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#1 barefut

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:55 PM

Well, it took me 3 or 4 times eating ginger snaps, drinking ginger ale and recently eating some home made oatmeal ginger cookies for me to finally realize that ginger is a no no for me with my esophagus problems.

With the latest home made cookie episode, I'd have been better off eating red hot coals.

Just thought I'd pass it along for those with esophagus issues - you might want to stay away from ginger! :P

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:41 PM

Hi Barefut, I made a similar mistake.Was having a lovely day out with girlfriends yesterday, shopping for presents followed by lunch at a great Greek tapas restaurant. There I made the mistake of ordering crevettes with chili and garlic and Dimitri's special side salad which I hadn't realised also had some chili in the dressing. I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening regretting it as had horrendous heartburn and regurgitation - so now sworn off chili.
However, I do have to say that unlike you, I'm fine with ginger!

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:13 PM

Ohhhh Nooooo you sound miserable. I'm sorry. I LOVE ginger snaps, but they do give me heartburn.

Hope things are calming down for you.
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 02:42 PM

Barefut,
I know what you mean about the ginger. I never had problems until recently. I have been craving ginger ale, so I've been drinking a can about every night. After I drink it, which always tasted so good, I noticed that I started having a little problem. Can't say it's heart burn because it doesn't really burn, but must be something similar. I did read that ginger is one of the wrong things to have if you get heartburn. Needless to say, I'm still drinking it because it makes the stomach feel better and I'm still having this craving for it. No I'm not pregnant.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:39 PM

Barefut,

Oh you made me laugh. I needed that. Not that your misery is funny and I am sorry for how you feel now. You made me think of the hangover feeling which usually starts after my heartburn that I get from eating chilly (which I had tonight at supper), hotdogs, weiners especially, to many gingersnaps, hot peppers, apple pie, bread pudding, and the list is endless. Is there anything other than paper tasting foods we can eat?

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 12:02 PM

No snaps?? What a travesty!!! You just made me think back to Thanksgiving though and the box of ginger snaps I finished off. I did have a "funky" time with my stomach, but did not attibute it to the snaps. I though it was from food overload. My aunt always uses them in her yams and brings me the left overs. It's the only time of the year I really eat them even though I love them. I haven't had that problem with ginger ale though, but I only drink it when I have an upset stomach. I was taking an herbal form of ginger when I had a bout of nausea. I'll be paying closer attention to my ginger intake.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 03:55 PM

I haven't had ginger for a long time, but I have found that carbonated beverages bother my stomach if I drink too many. For awhile I was craving caffiene-free, diet coke. Had to get over that real quick!!

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 07:46 PM

Oh I'm so sorry!
I recently read that ginger helps improve blood flow and help reduce raynaud's attacks. I've been eating/drinking a lot of it.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:08 AM

It may not be the ginger itself....carbonated beverages are a definite no-no, and a common problem with stomach issues. I actually USE ginger to calm my stomach, but it's real crystallized ginger from the health food store. It's been a miracle for me and I have a hiatal hernia, celiac disease, and severe GERD, as well as no colon at all! I take a little bit of the ginger about the size of a small pill and suck on it after meals. My stomach settles right away. Not sure what the mechanics are, but the cookies and soda may be the problem, sugar for example is a huge problem with GERD and stomach problems.
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#10 barefut

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:06 AM

Hi All!

Yea, I know ginger is supposed to be good for the tummy. My problem with it was that it burned my esophagus. I must have some reflux damage that needs healing.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:41 AM

It's not fair :( It's just not fair!!!

What a trade-off, right, Ladies? I LOVE ginger, but barefut had to bare the truth to us all...I'm crushed.

My absolute favorite is pumpkin pie...mine or those close to it.

I have strep throat, so a sweet and thoughtful lady on an Alzheimers forum provided me with a wonderful ginger sipper to help...using fresh ginger root. Would that have the same effect? I haven't tried it and may as well not...if the outcome is the same. :unsure:
(Hubby & I caregive my mom who has AD)

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Susie

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#12 barefut

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:20 PM

Hey Susie ~

Don't throw in the towel on ginger for yourself yet! :o My aversion to it was that it burned my esophagus. If you don't have any reflux damage you may be okay...