burning tummy after drinking apple cider vinegar
hi, everyone. a couple days ago, after eating a spicy meal, i had some minor heartburn. i do not typically eat anything spicy, and i rarely have heartburn. i wanted some tums, but didn't feel like running to the store. my boyfriend suggested i drink a tablespoon of ACV, as this always helps his heartburn. i wasn't sure about drinking it straight, mostly because of the taste, but he said he always does drink it straight. well, i wasn't very smart in following his advice because it felt like i'd drank battery acid! then i read on the internet that most people drink one tablespoon of vinegar mixed with three tablespoons of water to dilute the acid in the ACV, but that there isn't even any evidence that drinking ACV helps heartburn! i sure didn't get any relief and boy, do i wish i'd just gone to the store for some tums! two days later, my tummy still has a mild burn after i eat something oily. i've been okay with bland things like toast, rice, and yogurt. i had a carrot juice smoothie with yogurt in it this morning, and that was okay.
did i likely do damage to my stomach, or do i just have a bit of an acid burn that will heal? is there anything i should take or eat to help it feel better? i'm avoiding anything even mildly spicy and anything oily.
Last edited by hizzy; 05-17-2012 at 12:30 PM.