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By  DocBastard  |  38

Baking soda helps reflux quite well. If it didn't, it could be something else that causes similar symptoms, like gall stones or esophagitis. If the symptoms continue, rather than self-medicating or taking advice from "someone" (including me), go see a doctor.

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  howard007  |  18

Stomach acid and a base (sodium bicarbonate of baking soda) with enough will cancel out and produce some form of salt and water, but further chemical reactions occur possibly releasing a form of gas.

By  DocBastard  |  38

Baking soda helps reflux quite well. If it didn't, it could be something else that causes similar symptoms, like gall stones or esophagitis. If the symptoms continue, rather than self-medicating or taking advice from "someone" (including me), go see a doctor.

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  LoverWordsFood  |  24

I second this. I was diagnosed with esophagitis last week and was put on prilosec for 2 weeks to see if that would help since I had terrible stomach pain and couldn't keep anything down. When shit like this happens, you need to go to the doctor if you know you're body isn't going to be feeling better without help. BTW, I hate taking medical advice from 'people who mean well'.

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  allforfun  |  23

I'm a medic/nurse not a doc but I can see how this might happen. Ever mix baking soda and vinegar in a bottle and stretch a balloon over the opening? The decomposition during the reaction creates heat and releases gas in the process.

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  DocBastard  |  38

allforfun - Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an excellent antacid. Look it up. It even started so in the box. Adeptus - They keep trying and failing.

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  ThrottleJockey  |  24

I've been on Prilosec for about a decade and it certainly helps. However, I find that if I cut out carbs and dairy it really cuts down on me belching fire, especially at night.

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  kishmobile444  |  16

I concur with this statement! it's also commonly used to help after a night of drinking. (I, thankfully don't drink anymore) ... but it's great for the next morning when your tummy is all queasy. either a large belch then better or a large belch, vomit, then better. go see your doctor to make sure you are okay! ?

By  Red_Curls1995  |  28

I have acid reflux and the only thing that ever worked for me was getting a pill to reduce the acid from my doctor. I think you can find them over the counter too but I'd really recommend seeing your doctor if this is common for you.

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