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Old 04-15-2016, 09:32 PM
 
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I've had what I would call heartburn for years now, but I don't know if it is actually acid reflux or not. What happens with me is about half and hour to an hour after I eat I will start burping and it burns in my chest for a few seconds. I will burp several times and get this burning. Eventually it will eaither disappear on its own or I will take a TUM and I'll be totally fine. I never get juices coming up into my mouth or any acidic taste. The pain in my chest area isn't constant and only hurts for a few seconds when I burp, then it's gone. Then the next burp comes a few minutes later and it burns again.

Now the strangest part is that this only happens if I eat during the morning or day (say before 3 or 4 pm). If I don't eat anything until dinner I don't get heartburn.

Does anyone else have this pattern of heartburn or GERD?
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:36 PM
 
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Most definitely is. I started having reflux when I was pregnant it is miserable
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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I don't have gerd, reflux or heartburn...I take a stomach protector and if you want to hear about it let me know via DM. I had a ulcer back in the 80's and it's healed but I want to protect my stomach. It's not a pharma drug.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:28 PM
 
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It's usually caused by what you're eating, like something spicey or something that disagrees with you. Instead of taking a pill for it, just try to find out what food is causing it and stop eating that food.

I don't know if it's called GERD though unless it's coming up into your throat.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:57 PM
 
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OP...good info to read about acid reflux and GERD:
https://www.tums.com/heartburn-infor...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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A friend on the insistence of her MD, took Tums for bone/calcium support. This friend ended up with calcium deposits on her thyroid and then had most of her thyroid removed...she knows NOW how wrong it all was to suck on those tums.

Calcium Carbonate - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions | Everyday Health
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:35 PM
 
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A friend on the insistence of her MD, took Tums for bone/calcium support. This friend ended up with calcium deposits on her thyroid and then had most of her thyroid removed...she knows NOW how wrong it all was to suck on those tums.

Calcium Carbonate - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions | Everyday Health
I don't think there's any proof that the unused calcium would travel elsewhere in the body and cause deposits but I have heard that theory too--and it could be true, who knows? Most people who are taking calcium supplements are post menopausal women who are taking it to prevent osteoporosis. And, since older people produce less stomach acid, I don't think Tums, which neutralizes stomach acid, would be the best calcium supplement.

My doctor told me to take an acidic form of calcium such as calcium citrate. Tums is for acid indigestion and I don't think they're even allowed to advertise it as a calcium supplement.
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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And it's all about sucking on the Tums, that calcium, to my thinking, deposits in the neck thyroid area. Common sense to me. I take quality forms of calcium and swallow the tabs but also of the belief magnesium is even more important than calcium. Lots of info on that one. I've read books on the magnesium importance for bone health. I take little calcium and much more mag and every other day strontium citrate for bone strength.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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And it's all about sucking on the Tums, that calcium, to my thinking, deposits in the neck thyroid area. Common sense to me. I take quality forms of calcium and swallow the tabs but also of the belief magnesium is even more important than calcium. Lots of info on that one. I've read books on the magnesium importance for bone health. I take little calcium and much more mag and every other day strontium citrate for bone strength.
Yeah sucking on tums leads to calcium depositing around the neck and thyroid, that makes perfect sense
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:20 PM
 
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Yeah sucking on tums leads to calcium depositing around the neck and thyroid, that makes perfect sense


Well, the most common form of bodily-stones is calcium-oxalate stones.

Those bodily-stones made of calcium-oxalate, yeah, they can form just about anywhere in your body.....
pancreas-stones, liver-stones, calcium-oxalate crystals in the synovial-fluid, etc, etc, etc!
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