Thirst Trick

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HI All,

its been a while... Forum has been quiet recently.. Just wondered if anyone else uses this thirst trick to help enjoy/get some fluid down (and chocolate 😃...

I found that if I create a thirst by munching on a mouthful (literally) of smooth chocolate and force it onto the roof of my mouth then I feel a great thirst coming. I then open a fresh bottle of sparkling spring water and drink through it, washing over the roof of my mouth. Feels so refreshing - that maybe half the time (or more) I get caught in the moment and the fluid seems to flow normally for a while...

Just thought I would share!:) See if anyone else has tried this, or similar?

Warmest,

Neil

PS / obviously avoid actual thirst and careful not to swallow too much at once x

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    hi and glad that works . i have gerd on top of esophageal issues so not sure it would help but i do know when i get gerd or throat is tight pickle juice works to calm all down . just another remedy others or you can try ... thanks for waking this site up lol

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      I started having GERD following Botox treatment. I started trying pickle juice as well. It doesn't make sense to me, but it does work. I thought it might be due to all the GERD meds my doctor has me on. She wants to make sure I don't damage my esophagus with unwanted acid.

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      Wonder whether that is because vinegar is a weak acid, and perhaps dilutes or modifies the stronger acid from your stomach a bit? But that is all unqualified speculation not to be treated seriously!

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      Hi Donna.... what kind of pickle juice? Like I just go and buy a jar of pickles? and drink the juice? Sweet pickles or sore ones? does it make a difference?

      Thanks............... Paula : )

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    Glad it works for you.

    I wonder if it helps because it creates a positive feeling of anticipation and thereby helps the oesophagus to relax properly? Some people find fizzy drinks difficult, or a problem some of the time, so I suspect that there may be variations around this idea.

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      Hi Alan,

      Yes I think there is a wellbeing aspect to it; maybe combined with the contrasting textures of chocolate vs sparkling water. May offer some kind of nerve stimulation...But yes, fizzy drinks have mixed reports...

      N

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    I've never tried that before. Sound yummy and interesting. Seems I am always thirsty. I just want to gulp fluids even though I know if I do they are just going to come back up. I waited for Christmas and ate chocolate and drank some milk. Tasted good going down, but came right back up.

    I will give this a try. Thanks for posting. My GI has tried everything thus far. Two upper GI's to stretch, then one for Botox. Next is another round of new medications which my pharmacy just ordered.

    If that doesn't work she wants to do the POEM surgery. However, with my esophageal spasms and swallowing difficulties she doesn't think it will resolve all of my other serious disorders.

    Hope you have a nice day. 😃

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      Hi Donna,

      I know what u mean re wanting to gulp down, but for me it seems harder to gulp if I try too hard. I think somehow needing to remove the chocolate from the roof of my mouth creates an innate/ involuntary reaction - I don’t know, just wondered if it worked for anyone else..

      Interesting you mention meds. Can I ask what meds u take? I take a calcium channel blocker every morn with a magnesium capsule... These seem to help... Had good results from Vitamin B also...

      Warmest,

      Neil

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    Hi, I use dill pickle juice. Only a very small amount My GI specialist keeps changing my medications. She says having the POEM will not help with my esophageal spasms, or swallowing disorder.

    My GI doctor recently prescribed Isosorbibe Dinitrate 5MG's 3 X a day. Not sure if it is working yet. She also has me on a transdermol patch which fits behind my ear. Two different GERD medications - Omeprazole twice a day and Ranitidine at night.

    I still have a really difficult time swallowing and keeping food and liquids down.

    Anybody have a magic pill?

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      DONNA, ugh im so sorry , i have nut cracker esophagus, and I was told surgery would not work but I actually swallow fine now except dry stuff I have to have liquids with it but I am on my third month and I still deal with pain my Gastro doctor put me on medicine called Donnetal and it helps my spasms a lot and relaxes my esophagus . i refuse to get on daily dose of gerd meds or any meds daily for that matter due to kidney can get destroyed so only as needed i take pepcid and that also works if my pickle juice isnt . drs are just human like us and most have to guess on what we have or what to take . be your own advocate and research meds and everything and be careful. I hope you go for second opinion as I did and actually a third doctor the surgeon thought that the procedure would work and it did work Im not having food and liquids stuck in my esophagus now and gerd much much better . best of luck

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      Hi Donna,

      I think your nitrate pills could really help. These are very effective at relaxing smooth muscle according to my wife ( a Pharmacist). Maybe discuss calcium channel blockers with yr doc also; these took 2 to 3 weeks to work for me (which surprised me) ... Possibly consider using Magnesium daily too... One thing to be careful of though is possible misinterpretation of ‘spasm’ symptoms as acid pain can be very similar. I doubt nitrate or ccb pills will help with irritation caused by stomach acid. They will help with the classic muscular spasms of Achalasia.. Of course it is possible to have both; but maybe try and sniff out the culprit... If ant acids or vinegars etc stop the ‘spasm’ within the hour, then chances are your ‘spasms’ are acid / irritation pain... Maybe google GERD diets etc. Cardio Exercise can work wonders for indigestion - no idea why! Sorry if spelling out the blindingly obvious!!:)

      Warmest,

      Neil

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    pickle juice people ...pickle juice is even available to buy now without pickles . its so diluted im sure its fine , it sure helps my gerd days .

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