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:?: I started with a mild stomach discomfort and acid after being violently sick on holiday in India back in 2003. Since this time, the symptoms have progressivly got much worse, and a year ago, during another CT Scan I was bringing up small quantities of bright red blood from my gut. I've been prescribed Motillium for the sickness feeling and Lansopranol to control the acid, and had been taking these, together with Charcoal Capsules (Holland & Barretts) for some three years. After many many consultations and lots of pills, scans, gasoscopys, pokes and prods from various Doctors and Consultants, I accidently stumbled upon a local 'Earthshop' dealing in natural remedies. I ended up wandering in, and took a while to look round, when finally I reached the very back of the shop, where, on a door was a huge poster of the human body, with various arrows pointing to different areas and various reccomendations for these parts. Well, to cut the story short, I purchased a bottle of 'Centarium', which claims to be a stomach 'bitter', though I wasn't convinced, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and a took a very small quantity (about 10 drops) in a very small amount of water (about 50 drops). I was instructed at the shop to hold the mixture in the mouth for around 30 seconds to allow the soft tissue of the mouth to absord the mixuture, then swallow it.
Well, the taste isn't the best or the worst thing I've tasted, but I took some and went to bed.
The next morning when I woke, I had no reflux (for the first time in years) but I thought best to take my usual medicines. However, I did let the medicine doses slip during the rest of the day, and took another dose of Centarium again that night.
I didn't believe it myself, but I went three months without tablets or ANY reflux! :D If ever I get a slight burn now, I take a dose of Centarium and it abates every time. So far, I've been off the tablets for 6 months now, and taken around 8 doses of Centarium.
If anybody else has any experience of this stuff PLEASE let me know, or if anybody else wants to try some, please let me know your experiences!
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