Posted by Diane (Montreal, Canada) on 12/27/2006
[SIDE EFFECTS] Since I can remember, I was always acidic, even at 6 years and the years to come. The main reason is probably that I did not eat any fresh fruits and vegetables as I dislike them.
Later on, I took so many aspirins around my 15 years old to stop the pain from gums problems, I mean like 6 a day for 8 months or so. At that time, I had no idea how dangerous using Aspirin was. Plus I started smoking, which has not help my sensitive stomach already. At 18, I started Acid Reflux on and off for many years, with no idea about what caused it. As the years went by, I used some antacids all the time and had to be careful about the food intake as in no fats and I had to eat on a regular basis or my stomach would start hurting.
Later on, after having had to use Vioox, Roboxacet, Advil and many medicines for back and neck pain prescribed by doctors, I got myself a very bad stomach and the acid reflux started to hurt me a lot while I was on nicotine patch. Then I could say the nicotine patch gave me an ulcer and since that time about 10 years ago, I fight acid reflux most of the time with only months of feeling better.
Pills are not the answer for most of our health problem as it seems it is responsible for this problem, good food, (as in no bread or white pasta) no stress and exercises on a regular basis should be prescribed to everyone. This should be emphasis by doctors and made it easier to the sick one to start this healthy program by health insurance company.
It should be understood by everyone around, this way we could heal a lot faster and make sure this acidity does not become chronic as it is for me, that use two Nexium's a day now. I read today that this consumption of antacids is probably responsible for osteoporosis as it minimize the absorption of calcium. Me again.