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Sudden onset of Heartburn - what causes it?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by pbjmaker, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    For the last couple of weeks no matter what I eat it seems to cause heartburn. Anyone have an idea of why? I've never before been a person who got heartburn except maybe every few years. I will probably go to the Dr. but am trying to wait until October when I can have a physical again.
     
  2. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stress or foods that cause a reaction, for me it's like peppers, spices, greasy stuff. But good idea about asking your doctor about it. [​IMG] Hope you get better!
     
  3. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ----Sanity is like a parachute, just because you lost yours, don't think you can borrow mine.
     
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  4. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the doc a few years ago with severe trouble. Told me to lay off caffeine, sugars, fatty foods. Anything acidic can be painful to any lining already harmed by the acid juices during heartburn. This includes tea and coffee decaf or not, tomato, citrus....Take an otc heartburn pill helps me now when I have trouble, but at the time I had to go on persciption meds.
     
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely see your doctor before too long. The acid damage from acid refluex which causes heartburn can be tremendous. Would be a good idea to get your esophagus scoped, just to make sure there isn't damage starting. It isn't really something to toy around with, since heartburn can also be a sign of ischemic heart disease, but this is less common. I know when my former housemate first complained of heartburn, they tested him for the presence of H. pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers. Sure enough, he had an ulcer, and treatment of the ulcer cured his heartburn.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yippee, you're pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Stress, foods, a hiatal hernia. Feel better soon. [​IMG]
     
  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
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    My diet hasn't really changed, and it would be a miracle if I was pregnant, although Wellsummer wouldn't know that so I won't smack her...

    I am sooooooo getting even with you!

    On a lighter note - my guineas are due to hatch in about 1 1/2 weeks and look to be growing strong!
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My diet hasn't really changed, and it would be a miracle if I was pregnant, although Wellsummer wouldn't know that so I won't smack her...

    I am sooooooo getting even with you!

    On a lighter note - my guineas are due to hatch in about 1 1/2 weeks and look to be growing strong!

    Oh great! I'm about to take a nap and I'm going to have guinea nightmares again. [​IMG]
     
  9. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had the same problem when I was younger, I think I was 12 or 13. I missed a lot of school, and had to go though a lot of test.
     
  10. urban escapee

    urban escapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have the Doc check your gallbladder, when my gallbladder went bad I started having heartburn and acid reflux.
     

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