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Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:38 PM

Acid reflux causing Obama's sore throat

Source: AP-Excite

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) Acid reflux is responsible for the sore throat President Barack Obama has complained about for the past couple of weeks, the White House said Saturday, shortly after the president returned from undergoing diagnostic tests at a nearby military hospital.

Obama's motorcade made the approximately half-hour crawl in rainy weather to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where a CT scan was performed and was normal. Obama, 53, was at the facility for about a half hour before returning to the White House.

The CT scan followed a morning fiber optic exam performed on Obama at the White House by an ear, nose and throat specialist from Fort Belvoir Medical Center in Northern Virginia and supervised Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, Obama's physician and director of the White House Medical Unit.

Jackson said in a statement that the fiber optic exam revealed "soft tissue swelling" in the back of Obama's throat. Jackson said he and the specialist, who was not identified, determined that "further evaluation with a routine CT scan was prudent."

FULL story at link.



In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as Ashton Carter speaks during the announcement of Carter for defense secretary. The White House says President Barack Obama is getting some medical tests at a military hospital just outside Washington after complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


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Omaha Steve Dec 2014 OP
jmowreader Dec 2014 #1
MADem Dec 2014 #38
Orrex Dec 2014 #2
drm604 Dec 2014 #3
Omaha Steve Dec 2014 #7
drm604 Dec 2014 #11
Release The Hounds Dec 2014 #18
MADem Dec 2014 #40
Feral Child Dec 2014 #55
jen63 Dec 2014 #63
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Paula Sims Dec 2014 #77
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Feral Child Dec 2014 #69
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:40 PM

1. With all the shit the Republicans have been putting him through, acid reflux is understandable

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:25 AM

38. +1! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:42 PM

2. Our second son had that in the weeks following birth

I guess this explains why Obama has been so colicky lately.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:45 PM

3. Omeprazole. 40mg once a day.

At least that's how mine is being treated. And don't eat right before bed.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:53 PM

7. I've been on the same dose for a little over 2 years



Works good.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:59 PM

11. And if I miss a dose I know it.

"Acid reflux" sounds sort of harmless, like "indigestion", but it can be extremely unpleasant and can cause serious health issues over time.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:27 AM

18. Been 10 years for me

thanks to a stressful job. Works 98% of the time.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:26 AM

40. I'd try the 'don't eat before bedtime' and 'use a wedge pillow to keep the head elevated.'

Go to the meds as a last resort!

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Response to MADem (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 09:11 AM

55. For minor cases

that treatment can help. It often gets progressively worse and medical care is needed.

It's dangerous to ignore it. As awful as waking up choking on a mouthful of bile is, the unseen damage to the esophagus can be life-threatening. That nasty bile erodes the tissues of the esophagus causing ulcers and scarring.

I've learned through my own attempts at self-healing of this and other conditions that common-sense cures should always be approved by a medical specialist.

My duodenal ulcers and acid-reflux began during chemo/rad. The result of stubbornly trying to self-cure my chronic constipation until the tumor was too large to ignore.

Luckily, I survived and the ileostomy I had to endure was temporary. My doctor was able to reverse it after 4 months of healing.

No disrespect intended, MAdem, but any advice by a lay person should always have the phrase "after consulting your physician" included.


It is a shameful truth that in this incredibly wealthy country medical care isn't available to all.

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Response to Feral Child (Reply #55)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 02:17 PM

63. Untreated GERD is one of the major

causes of cancer of the esophagus. It needs to be treated aggressively and as soon as possible.

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Response to jen63 (Reply #63)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 06:06 PM

70. The connection with cancer

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is generally accepted by the medical community (to the best of my knowledge). I agree that a cautious approach and medical assessment is an absolute necessity.

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Response to jen63 (Reply #63)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:42 PM

77. My friend of 30 years died from ignored reflux

turned out it was a pre-cursor to esophageal cancer. Kept pushing the Tums & other stuff and by the time he had trouble swallowing, he was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Didn't want to go to the doctor because they're nothing more than "pill pushers".

Still miss him terribly (died this past January) but "heartburn" is nothing to ignore. . .

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Response to Paula Sims (Reply #77)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:50 PM

80. It sure isn't.

I read an article by a gastroenterologist who said that it didn't matter how many Prilosec you needed to stop the burn, that it was imperative to stop it. I can get heartburn drinking a glass of water. I take a Prilosec every morning whether I need it or not. I know at some point during the day the burn will show up unless I take it. Chronic is different than "I had Italian food last night." The vinegar thing, yeah right, can't get more acidic than that. Ridiculous.

I'm very sorry about your friend. I'll bet you do miss him. Something that so easily could have been taken care of. So sorry!

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Response to Paula Sims (Reply #77)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 09:56 AM

85. Very sad.

As I mentioned, I ignored a problem at the other end of the GI tract and luckily survived my butt-cancer. Spent a miserable two years curing it and the ancillary conditions from the treatment.

Flagyl-resistant C diff, MRSA my system couldn't fight because my immune system was compromised by chemo/rad. Surgical adhesions every time I went under the knife, including the surgeries to correct the adhesions.

Three times I dropped from my normal/recovered weight of 180 down to 140. Incredible pain, debilitating vomiting/diarrhea. Near-fatal dehydration.

Even curable cancers take an immense toll and I'll never regain all the strength I lost.

Sorry for your loss, Paula.

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Response to Feral Child (Reply #55)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:08 PM

66. I agree 100 % with everything you said. But I got this advice from a doctor, so I'm on solid

ground, I think. Not all acid reflux is a result of something that's ongoing and likely to get worse--it could be he's been having some rude cabernet with his supper lately that isn't sitting well, or he's sneaking around on his wife's healthy menu, and instead ate some spicy or greasy foods that he's been craving that tasted good but is having a bad effect on his belly. Or maybe it's a temporary physical reaction to stress (and he's been under some of that lately). Or maybe he's back on the ciggies after a vacation with patches and gum--that can cause the reflux response. Gotta put down the butts, POTUS!

If he tries the wedge pillow, and it solves the problem, then hurrah, hurrah--no need to take pills. Maybe do that in concert with laying off the tobacco...?

I believe in an incremental approach to anything that isn't dire or life-threatening. No one has said that he's gonna die from this or that it's the end of the world. And I'm not worried about POTUS getting access to medical care. There's an MD and associated helpers who can handle pretty much any dire event "in" the WH 24/7.

I don't care for "prescription pad happy" doctors who take a cut from Big Pharma and use the Rx as a substitute for explaining to a patient how to manage an illness. I don't go for this enthusiasm to "go to" antibiotics as a first line of defense against things like colds or flu, either. Let one's own immune system have a crack at repelling the invaders--rest, plenty of liquids, an OTC pain reliever if needs must, etc. and only bring in the Big Guns if no progress is made. That's a responsible approach, I think, and most who aren't taking a kickback from the pharmaceutical companies would agree with me.

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Response to MADem (Reply #66)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 06:03 PM

69. No arguments with this post.

All good common sense. +, I doubt Obama can dodge the medicos anyway. I'm sure that his doctors count his bowel movements and get a report if he gets up to pee at night.

Also I specifically agree that doctors who act like drug company reps should be avoided like the plague they are.

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Response to Feral Child (Reply #69)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 06:40 PM

73. Prilosec is over the counter.

Takes care of GERD pretty darn well.

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Response to jen63 (Reply #73)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 09:59 AM

86. That may give symptomatic relief, but doesn't treat

the underlying cause. Something causes it; sometimes it isn't a matter for concern but often it's a symptom of an otherwise unnoticed but dangerous condition.

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Response to Feral Child (Reply #86)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 01:27 PM

88. It turns off over active acid

production which leads to GERD.

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Response to jen63 (Reply #88)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 02:03 PM

93. Understood

but something is causing that over-production. As you say, it might well be genetic, but unless you have medical training you should consult someone that does.

I don't mean to harp, but this is a sore (yep, I intended the pun) subject with me. I was a healthy animal until I wasn't and my problem could have been cured much sooner and easier. If I'd been stubborn much longer (and I was obstinate) it would have affected the lymph nodes and spread throughout my system.

I would have died, after a lengthy, painful, and futile treatment.

OK, I'll quit nagging now. I've enjoyed the chat.

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Response to Feral Child (Reply #86)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 01:41 PM

89. I believe much of chronic hearburn

is genetic. My father suffers and had an ulcer as a young father. My grandfather also. I have inherited the "too much acid gene" I believe. I'll stop it any way I can. It's a miserable condition, day in and day out, no matter how careful you are with diet and raising pillows. None of which have ever worked for me. I love food and want to enjoy life. If a prilosec a day takes care of it, I don't have a bit of a problem with it. Rarely do I have to take more than one.

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Response to jen63 (Reply #89)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 01:57 PM

91. Glad you've found relief, but

I hope you've seen a doctor about it. OTCs are fine medicines sometimes and a doctor may well recommend it, but you should exclude an underlying condition other than heritage.

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Response to Feral Child (Reply #91)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 02:02 PM

92. Yes, I've had the usual tests.

My stomach just produces too much acid. My dad's ulcer was treated with dairy in the 60s which is one of the worst things you can do for ulcers. My grandfather just completely ignored his symptoms until he was vomiting blood. He was lucky to live, he lost so much.

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Response to jen63 (Reply #92)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 02:04 PM

94. Very glad to hear that

and very glad the condition isn't more severe.

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Response to Feral Child (Reply #94)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 02:14 PM

95. Thanks!

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Response to drm604 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 02:45 PM

64. Counterintuitive, but naturally fermented sauerkraut helps.

Solves the problem. n=3 but 100% of the tiny sample agree!

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Response to drm604 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:19 PM

68. I took protonix for about six months.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:47 PM

4. Bile is definately the problem.

 

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Response to leftymon (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:51 PM

5. are you a doctor?

because if you are, you can't spell for shit.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:56 PM

9. A little uncalled for...

Try a little decency in your responses.

Be well...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:01 AM

23. Actually, hopemountain was just pointing out a fact.. more "decency" than "Bile is definately the

problem.".. from the resident "doctor".

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:57 PM

10. The grammar police have shown up...

 

My hands are up....

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:15 AM

17. whereas, if he's *not* a doctor, he *can* spell for shit?

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:44 AM

19. I'm not a doctor...

But many times I seem to know more than them.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:05 AM

27. I think maybe the poster is just using the President's sore throat to spew a cheap pot shot.. if

she were a dr.. she wouldn't be a very good one.. diagnosing blindly.

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Response to Cha (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:09 AM

32. I was going to respond in defense of the poster,

 

the pot shot went over my head.

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Response to KMOD (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:11 AM

34. Not mine.. :(

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Response to Cha (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:24 AM

37. Oh, I see it clearly now.

 

One of my downsides is expecting the best of people.

But once I read your post, it clicked, and I deleted my response.

It was subtle, but I see it now.

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Response to KMOD (Reply #37)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:26 AM

39. Mahalo KMOD

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Response to Cha (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:36 AM

57. One way to tell for sure if someone's a doctor -

bad handwriting.

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Response to Cha (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:34 AM

96. you read it right, cha...

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:13 AM

36. Should the 'a' in 'are' be capitalized?

Just wondering.

Or perhaps, ARRRRRE!




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Response to hopemountain (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 03:48 AM

47. Meanwhile, the grammar inspector hasn't learned to correctly capitalize.

Try speaking to the argument and not its technicalities. Nitpicking someone's diction makes you look small and low on ammo, and does nothing to further the discussion.

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Response to Psephos (Reply #47)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:38 AM

97. lowercase is a personal statement.

very personal. thank you for noticing.

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Response to leftymon (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:08 AM

30. "..Definitely the problem".. what do you know about it? Were you there? Or just blindly throwing

out cheap pot shots?

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Response to leftymon (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:04 PM

61. Actually, you have nothing to do with it

 

If bile were the problem, you would be the cause.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:52 PM

6. Lame-duck syndrome. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:53 AM

21. Oh yeah, the President a real "lame duck".. He's certainly not acting like one.

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 06:36 PM

72. Well, he has nothing to lose.

Or win.

For the next two years, hopefully he'll veto like Hell.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #72)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:16 PM

75. President Obama has a lot to win.. when our country wins he wins too.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:02 AM

24. What does that even MEAN?

 

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:30 AM

56. I wish this "lame duck" thingie had started earlier.

 

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I'm beginning to like having a lame duck President.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 01:48 PM

90. incorrect! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 11:53 PM

8. Why are they scanning for Connecticut?

 

Obama was not born there, doesn't live there, and has not even visited the place since the midterms!

What horrid conspiracy is afoot, OS?

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Response to Derek V (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:06 AM

15. We can't discuss conspiracies in LBN


That would get locked.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:04 AM

26. Locked? As in.....Suppressed?

 

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But isn't that the very definition of a cons---ATTENTION: Derek is feeling a little under the weather, and is currently being cared for by our Advanced Pharmacology Unit. He should be as Happy as Morning Sunshine within 72 hours! Nothing to see here, folks!

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Response to Derek V (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:51 AM

51. ...

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Response to Derek V (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:06 AM

29. to see if Kentucky jelly might help

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:03 AM

12. If I were in his position, it would be a lot worse than acid reflux.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:04 AM

13. After about 6 months of any president's schedule (and problems) I'd

probably have about 10 medical problems.

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Response to WhoWoodaKnew (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:35 AM

41. I'd just go plum insane.

As in: "in a padded cell giggling like a maniac".

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:04 AM

14. Sending him my best vibes for wellness.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:10 AM

33. Mahalo, Baitball Blogger.. I too wish the President to Good Healing Thoughts~

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:13 AM

16. Tension. Midnight snacks. Not being able to eat in a peaceful situation. That's my guess.

It's really difficult to the be the president of the US.

Get welll, Mr. President.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:45 AM

20. Given all he has to put up with from the right, tis a wonder he is healthy.

Sending prayers.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:01 AM

22. Stress. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:04 AM

25. For the amount of stress he's been having, I wouldn't be surprised

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:08 AM

31. Maybe he's been reading DU.

It gives me heartburn.

Edited to add: a little levity folks.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 02:14 AM

44. Yea verily

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:11 AM

35. I get it when I drink hard liquor.

Maybe he needs to have a food taster check that bourbon that Mitch McConnell could be sharing with him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:47 AM

42. It is also a side effect of beta blockers.

I get it all the time.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:50 AM

43. Frankly, I have no idea how he tolerates and survives the endless bullshit this country throws at

him. What a fucken horrible job he has. He is certainly a brave and a strong person!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #43)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 02:15 AM

45. Hope the Prez isn't reading DU lately. That would add to his misery.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 02:19 AM

46. Slippery Elm chewable tablets.

Works great for me plus they are yummy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 03:49 AM

48. May be due to all the Nicorette gum he chews.

Acid reflux is a common and serious side-effect for those who use it frequently.

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Response to Psephos (Reply #48)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:28 AM

49. Good point.

This probably doesn't help:




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Response to Psephos (Reply #48)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:44 AM

50. Whatever it is I hope it heals. I want him healthy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:52 AM

52. When I have it, losing a few pounds helps a lot, but Obama doesn't need

to lose any weight at all. The other thing is a bedrest thingy with lots of pillows so I can sleep practically sitting up. My sister has it so bad that she got a Kraftmatic bed, which works like a hospital bed. She also used to pop Tums like there was no tomorrow, but they gave her some other condition, so she had to stop.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:37 AM

53. Hah! I knew it!

I predicted this to my kid last night.
And, to me, no surprise, given the stress of the last six years.
Stay healthy, President Obama. We need you!









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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:36 AM

58. GERD sucks.

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #58)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:41 AM

59. yup...stress

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:03 PM

60. Republicans give me heartburn too

 

And they are the biggest threat this nation has ever faced. VOTE people! For the rest of your lives, every election.... VOTE!

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Response to IHateTheGOP (Reply #60)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:44 PM

84. They give me the drizzling sh_ _ts

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:55 PM

62. He needs to drink apple cider when he feels bad

Or a splash of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water with honey. Neutralizes the bad acids in the stomach and helps the good acids digest the food in your stomach.

My self and hubby have both been drinking apple cider when we have heartburn and it gets things moving inside and stops the acid reflux. We are both in our 50's and neither one if us take pills for it.


Also the adage an apple a day keeps the doctor has some truth.

And of course hating half the country hating you because they don't like black people would give me a lot worst health problems.



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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #62)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 05:18 PM

67. I tried applice cider vinegar and it made my heartburn worse.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #67)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 09:27 PM

81. You have to dilute apple cider and use honey with it to work effectively

Try just regular apple cider Tree top unsweetened is the best not the vinegar. And Briggs apple cider vinegar is the best.

As we get older the acids in our stomach don't work as well apple cider gets those juices working again. I would try just a little at first.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 04:00 PM

65. My acid reflux is caused by the house and the senate!!!! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 06:32 PM

71. I hope that's all it is -- not something more serious caused by smoking

I find it kind of curious that this was done on a Saturday afternoon and involved a full CT scan for such an apparently minor thing.

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Response to bigworld (Reply #71)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 06:45 PM

74. Acid reflux is not a minor thing.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #74)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:58 PM

82. You're right of course

I guess I was comparing it to like esophageal cancer or something.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:45 PM

78. Could also be caused by low stomach acid

I have the opposite problem -- low stomach acid. Also led to my carcinoid tumor (30 years clean -- found "by mistake" and was the blockage that caused my Father to have emergency intestinal surgery.

I have to take 3g of HCL with my meals to provide proper digestion. Really low in other vitamins & minerals although I am "full of girth".
You never know what causes this stuff.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:48 PM

79. Get well soon, President Obama! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 11:25 AM

87. The President's been so subdued lately... I hope it's nothing more serious

that they aren't telling us.

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