feel lucky because my older sibling has ulcerative colitis and that's put them in the hospital during really bad flare-ups.
You're a neet yet you can't take the time to take two pills when you wake up? Do your parents need to do that for you too, you leech?
i was getting fucked up digestion problems started as cramps, heartburn, progressed into uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea
.. turnw out i developed a sensitivity to the food i comsumed the most
i don't eat them any more what sucks but man i feel good
My mom and her sister can't eat broccoli. Neither of them can handle spicy foods, either, especially my mom (Chipotle is too hot for her; as a kid I had to bully her into buying the "medium" jars of salsa). My mom gets horrible belches, and had to have her gallbladder out, which only slightly alleviated the problem. Apparently they didn't always used to be like this. I'm terrified I'm going to end up like them. Right now I have no gastrointestinal issues to speak of, but what happens when I hit 40? Will I suddenly become a sad white lady who can't handle spice?
This keeps me up nights.
I used to have a problem digesting meats. I think it was due to the fats. Any kind of beef was the worst.
So I had a diarrhea 6 or more times a week over a long period of time.
The doctor had no clue. Finally a Chinese woman who owned a local book store gave me a book written by a doctor who had a very similar problem. He turned vegetarian and the symptoms disappeared.
So I turned vegetarian, too. Within a couple of days, the issue was gone. I stayed vegetarian for about two years and then gradually started adding meat back into my diet. So far, the problem has not returned at all.
Have you tried Ranitidine/Zantac?
I had a 6 month battle with my stomach to the point where almost anything either made me shit ten minutes after I ate or constipated for days. I eventually did a juice diet for a few days, went vegetarian for a few months, then slowly introduced meat back into my diet. My stomach is fine now but anything overly greasy tends to upset the acid inside.
I've got news bro. Chances are they're not going to shove a finger up your butt, they're going to shove a tube down your nose and into your intestines.
Good luck and if you haven't had a BM in a week, see a doctor stat. You can die from bowel obstructions.
1 tsp of baking soda (not baking powder) in a hot glass of water or milk. Has to be taken on empty stomach. It's a proven method since it raises pH in the stomach and the rest of the body.
not OP but it's funny you should mention that, that's pretty much exactly what happens when I take proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole for acid reflux. it fucking dries me out from the inside or something. I have to eat tons of fiber plus fiber supplements and drink shit-tons of water to even have a chance of pooping normal. even then sometimes I have to give myself a mini-enema with one of those earwax bulb things. plus it dries out my mouth and throat and makes me feel bloated as fuck.
and if I ask for something else, regardless of which doc I go to, they patiently hear me out and then either prescribe a different proton pump inhibitor or tell me to take citrucel or some other liquid fiber stuff which I literally can't gag down without dry heaving.
I can kinda sorta control it if I limit certain things and take OTC antacids. but no matter what I do, as soon as I do any brisk walking, yoga, anything that jogs or compresses my stomach or tips me upside down, it's reflux city all over again.
can confirm this helps. I can't stand the taste of baking soda so I put about 1/4 tsp in blank capsules I got from an herb store. then I take it with a glass of water. it does have a lot of sodium so if you have high blood pressure or a sodium restricted diet, you may have to ask a doc first. but it does help.
I dunno about years, but I've recently been getting acid reflux. Not lots, but it can be unexpected and uncomfortable for several hours at a time. Changing my posture relieves the issue in most cases.
My father had a serious problem when he was an older child/younger teen, and he had surgery to correct the issue. His stomach was tilted and caused acid to wash against the sphincter at the top of the stomach, and the problem went away once it was adjusted. I reckon I may have a milder version of that.
Literally just wriggling about a bit makes it go away on most occassions.
stop taking tums, start taking prilosec (Omeprazole is the generic) every day.
add a probiotic, a good one like garden of life RAW probiotics. Take the prilosec and the probiotics for two months. Then just the probiotic. you will feel better.
Thanks to severe Ulcerative Colitis, my large Intestine almost perforated and was removed. Spent a good portion of 2 years with a shitbag.
Thanks to modern medicine, the lower part of my small intestine is a makeshift rectum called a J-Pouch. I'll shit ~5 times a day for the rest of my life unless something terrible happens. Then it's back to the good old ileostomy bag.
Sounds like me. I wake up in the mornings feeling terribly hungry but at the same time my stomach hurts so bad I feel sick. It takes me about an hour till I can even put anything down.
I got IBS after doing the right thing and losing 30 pounds. Gettin real tired of this bullshit. Been five years, and I still can't eat anything with flavor without getting bloating/cramps/shits for a day.
I can't eat sugary foods. Candy and pastries give me stomach aches and the shits.
Yet sodas and energy drinks don't bother me.
I don't understand why, but it all started when I became an alcoholic.
these two folks have given you solid advice. i will just add that they are telling you to move, not because it will make you lose weight, but because movement is a designed part of the digestion process. if you sit on your tuchus all day, you digest and gastricly drain slower than an active person.
Well, as far as food is concerned, yogurt, bananas, pistachios (kinda expensive, but they're nice every once and a while) are your friend in my experience.
In the morning, I like to mix spinach, banana, 1 egg 2 white of egg, yogurt and a bit of ice. Blend it up.
Also, yeah get some omeprazole (and maybe a fake diagnosis of Autism or something for benefits and shit).
Have stomach ulcers from stress and also gallstones from having a shit diet in the past. Not bad enough for them to take my gallbladder, but bad enough to give me attacks. I can't eat a lot at once or I either get violently sick or have excruciating pain in my upper stomach. So I have to eat several small meals instead of three big ones. Real pain in the ass.
I stay thin this way, though. Which is okay.
Is your stomach ulcers from stress your diagnosis or are they an actual medical diagnosis. If a doctor told me that I had stomach ulcers from stress, I would want a second opinion.
If it is your own diagnosis, it is quite likely wrong. A doctor in Australia won the Nobel Prize on that issue.
>Have stomach ulcers from stress
No, you don't. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-peptic-ulcer-disease#1
>Most ulcers are caused by an infection with a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Even if you have an ulcer that isn't caused by H. pylori, noticed that "stress" is not one of the things that causes ulcers. It's an old wives tale.
once you feel heartburn your lower esapaugas is already dammaged b/c it has no nervers and you wouldnt feel it. start talking prilosec omeprazole daily its less than a buck a pop. if you still get heartburn go to a docter and get and endoscopy
try iberogast it's some herbal tonic from Germany I think. you can order it on amazon.
if you go to the doctor they can check your shit to see if you don't have a virus that's giving you ulcers and they typically give you antibiotics if you do.
>inb4 hurr antibiotics kill you
So you do have healthcare. I've had it for free and have private insurance as well. The doctors are going to give you relatively the same advice and the exact same meds. It'll be the generic version but the properties are exactly the same.
>I live in america, that is far too expensive
Go to the doctor man. It's expensive, but if you ignore underlying symptoms it could eventually drastically change your life.
Source: I only have one testicle because I thought the lump would go away.
I was 23 and a complete dickhead. I was poor and thought I was invincible. Trust me, I've gotten this lecture about a million times, from friends, my dad and countless doctors. I fucked up and I was just trying to encourage anon to see a doctor before something shitty and potentially irreversible happens to you.
This, OP. Also, switch your antacid to liquid gaviscon. My GI recommended it to me and it makes a real difference. Shit foams up and coats your esophagus, good for relief from acid reflux irritation.
>do something dumb
>admit to being dumb
>lose 1/2 of gonads as a consequence
I'm surprised you haven't asked to see it yet, that's what everyone else seems to do after they chastise me for being an idiot years ago.