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Tinlou
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   Posted Today 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I bought new toothpaste and it is very powerful mint flavor. It is a new Crest toothpaste that is suppose to keep your breath fresh for "hours"...well i brushed before bed and had the worst heartburn I have had in a while. Could the mint in the toothpaste cause this heartburn? Its the only thing i can think of because i no longer eat before bed because of GERD symptoms like this. I hope this doesn't sound too silly but I am wondering what happened.

Pat Tall
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   Posted Today 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, peppermint is not good for reflux patients. I just don't understand why they add peppermint to soooo many medicine products such as gaviscon advance and tums . While they say it doesn't bother everyone, it is a standard piece of advice from the doc to avoid peppermint. When I asked 'why' the doc said it relaxes the LES. You will hear from others on this topic
Best wishes. Pat

lobstahguy
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   Posted 7/24/2013 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I cant even use toothpaste because it hurts my throat so bad

Tinlou
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   Posted 7/24/2013 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the responses. I get confused because I use to love anything peppermint. Peppermint Patty candy, mints, ect...and i would always get heartburn from it but then I have been told to chew on a mint for GERD or nausea symptoms. I now know I am one of the ones who can't have mint of any kind i guess.

Pat Tall
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   Posted 7/24/2013 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Tinlou. I think some people use the word 'mint' to mean a piece of candy without specifically meaning peppermint itself. Also chewing gum (not mint flavored) helps with heartburn as it encourages increase in saliva which in turn help neutralize the acid.

caseysmom
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   Posted 7/24/2013 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I'm the odd person when it comes to mint.  It helps my LPR, soothes my sore throat and helps to lessen my coughing.  I chew trident, original flavor gum, which seems to be very minty to me although it doesn't specify mint flavor.  It just says flavoring in the ingredients.  I've tried doing without it but it didn't seem to have any effect other than my throat started hurting more and I was coughing a lot more.  I hope I'm not doing any harm that I'm not aware of but it seems to make me feel better. 

opnwhl4
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   Posted 7/24/2013 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Tinlou

Yep, peppermint is bad, but there are different types of mint flavors. I never had any problems with fresh mint or any non pepper mint flavored candies or gum.

Some of the toothpastes can be down right powerful when it comes to minty....obnoxious really, LOL!


Take care,
Bill
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