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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 prettyjuls, Community Member, asks

Q: does cayenne pepper pills work for acid reflux?

Hi. I read alot about the benefits of cayenne pepper pills. I have started taking them. I do not hurt from them but I wonder if they are helping my problem. I have experienced bad acid reflux and I am not sure if I have GERD or any other problem , within the last 6 months. I woke up and could not breathe, acid in my mouth.. it was horrible.  ( I also have a hard time burping and using the bathroom) I just started taking prilosec in the morning and I use 1 pecid ac in the afternoon. I also started taking the pepper pills. 

do you think I am hurting myself or helping.. I just want a natural way to cure myself. I dont want to be on meds my whole life and I dont want to die from this.

Thank you


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Stephanie, Health Guide
7/29/10 4:07pm

Most of the time spicy foods and peppers are on the bad list for those of us with reflux. But, here's the real issue that I see for you - you started two things at once. If you don't get better - is it that the cayenne made things worse so the Pepcid couldn't work? If you do get better - was it Cayenne or the Pepcid?


It may help to try one thing at a time and try to keep a log of your symptoms.


Also, you may want to read more about some of the conservative things you can try to help feel better.





mmartin, Community Member
8/14/10 10:47pm

 "Take 2 or 3 swallows of Apple Cidar Vinager, it will cure u'r heartburn. "ACV" is an acid. It puts acid in u'r stomach. Allows u to digest food better, cleans the stomach valve so it can shut tightly.  Heartburn is actually due to a LACK of acid in our stomachs, not too much. (contrary to popalar belief.)

 Drink ACV everyday to control heartburn. Also it will clear u'r throat of the thick mucus that goes into the stomach and clogs the valve from shutting properly. Try it!

  I will add that I get heartburn more when add weight. When I start having heartburn I know to try to correct my eating habits and do more excersizes.

 Hope this helps!"  :o)



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By prettyjuls, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/28/11, First Published: 07/27/10