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What's Going on With My Heartburn?

Explain the progress of weird heartburn symptoms to me as if my body was a foreign and mysterious object that is staging a escalating and unpredictable revolution in my belly and affiliated areas. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Jan 21, 2015 - 24 answers

Is this acid reflux? Is this heartburn?

YANAD - but I went and saw a doctor and I'm still a little confused about things! The medication isn't helping and the symptoms aren't "standard", so is this reflux or something else? [more inside]
posted by thebots on Dec 19, 2013 - 19 answers

Preventing heartburn before a large meal

Asking for a friend: He's going out for a large meal that has given him heartburn in the past. He wants to have the meal anyway. In case it's important, it consists of a steak, potatoes and some vegetables. Is there anything he can do to stop heartburn before it comes? Non-medication options are appreciated (foods he can eat beforehand, anything behavioral, natural remedies, etc).
posted by jet_pack_in_a_can on Dec 13, 2013 - 14 answers

Alcohol = burny burny heartburn. Why? How can I fix it?

I understand you are not my gastroenterologist. I'll settle for input from a personally knowledgeable fellow MeFi'er. Has anyone suddenly become unable to drink alcohol, maybe after a GI illness? Does this condition go away? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Feb 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Is the full feeling in my throat heartburn or something else?

For the last several days, I have had the feeling that something is stuck in my throat or the urge to swallow. It lasts for hours and seems to occur after eating. Is this heartburn? Is it something else? [more inside]
posted by Caz721 on Sep 27, 2012 - 15 answers

Tips for empty stomach heartburn?

I'm fairly certain I have GERD & I am making an appointment with a specialist, but in the meantime, what are your tricks for avoiding or quashing ye olde heartburn? [more inside]
posted by katemcd on Aug 17, 2012 - 35 answers

Please help my miserable stomach!

I've had pretty much constant heartburn for a few months and I've completely miserable. What can I do and do I need a new doctor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 - 15 answers

I'm in a lot of pain and want to know why.

About two years ago I started having various health issues, and since then, it's all gone downhill. It's also become clear that I need to switch doctors, so I'm asking you, Metafilter, to help me prepare for the new doctor. What's wrong with me? You are obviously not my doctor! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 - 35 answers

Mystery Choking

Why does Mr. Llama's throat close up when he's eating? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Oct 1, 2011 - 21 answers

I need medicinal booze.

Stomach/GI problems for the past two weeks, now mostly gone except for persistent heartburn. What alcoholic beverage will cause me the least pain? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Sep 30, 2011 - 16 answers

The heart, it burns us

Do my symptoms warrant a visit to the doctor? It sounds like acid reflux to me (so I assume I'd need an appointment), but I'd like your opinion before I go. Involves chronic coughing after every meal, lasting for at least an hour or so, and heartburn multiple times a week. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Sep 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Amitiza heartburn, help!

Do you take Amitiza? Does it give you horrible heartburn 35ish minutes after every dose? How do you control that? Zyrtec and Tums aren't doing the job. [more inside]
posted by nadawi on May 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Help a foodie survive a bland diet!

Bland Diet -- tips and recipes for surviving. My sweetie has severe acid reflux -- about as bad as acid reflux can get. So he has to stick to a bland diet for the foreseeable future. This is particularly hard on him because he is a real foodie and enjoys eating out. The doctor did not give him really specific instructions for what or what not to eat. Somethings are obvious -- no citrus, no alcohol, no chocolate. But some things are less obvious -- since it's meant to be low fat is butter okay? [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Dec 30, 2010 - 18 answers

Pass Gas

My wife and mother-in-law both suffer from the same condition. If they don't eat frequently, they tell me they get 'gas'. Not gas out the ass, but gas in their stomachs / chests that can get quite painful. It is quite debilitating for my wife. When they get this 'gas' if they eat, eventually it will go away on its own or with a bunch of burps. I am not sure if they are calling it 'gas' and should be calling it heartburn, or something else. All I know is my Google-Fu cannot find anything about NOT eating and getting gas or some other painful belly / chest thingy. Anyone else have experience with this kind of ailment. Is there a name for getting 'gas' when you don't eat? Help me solve this medical mystery.
posted by jasondigitized on Jul 23, 2010 - 24 answers

puking, can't poop, but what about the heartburn?

sometimes i get constipated - sometimes when i get constipated, thanks to a super weak stomach, i throw up. this lasts just as long as i can feel the rock of poop in my side. today is a particularly bad round of it. to complicate matters, i'm hypoglycemic and have heartburn from time to time. so, now i'm constipated, puking, shaking from the lack of food, and i have wicked heartburn. what to do? [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Jul 6, 2010 - 31 answers

Are all acids the same?

How can Prelief react with food acid but not with stomach acid? [more inside]
posted by Ery on Jan 22, 2010 - 10 answers

I know you are not my doctor, but right now, no one is!

Over the last few years, a number of health problems have flared up that I suspect might have something to do with each other: weight gain, fatigue, acid-reflux/loose stools (possibly related to gluten intolerance) and irregular periods. What kind(s) of doctor should I see? I'm in Minneapolis. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Fix tomato sauce indigestion.

Cooking puzzle: Help me nullify the acidity of tomato sauce (and heartburn) in this recipe I've concocted. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 26, 2008 - 21 answers

Are YOU my doctor?

Why the uninterrupted heartburn for a week, and how can I make it go away? [more inside]
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu on May 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Multiple drugs to manage heartburn?

GERDfilter: Is it bad to take prevacid AND tums? [more inside]
posted by dismas on Sep 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Make the heartburn pain stop, please.

I have terribly painful heartburn. Less frequently since my doctor prescribed Prevacid a year or so ago, and less frequently still since I've been watching what I eat and losing weight for the last five months. But I still get a bout of it every month or two, usually hitting in the late evening, and keeping me awake until 6 or 7am before it subsides. How can I get some sleep instead of staying awake all night in pain? [more inside]
posted by xiojason on Mar 18, 2007 - 30 answers

Help me fix my Coke addiction

MedicalPersonFilter: Ok, I admit it, I'm addicted to caffeine. No, not coffee, I'm addicted to coca-cola. Basically, I'm wondering how I can kick the habit or reduce the heartburn I now get from drinking it? [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Jul 25, 2006 - 27 answers


What the hell is wrong with me? Everything (yes, everything) has been giving me heartburn for the past month. I even fasted for 4 days (just water) and then had a piece of toast and that gave me heartburn. [mi] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 21, 2004 - 17 answers

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