Pro-biotics or acidophilus help improve digestion naturally by providing natural flora.
I had a real problem with acid just this past year and didn’t realize I’d had it for many years prior. I didn’t recognize the discomfort for what it was until an odd thing happened: I couldn’t sleep flat or flat on my side….I couldn’t sleep in bed at all because of terrible pain that I thought was from my back, a slipped disk since I’d had injuries before. I was so sure it was this because I’d been taking Rolaids and Tums and nothing helped but Motrin. The only way I could sleep was to sit completely up. I’d go to bed, lay down and then the pain would start and escalate and I’d have to sit up to stop it. I’d go downstairs and sit in my chair and be so tired that I could do that and each morning I felt a lot better but as the day progressed, so did the pain.
Erik bought me a back brace and I tried that and sleeping on a wedge, but no matter what I did, the pain would be there.
My older sister listened to this over the course of two weeks and one night while we were talking she told me that she’d had to take my 13-year old nephew in to the doctor because of pain that sounded too ironically like what I had been describing to her. My nephew showed the doctor where the pain was and it was just like mine. His doctor put him on Zantac. I had heard of this product and even seen it in the pharmacy but would never have associated it with what I was feeling since this really did NOT seem like it was from digestion (though I did realize after all this that the pain progressed as the day went along because I was, after all, eating as the day went along).
Erik immediately went to the pharmacy and got me Zantac 150, the strongest made over the counter. We figured it surely couldn’t hurt. I took one and that night I slept….in bed….like a baby and have continued ever since.
But the really odd thing is that for quite a few years I’ve had funny stomach discomfort but just dismissed it. I also had nights when I would wake up suddenly feeling the need to throw up and it would feel like someone was punching me in the stomach over and over.
Antacids do absolutely nothing for me, but this stupid little pill has, after MANY years, taken away all that pain and discomfort.