Stomach-ache..... help

Spearmint - Help anyone have stomach-ache
@aidonia (4210)
Greece
February 13, 2007 10:56am CST
Some advice here please. I have a terrible stomach-ache more than 10 days. This going on years now just sometimes forgets me and some other is stronger than other. Start when I'm under of stress, I feel sad, or I get angry……..I hate doctors, I hate medicine so I try fix myself with herbs. I drink a lot of green tea and spearmint. But if you know something better any advice is welcome. I can try almost everything to see what can work.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
13 Feb 07
sorry my dear I am a doctor and then I trust on medicine and I strongly advice you to see your doctor if the stomach-ache is so long-lasting. it is normal that your stomach aches you in some periods more than others...gastritis usually worsen during spring and fall or when we are stressed...if it is chronic, you should see if you have a bacterial infection coming from Helicobacter pylori...the diagnosis is very easy and you have only to take some antibiotics and it is done...if this is not the case, you shoud see what your doctor advises you to do
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
13 Feb 07
It is chronic.i have this problem 20 years.You agree with my husband,he always tell me to go to doctor.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
14 Feb 07
yes, please go and see your doctor. don't make us worry for you
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• United States
14 Feb 07
I agree with this doctor. You should go since you have had this for more than 20 years now. There could be something way more wrong than you think, and, obviously, the other ways aren't working that well. I only use the alternative route when I know the medical route won't work. I have also been told by holistic practitioners that you should always get advise from a medical doctor before doing anything that has to do with herbs. The herbs could actually harm you more, especially if you are allergic to them. This is my reason for agreeing with the doctor, or I would tell you otherwise. It's better to be safe than sorry.
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
my personal opinion is that you could be suffering from peptic ulcer disease. taking histamine-2 blockers, like tagamet or zantac, may be effective in treating it. but it's always best to seek medical advise. self-medicating may bring in more harm than good.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
I never take a medicine without doctor recipe.You are so right about this.
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• India
13 Feb 07
I once had a really bad tummy ache but i found out that when i drank Pepsi within a day i felt fantastic. My tummy ache seemed to have disappeared completely. I cannot guaratee that it will work for you but hey it worked for me
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
13 Feb 07
I use to drink Pepsi as you say but they told me is good for stomach-ace problems comes from food not from psychological reasons.
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• Brazil
14 Feb 07
to look one I medicate.
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@paulnet (748)
• India
14 Feb 07
You must be alergic to some things. so watch your diet chart and then see what suits you best. Somtimes when you are in tension you take on more food this can also lead to tummy ache. So When you are in tension simply divert your mind to some interesting stuff. Then you feel much better. Best of Luck
• United States
14 Feb 07
What you are describing, sounds like acid in the stomach...which can cause an ulcer. If I am stressed, I too, have very bad stomach aches. If you see your doctor, he/she will probably prescribe something like pepcid ac, for the pain...or you can get something that is not over the counter. I take tums and mylanta sometimes, but I do not like mylanta that much, because it makes my stomach very uncomfortable...See what they have at the local pharmacy for acid, and if that doesn't work, talk to your doctor...
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
I didn't hear before about mylanta.I search at net and I see what it is .I'll ask to see if we have it here.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Sure...but do not drink too much of it, and get the one that suits you best...I do not prefer it, because it really tries to "clean out your stomach" and for me, that can be very annoying...
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• United States
15 Feb 07
Another home remedy that works for acid is to drink a teaspoon of vinegar mixed with 8 ounces of water. It works wonders.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
You may hate doctors but you will hate them even more if you are to far gone for them to help you, your complaint sounds like a sensitivity to wheat. if you eat a lot of bread, pasta, or wheat products try giving them up for 3 days if you stomach ache goes away or becomes Less intense then you know what the problem is also I can not eat any of the mint family because I get bloated and gassy for days, which is odd as a lot of products that aid stomach problems have a mint base, so Eliminate one of the products that you eat or drink for 3 days and see if it makes a difference, and if this doesn't work then go to a doctor and let them help you,
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
Maybe I hate go to the doctors but I respect them and they work
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@yanjiaren (9050)
13 Feb 07
right this is going to work a treat.. 1. cut out dairy products for now.. 2. get five cups of water to one cup of rice..pudding rice is good..boil it..and drink the juice with the rice.. do this like a breakfast every morning.. 3. avoid acidic fruits like ranges etc.. 4. not too much tomates saltsa..too much acid.. 5. eat avocadoes and bananas..more alkaline besed food.. try this aidonia..i hope you get better..this will help..especailly the rice soup every morning..this will neutralise the acid that has collected during the night..perstika mana mu..filakia..
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
13 Feb 07
I had at my mind cooking rise today,I'll drink the juice.Petama theli to stomaxi alla efxaristo
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@simplysue (631)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I'm sorry to hear your feeling ill. Hugs to you my friend. Try some ginger tea for your stomache. Use 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 tsp of honey and 8 ounces of boiling water. This works for me most of the time. Also, you could try peppermint tea. Get well soon! :)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I should add that if you feel it's stress causing your stomache ache, try writing down what is bothering you and burning the paper. Sounds silly but symbolically letting go of the worry or pain sometimes helps.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
13 Feb 07
This with paper seems good but there is a big problem.....if i sit down and write what bothering me I'll need days to finish.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Hi simplysue, my hubby likes his ginger tea the way you do, and I like the spearmint/mint tea. I also like green tea.
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@kirenz (374)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
I have same problem and its since i was a kid. when ever i get stressed it get terrible stomach ache. but the problem isnt with you its the people who make u stressed.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
So if I keepaway these people I 'll be just fine!!!!
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@kirenz (374)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
Excatly, try being happy.try keeping your self busy. I am 21 and I still get these pains all of the people friends, my fiance every one knows abt it. but they dun care. So keeping my self busy and happy with wat i want to do is helping me. I still get but less.
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@tinam13 (840)
• United States
26 Feb 07
its definately not healthy to let something like that go to long w/o seeing a doctor. i was having really bad side pains and i went to the doctors b/c i thought i was having kidney problems, but i wasnt and thats a good thing. im always the last person to want to go to the doctors or hospital, i hate it too.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
26 Feb 07
Nice to see I'm not the only one.
• United States
21 Feb 07
I always drink tea when my stomach hurts. There's arabic tea that's good for upset stomachs, try to get some from your mother in law in egypt. Ask her if she knows what it is. But if this has been going on for years, something might be wrong, so you should go to the doctor and see what your doctor says. Hope you feel better soon :)
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
23 Feb 07
Thanks.You are cute and sweet like your name.
@robi_717 (74)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Se a physician immediately. One other thing, try to determine where all of this stress is coming from. Remember to say to yourself..... "If I am uncomfortable, something is wrong with me."
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
17 Feb 07
And it is so easy you are comfortable always?
@plumty1 (173)
14 Feb 07
im a doctor i8 think u may have constepation. this would give you terrible pains in your stomach. i surgest you take laxative. o r it could be something much worse hook worms these are pasicites that will letch onto your stomach and suck your blood you need to see a doctor realy to find out exactly whats wrong with you. hook worms can survive for a very long time so its best to see a doctor now.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
20 Feb 07
even if I don't like see doctor the idea of worms can make me do it.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I understand not wanting to go to a docture but you may need to. In the mean time you might want to not drink the green tea especially if you are allergic to iodine. Yes green tea can have it in there. So something to check. If you aren't sure if you are allergic to iodine if you have problems eating shellfish it's due to the iodine in it. Something to help the stomach is Fennel Seed tea. Steep 1 teaspoon of Fennel Seed in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes and then drink. You can do this several times a day. Fennel Seed is great for stomach problems. It helps with colic as well.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
15 Feb 07
Thanks for the Fennel Seed tea recipe.
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I guess you'll hate my advice....Go and see a doctor! It could be stress related, or an ulcer. A visit to the doctor is necessary so that you'll know what exactly your problem is. Just medicines, there are specific herbs for specific illness. I heard that if you have ulcer, tea alone will do you no good. Garlic , Licorice , Slippery Elm, cranberry are some herbs that are good for ulcer.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
I don't hate your answer.I know you are right even if I don't like it.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
Sounds suspiciously like Irritable Bowel Syndrome to me. If you hate Doctors, you could try an alternative health practictioner. Watch out with the herbs, as they are very high in saliclates. This is a common, but not well known allergy. Most likely you need an elimination diet, and it is best to get a profeesional to supervise this. This kind of diet is one that starts with very low allergy food, such as rice, chcken and potatoes. Then you gradually reintroduce other foods, to try and work out what the problem food (s) are. Best of Luck.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
Thanks for your wish.
• Australia
14 Feb 07
Maybe it is " irritable bowel syndrome " my friend has it and her stomach bloats up bigtime and causes her severe pain. There are peppermint tablets (Mintec) that you can buy from the supermarket in toiletrees section that are for stomach problems like this. My friend has found that certain foods set her off she she kept a food diary for a few months to try to work out what causes her a problem. The other thing she has done is increase the amount of fibre she eats . I dont know if you drink bourbon or not but she also found that 1-2 glasses of bourbon with cola or lemonade also help expecially in a warm bath. Strange but it works within a few mins. I hope you find the cause of your pain and that this is helpful to you.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
I don't drink at all not only bourbon.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Feb 07
that was so sad..and you said youve been experiencing it years back??its not gaspain then i presumed...if its not then you must undergo some lab. tests i think its for your own good...i know you hate doctors but you dont have choice now you must..
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
Certainly not gas pain.
• Indonesia
14 Feb 07
Well my friend, i'm teribly sorry that i can't help you with anything. i also have an illness which happen when i'm really stressed out. it's like my whole body is hurt (i'm really sorry i don't know how to define my suffering in english or in my own language). When i visited a doctor, they said that i'm perfectly well (even my heart was also tested and the result was normal). Well luckly it only come when i'm really sterss out, so i'm just learning to be more and more relax. I pray for your health.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Feb 07
As I understand the stress is a big enemy of our health.
@justreal (2367)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
Drink a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda stirred well and dissolved in a 1/2 glass of water to relieve the rumble of acid indigestion or heartburn. Drink the mixture quickly and repeat in two hours, if needed. Adults under 60 can safely do this up to seven times in one 24-hour period. Eat a banana. Bananas soothe the stomach and counteract the acids that cause upset stomach. They are also easily digested and can help to ease diarrhea. Relax. Take a warm bath, lie down and listen to music, curl up with a good book. Let go of stress in a way that works for you. Avoid foods and drinks that may cause upset stomach or gas. Some of these are coffee, onions, cauliflower, chocolate, fried foods and baked beans.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
13 Feb 07
I'll try this with baking soda ,eating banana easy for me i like bananas.The difficult is avoid coffee.Thanks
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@sammantha (278)
• United States
23 Feb 07
have you tryed baking soda? You have to drink water after you eat it put it in your hand like 2 pinches or so.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
24 Feb 07
I try it before but didn't help.