LET THIS BE A LESSON TO THOSE WHO UNNECCESARILY TAKE ANTACIDS FOR REASONS OTHER THEN ACID REFLUX.
Okay, I admit, I don't suffer from heartburn. I have been using TUMS lately to make my stomach PH alkaline as I heard of someone. But I'm pretty sure my stomach was pretty alkaline as it is.
I know what I did was stupid, stupid, stupid and I have LEARNT and am PAYING for it now..
After doing a bit of google-ing, I hear TUMS and other antacids can interfere with thyroid hormones and such and I believe my thyroid absorbing hormones are low atm, and I'm showing slight symptoms to be anemic.
I've put on weight rapidly in the past week or two.
I stopped taking TUMS about 5 days ago, no change to how I feel/symptoms I show.
MY QUESTION IS: How long till the antacids effects wear out? And my stomach returns to its usual PH?
Even moreso, ARE THESE EFFECTS REVERSABLE/PERMANENT?
I WASNT munching them down by the boxful, I only ever took about 2/3 a day (not even every day) for about 2/3 weeks
Im quite embarrased, so please don't tell me how silly I am for taking TUMS when I didn't need to, I've really learnt my lesson