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Hi has anyone tried Silicol gel for acid indigestion and heartburn ?
I had read an article about it in a magazine a while ago and decided to try it as its supposed to have no side effects. It works by coating all your digestive system and absorbing any irritants.
The reason for me trying it is i originally started with acid indigestion where it rises up your throat, this seemed to settle a bit but then i started getting bloating/feeling full after meals. Now it is a sore feeling/discomfort sometimes when i swallow, i can actually feel the food go down. I am constantly burping, which is something i learned to do after having trouble with pains in chest due to trapped wind. I also occasionally get sharp pains between shoulder blades.
I am one of those people that reads the side effects of medication and has to decide if they would be worse that current problem.
I tried to cope using Peptobismol and Gaviscon but after i found i had slightly raised blood calcium had to stop as they contain calcium.
I did reluctantly try Omeprazole ? but on the 2nd day had visual disturbance eg flashing lights and distorted vision so stopped as hospital said it was possible side effect.
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