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Old 11-28-2019, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I use Mylanta. When I need a portable treatment, I carry Gaviscon with me.

Mylanta works great.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I use Mylanta. When I need a portable treatment, I carry Gaviscon with me.

Mylanta works great.


Nice to know, I have been thinking of adding Mylanta to my lineup of GERD meds.

The aluminium-hydroxide does give me pause.........I do not know what to make of the ingestion of
this substance and do not really know if it is something I want to take because of this. .
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Lahaina, Hi.
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I use Mylanta. When I need a portable treatment, I carry Gaviscon with me.

Mylanta works great.
I will have to try Mylanta.
I've used Gaviscon for years. It prevents acid reflux while Tums and other antacids don't help at all. I take two every night before I go to bed. Nexium and all of the similar products cause dizziness for me. I used sucralfate (Carafate) for a couple of years after a bad bout with an ulcer at the diaphragm between my throat and stomach.

I had to switch from coffee to tea, quit drinking diet colas, and reduce the amount of acidic products like tomatoes and citrus. I also quit NSAIDS.
By trial and error I've gotten the problem under control. Gaviscon is the only product I now take.
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Old Yesterday, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I seldom drink soda now, and doing so has helped my acid reflux. I cannot quit coffee, however.

I like Mylanta because it soothes my throat as it is swallowed.

So far, I have not had any ill effects from taking this med.

i don’t tolerate the newer meds. One makes me fuzzy headed and the other gives me severe gastro symptoms. Mylanta and Gaviscon work for me.

I agree that Tums are not effective, at least for me.
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Old Yesterday, 09:58 PM
 
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Get to the doctor and arrange for an endoscopy. I had reflux also. Kept putting off going to the doctor. Got scoped and they found a cancerous tumor from the reflux. It’s a serious problem. Don’t neglect it.
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Old Yesterday, 10:35 PM
 
Location: California
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Chew gum
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Old Today, 12:06 AM
 
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Here are some things I did to control it:

1. Reduced stress - meditation and exercise don't work for me. Instead, more sleep worked as well as doing less work by learning how to be more efficient. As a result, there was more time for relaxation. When I am really stressed, like now, my sleep gets broken up.
2. Allow the throat time to heal - I have a reclining couch. I had to sleep on that until my throat healed.
You're quite right about reducing stress, I find that when I am bothered by things, I get more acid reflux. Meditation and exercise doesn't seem to work for me either. Sometimes if I walk I feel great, but if I am really burdened by something it's hard to walk off and it also makes me tired. I like a quiet place to sit sometimes and get my bearings.

The other day I heard about a personal thermostat product, don't know if it truly works but the idea is very fascinating. You turn it on to cool down your body if it is overheated due to stress or you're just overly warm for some reason, and if you are cold, it warms you up. Takes only three minutes. I think it cost over $200.00 and looks like a smartwatch, too rich for my blood, but someone saids they can get the same effect by holding an ice cube way cheaper.
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