Peppermint Pills, Nausea

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cephyn
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   Posted 8/24/2006 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone take peppermint oil enteric coated pills? I just got some, and took one this morning. Soon after i started feeling nauseous and in a hour or two I threw up. Anyone else had this problem with the peppermint oil pills? I just want to know if its the pills or maybe something i ate/drank....

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/24/2006 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I hae not had that problem with any peppermint pills but they did increase the acid production and I kept burping up peppermint for hours and everything tasted like peppermint. My Dr. told me not to use peppermint as it was very bad for acid as it relaxes the valve that lets acid back up. It is suppose to be a one way valve DOWN. These were supposed to disolve after they left the stomach but it didn't work that way with me. For nausea I take ginger capsules and they work just great or sometimes just Pepto. Only way to know is to take one again but it is a heck of a way to find out. Why were you taking them?

cephyn
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   Posted 8/24/2006 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
there's been some studies that show that peppermint oil pills, that have enteric coatings so theyll dissolve in the gut, are effective for reducing intestinal cramping. I usually take levsin but i wanted to see if the peppermint would work better, the levsin doesn't seem to do as much as I'd like.

Yowie
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   Posted 8/24/2006 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on peppermint pills for a short while, but i keep forgetting to take them a half hour before eating most of the time. For me at least they help with the cramping and bloating, not so much the D.
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cephyn
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   Posted 8/24/2006 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
maybe i got ill because i didnt eat at all after taking them, i dunno...think that mighta been it?

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/24/2006 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I found they did help relax the stomach but I really don't believe they disolved in the intestine instead of the stomach. I had hoped they would because it said that would eliminate acid problems but it didn't. it might be because you didn't eat.

Keriamon
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   Posted 8/25/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I have recently read too that peppermint is recommended after meals for gas and bloating (I posted an article on it earlier this week or last week). Maybe you should try peppermint candies? I daresay they aren't as concentrated and I've never heard of anyone vomiting up a peppermint candy.

And yes, taking it on an empty stomach would not be good. You should take one, I would think, right after a meal; I think that's what the article recommended.
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