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I have severe pain in upper abdominal/rib cage area. Eating causes pain, heart burn, diahrea. Drinking liquids is ok. Have tried mylanta, zantac, (ranitidine) rolaids, tums, pepto...Nothing helps

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Why do people prefer medicines such as Tums (calcium carbonate) and maalox over natural remedies for gas relief?

Quick fix . Why do so many people prefer to take a pill than to make an actual change in their lifestyle? In part because 1) it seems easier, and 2) short term thinking is common. It places more responsibility outside of themselves, whereas making healthy choices requires taking responsibility for yourself. Sad but true: the promise of a quick fix is irresistible to people averse to change. Read more...

How do you cure an upset stomach, when you don't have any tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids etc., are there home remedies that work?

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