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Re: Ball of fire
Mar 9, 2006
Hi, Saralyn :wave: Yes stress WILL exacerbate any condition so alleviating it as much as possible would go very much in your favor. A hiatal hernia is quite painful. When I had symptoms of that my doctor advised an over the counter med called Gaviscon. He told me it was a thicker version of mylanta when chewed that would really put a protective foam in the areas that would be affected in my esophagus and it DID help. So perhaps try that until you can get back into the doctor!!

Try avoiding caffeine, spicy foods, cheeses especially ;) and fatty/fried foods that tend to increase gastric secretions. Carbonated beverages are also something that will worsten the pain so stay away from those as well. It takes 6 weeks to clear up any symptoms related to a few days of prevacid/nexium will not do it. So be patient with the change in diet, stress levels and meds and give them a chance to work.

Blessings, there you are.....I hope you are feeling better soon. If it helps to lie on your right side do probably allows your stomach to empty better. not allow yourself to become will only worsten the condition. You do not want to become blocked up otherwise everything has no other place to go other than up and we do not want any of that happening. :nono: Just try to avoid lying down just after eating.....that is a big NONO too!! :nono: Allow a few hours to pass by before doing that.

Hope all improves for you girls....keep us posted!!

(((HUGS))) ~ Goody :angel:

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