Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hello, stomach!

I have eaten too much acidic food (why is fruit so tasty??) and now Gastrogel is my friend. The stress and extra coffee are also to blame.

I can't whinge about growing older being the cause - I had worse stomach inflammation when I was in my late teens. Now it only flairs up occasionally, and I am good at getting onto things to calm it down before it REALLY hurts.

You can now buy Ranitidine (Zantac) over the counter in Australia but I am hoping that it won't come to that.

Now excuse me, I need to do a shot of Gastrogel and drink something a little more stomach-friendly than black coffee.


The Shrink said...

Remember that ranitidine's therapeutic dose is 300mg total daily dose (usualy 150mg bd), over the counter ranitidine is usually well shy of that.

Too, a gastroenterology Consultant told me he'd ban it. His view was that if it was bad enough to need maedication to address it you should use a PPI and not faff about with homeopathy and H2 malarky ;-)

The Girl said...

Haha, that's funny! I can just imagine all of the naturopaths stocking up on ranitidine, alongside of the aromatherapy and massage oils!

Re the dose, the one I picked up is 150mg bd. And they sell a stronger one to take once daily!