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Long Term Issue of Not Being Able to Keep Food Down

Posted by Lorrie (Phoenix, AZ) on 12/10/2006

About 2 yrs ago I had an EGD and received a botox injection in my legs because I had only been able to eat salad and soup for a whole year. Anything else I ate would not stay down. That shot worked for 1 1/2 years and I am experiencing chest pressure, uncontrollable burping ( which is very embarrassing ) and now I am back to vomiting. My dr gave me omeprazole and because of the vomiting it is not working. I was told after a blood test that I have a bacteria in my stomach H Pylori and they have prescribed an anti-biotic but I want to try the ACV before I start taking them. After searching the web and finding this website I went to get some apple juice and I am still feeling the pressure in my chest and the burping is still very prevalent but as soon as I get home I am going to try the pickle juice because I know I have that at home now.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Lorrie: An apple juice or any fruit juice would not work for excessive burping. It will make the condition worse. The fermentation is caused apparently is due to slow emptying of the stomach. Try something easy when you eat food by adding some spices of oregano, thyme and clove together. These will prevent or stop fermentation as well as kill the helicobacter pylori.

And when the stomach is empty, take only apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1 glass of water. When the intestines will have enough bicarbonate after a week, the stomach should be able to clear the food faster. A simpler remedy still is just plain baking soda 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day.

When having this kind of burping, all sweets and fruit juices should generally be avoided as they cause fermentation.

In some cases taking magnesium supplements and vitamin B will help if in case the other methods do not.