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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 7/27/2012 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I normally don't post here, but in the anxiety forums. I have high anxiety and can be a hypercondriact. The reason why I am here is because the past 2 days I have has some horrible heartburn/indigestion. It starts in my stomach and then feels like it's just blowing up, then all around that area hurts, or is uncomfortable (ribs, back, stomach). Nothing I take makes it better or soothes it (antacid, baking soda in water, plain water, pepto). I know that the first incident was triggered by take out pizza, every time I order take out pizza I get horrible heartburn, and I mean HORRIBLE. However, the second time I got it I didn't eat pizza, I ate, a donut, chips, and a sandwich with Colby/Cajun turkey, cucumbers/spinach, and white bread. Grant it I don't eat a lot of junk food, I do try to stay away from grease/candy/etc, I have always been like this. But I have been giving in the past 3 days to this food, and now I am a wreck. And the thing is, after I get heartburn, I end up being sore the next day. I don't have this problem all the time, maybe 1-2 times in 6 months, but with my heightened anxiety and worry lately it's diving me nutty.

Anyway is there any natural remedies/cure/instant relief that can help? With me having anxiety and worry my mind wants to just tell me I have some sort of worm in my belly, or bleed ulcers etc. I know pathetic but my mind goes in the dumps at times.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance :)

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   Posted 7/27/2012 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there,
Welcome to the world of GERD and heartburn.  For natural remedies I currently take: Acidophilus and warm ginger tea.  I also am very careful of  my trigger foods and I avoid them unless I want to feel miserable.
Aloe vera juice is widely used  as a natural home remedy to ease heartburn. This green juice is highly alkaline, thus it can neutralize excess of stomach acid. The natural juice, with no additives, can been used to calm an irritated esophagus. However, moderation is key here. High doses of aloe vera juice can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and electrolyte imbalance.
Remember, everyone is unique therefore individuals will respond differently to each remedy. An approach that works wonders for a friend might not work as well for you. Therefore, be prepared to experiment a bit to find out what the best solutions are for you.
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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 7/27/2012 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the advice! I have never tried aloe vera juice, but I will definitly get some and see how that works. I also heard that licorice works (not the candy) so I am going to see about getting some of that as well. Is there anyone here that has had success with licorice?
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