Iberogast for reflux

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TheSiXness
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   Posted 6/25/2013 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
My shipment for Iberogast and DGL is on it's way. Will give it a try and post whether or not it's helping here. I'm hoping that it will help my vomiting sensation out and also speed up my stomach emptying! Fingers crossed!

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 6/26/2013 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I started taking mine yesterday. It say 20 drops 3x daily but I'm starting out slow and went with 10 drops x2 daily. It did seem to help, so I'm hoping it continues and gets even better as I increase.

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   Posted 6/26/2013 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
mine just arrived also, but I have been feeling "ok" so of course I anm afraid to rock the boat. I am going to ride it out and then see how you guys do with it.
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DOGGBONES
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   Posted 6/26/2013 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
erica,
Thats a good idea. There is an ingredient (i think angelica) that can cause woman to lose pregnancy. Just wanted to point it out so you can stop taking it several weeks before you get to that part in your life.

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   Posted 6/26/2013 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to know. There is no rush to take it, I have it if needed. I think I finally solved the remainder of the problems. I have to be careful with fruits and veggies. I think I do have the IBS of the upper digestive track. With a decrease of the watermelon I eat as well as the broccolli and carrots, things have gotten better. Let's see how long this lasts lol
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TheSiXness
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   Posted 6/26/2013 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Yikes! That's good to know information. I know DGL can increase blood pressure... Also, I have been hearing in the news recently that apparently taking to many vitamins a day could increase your chances for cancer.... Therefore you should only take the recommended daily value...

I really wish the medical community could be more definitive on an issue...
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   Posted 6/27/2013 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
DGL shouldn't raise blood pressure, because it's Deglycyrrhizinated licorice which removes the agent that causes rise in blood pressure. Now licorice root on the other hand (it's in Iberogast) can.

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   Posted 6/27/2013 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Licorice can be dangerous if you ingest too much. It's in throat coat tea. Back when I was drinking more than 6 tea bags a day I got stomache aches. Or kidney. Either way I cut down on the tea and it went away. The throat coat works in two ways. One, it relieves pain in the throat. Secondly, it has licorice and other stuff that is good for reflux. When I eat what I think might reflux me I make a big old cup with two tea bags and don't seem to get reflux that night. Anyway, be careful with too much licorice.

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   Posted 7/1/2013 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all! Any word on your taking of iberogast?

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 7/2/2013 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
It did help some but I was hoping it would help "move" things along better. I will say that I only took it for a couple days and not at full dose. I was having really bad gerd symptoms right before the weekend so I backed off everything. Having said that, I'm going to give it another try but for now the jury is still out.

TheSiXness
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   Posted 7/2/2013 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
When i take it, i do feel my chest has less irritation to it. I took erythromcin for a while and that that helped my gerd... so im thinking the ibergast does have some motility effects to it. It doesnt give me any side effects.

Will have to use it more.. Kinda doing a trial of different things atm. But i have notice it take an edge off my heartburn. Cant say its helped my lpr at this point yet.
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TheSiXness
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   Posted 7/2/2013 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont think the taste is all that bad... Which is a down side because their is a peppermint taste to it... And thats a no no for us. So you may feel some stinging from that
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TheSiXness
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   Posted 7/2/2013 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
My breathing does seem a little better with it also.
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TheSiXness
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   Posted 7/4/2013 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My heartburn has been a little bit better using the Ibergast and erythromycin, which is great, but my breathing still sucks... Can't wait to run again! The ibergast does help some, however, I have noticed that it does have some side effects. after taking 20 drops I feel cranky.
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fight-gerd
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   Posted 7/11/2013 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Why did the doc prescribe erythromycin for reflux ?

TheSiXness
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   Posted 7/11/2013 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
To speed up my stomach emptying, i have mild gastroparesis
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TheSiXness
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   Posted 7/11/2013 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
To speed up my stomach emptying, i have mild gastroparesis
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mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 9/9/2013 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone with an update on Iberogast? It's mentioned in an article in the BMJ this week in relation to functional dyspepsia (why don't they call it disfunctional?!).

MMM

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   Posted 9/21/2013 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else tried Iberogast?

I've just started a bottle - took quite a while to arrive. Will report back how it goes.

MMM

TheSiXness
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   Posted 9/21/2013 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I've tried it before, it seemed like it helped a little bit, but I was having some problems with my ears when I started it, so I stopped it. I should give it a try again, it did kinda help.
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joogle
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   Posted 4/15/2014 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
any update on folks using Iberogast ?

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 4/15/2014 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I use it when my reflux is bad, its seems to help some.

TheSiXness
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   Posted 4/29/2014 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I would use this stuff... cause it speeds up the stomach and settles it... but the minty stuff in it causes my ears to go insane! so if you have ear problems with your lpr don't buy this. I kinda spit stuff up when I gulp and this feels awful in the ears.
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mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 4/30/2014 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi

I did use this for quite a while - got through about 5 bottles I think. A small bottle at full dose would only last about a week though. I couldn't manage the full dose, both the taste and the practicalities of taking it at work etc.

I thought maybe it helped a bit, but like nearly every herbal remedy it works by speeding up transit times. And what affects the stomach that way will also affect the bowel. In the end I got fed up of all the extra bathroom activity and took a long sabbatical!

I would LOVE to find a natural or herbal remedy that is calming to the whole GI tract rather than just flushing things through blush

MMM
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7Stringer
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   Posted 4/30/2014 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Add marshmallow root pills with meals. I take 2 with meals. I'm basically cured other than some mild manageable esophageal spasms and still panic attacks - all due to stress. But they are all less intense.

And this is still without the rest hour changes. I expect to be 100 percent once that happens. Provided that I control the stress too with methods and techniques I have learned.

I also manually push my stomach down from the top daily while either breathing out or coughing a coupple times. Seems to strengthen the tissue in the area.
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