slippery elm

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I have been suffering with GERD and IBS for many years and take the usual buscopan, fybogel, ranitidine and esomeprazole at various times,  Have been suffering with gastritis for a few weeks now and was told by a GP to take slippery elm, I am not usually a great believer in taking these wacky meds but after just 5 tablets, I am virtually pain free.  On Friday night I nearly went to A&E the pain and burning was so bad in the middle of my stomach I was in agony, unable to eat, drink or sit straight.  On Sunday I started taking 600mg tablets 20 minutes before each meal.  So I have taken 5 and after 2 I felt amazing, they dissolve and coat the lining of your stomach a bit like bonjela on an ulcer.  They may not work for everyone but if you google they are a well known treatment for all sorts of stomach problems.  I got mine from a local health shop and they were expensive £13.49 for a bottle of 90.  Holland and Barrett do cheaper ones but you need to take more as they are a lower dose.  I intend to finish the bottle and if that has sorted my gastritis out will stop, at least I can now enjoy my food a bit more.  

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    I have the Holland and Barretts but only took 2 at a time will try more thanks for the tip
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      Hi, I take 3 x 600mg per day and so far they are working well.  Not completely cured have had gastritis and IBS for so long, but definitely able to eat and function normally without being in agony.  Did you have any luck with them?
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      Hi, mine are from Bio Care they are 600mg tablets.  I take one 20 minutes before a meal, so 3 per day in total.  I think that Holland & Barrett are only 350mg so I would take 2 per meal.  I know it is expensive but trust me I have only been on them since Sunday as feel like a new person. 

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