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Old 02-23-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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Mastica gum questions

I started taking it this week, twice a day to help with stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia and duodenal ulcers. everything I have read on line has said that mastica will help, but I cannot find anything about how long It takes to start noticing a difference..some supplements work right away, while others take weeks..if you've used this I would love to know how long if at all it took before you noticed it helping relieve your stomach pain etc.
thanks Betty
p.s. I'm also on a gluten free diet, which has helped but still having stomach problems
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:53 AM   #2
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Re: Mastica gum questions

Betty,
I had gastritis and my Alternative MD gave me Mastica and 2 weeks later I had an endoscope exam by a Gastro Doctor that was scheduled 6 months earlier and exam results indicated that my gastritis was cured.
But, I continued to take it until the bottle ran out -- 30 days.
I also took a probiotic supplement that my doctor prescibed.

I had taken both Aciphex for a month and Prilosec for several months prior to the Mastica but neither seem to help the gastritis pain.

I wish you well-- it worked for me---Harry

 
Old 02-24-2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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Re: Mastica gum questions

thanks harry, I was hoping you'd see my post. I also tried aciphex, prilosec and most all PPI'S nothing helped.
do you think taking 2 a day is enough?
I will cont. to take them
BTW~ did you get stomach pain?

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Old 02-24-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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Re: Mastica gum questions

Hi Betty,
I took 2 --500mg capsules twice daily between meals, The brand I took was by Allergy Research Group. I took the entire bottle--- 120 capsules.

That is what my Doctor prescribed.

I have since bought it from the local Vitamin Shoppe.
I have problems with my stomach when I take a strong antibiotic. I did not have H pylori bacteria that connected to ulcers.

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Old 02-24-2006, 06:35 PM   #5
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Re: Mastica gum questions

Hi Harry, thats the same ones I'm taking..only I've been taking 1 pill twice a day, I'll increase it tomorrow..when my gastro did a biopsy he said I was neg. for H pylori but that I have all the symptoms of an ulcer..the burning and stomach pain can get very bad. I can't eat butter, sause, mayo..all that stuff and now with the celiac i'm even more limited.
thank you again
if theres anything else you think may help I'm open for suggestions
have a good weekend
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