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Soothing post-benzo acid reflux: peppermint, ginger?

benzodiazepines benzodiazepine withdrawal benzo withdrawal protracted benzo withdrawal gerd acid reflux peppermint ginger herbs gaba-a

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#1 quamquam91

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:13 AM

Hi everyone,

I hope this post is on-topic. It's more about gut health than brain health, but I want to soothe my stomach without aggravating my protracted benzodiazepine withdrawal.

This forum has several experts on benzo withdrawal, so I'm hoping some of you might chime in.

I have posted other threads about my experience. The short story is that I'm 17 months post-benzos and still pretty sensitive.

In the past month, I have developed gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is also known as acid reflux.

Can I safely drink peppermint tea to counter symptoms (heartburn, metallic breath)? A few posts on other forums claim that peppermint is a weak GABA antagonist, but I haven't found a reliable citation.

How about ginger as a powder, tea, or juice? I'm having trouble finding out if ginger has any effect on GABA.

Thanks to anyone who can lend their knowledge to answer my question.

Edited by quamquam91, 03 October 2012 - 05:16 AM.

#2 Raza

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

Wouldn't ordinary calcium carbonate antiacid tablets work? I don't think those have any real interactions.

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#3 Pirate

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

What about aloe vera juice.

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#4 inw

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:46 AM

Hey bro, try Apple Cider Vinegar by Bragg's it works really good. 1 tablespoon mixed with 8oz water and chug or shoot the tablespoon adn chase with water. Do it 3 times / day

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