Posted by Tricia
on October 21, 1999 at 14:48:58:
In Reply to: Re: Indigestion or worse? posted by Mike B. on October 09, 1999 at 23:08:00:
: : For about a year I've been dealing with periodic, but
: : severe heartburn-like pain in my abdomen. I've chalked
: : it up to everything from a sudden intolerance of lactose
: : to eating too much greasy food to stress.
: : Lately it's gotten much worse. About once a month the
: : pain is very severe and spreads to my lower back, to
: : the point of being too uncomfortable to lie down or stand
: : up straight.
: : I know I should get this all checked out by a professional,
: : but I have my reasons for not going to a doctor....
: : any suggestions as to what might be the problem?
: : Thanks,
: : Reb
: Sounds like you have either an ulcer or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Try over-the-counter acid blockers & not eating less than 3 hrs. before bedtime if you haven't already. If you have tried them, or they don't work, you may want to reconsider seeking medical care. Good luck.
I wrote this to Jan also. It sounds like you are like me and hate going to the doctor's office. They always give you a remedy for one thing and you end up with something else. Almost like a auto mechanic. Anyway, I drink "Chinese Green Tea" and it works!! I used to get indigestion everyday until I found out about the tea. Now, I hardly ever get it unless I am really stressing. Good Luck!