• No matter what I do I always have a sour stomach, is there anything special I can do to get rid of this felling?

    Asked by cris on Saturday, December 1, 2012

    No matter what I do I always have a sour stomach, is there anything special I can do to get rid of this felling?

    I use tums, but they really don't help..

    25 Answers from the Community

    25 answers
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Try one of the meds (gee, I blanking on the names) that are for heartburn and see if that helps....my oncologist ended up Rx Nexium for me.....Wish I could remember the names of the over the counter meds.....as soon as I do, I'll come back and post.....

      about 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      My doctor advised me to take over-the-counter PRILOSEC (omeprazole) to avoid heartburn. Worked well for me.

      about 4 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      Hi cris,
      I have used omeprazole (prilosec) for many years with great results. Make sure you talk you your Dr about it. It may be a result of less saliva from treatment. I chew sugar free gum (I like trident). Saliva has many benefits that are not always apparent, its not always obvious its missing. Water does not replace the enzymes so it wont help as much. Take care, I hope this helps. Tracy

      about 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      reading the other posts and prilosec was one of the meds that I couldn't think of, so I;m glad these gals came up with it....

      about 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I'm not sure what you mean by a sour stomach. It is like heartburn, acid indigestion or reflux, a bad taste in your mouth, nausea? If it is a constant condition and has been ongoing for some time, it may not be a side effect of treatment, but a separate condition. I would described your symptoms to your doctor so he/she can make that determination and prescribe relief for it.

      about 4 years ago
    • princess123's Avatar

      for over the counter try tetralac. Not sure if that's spelled right. It's like tums except it works. comes in a white bottle.

      about 4 years ago
    • Paw's Avatar

      Hi cris. I hope that what you have read thus far will help you with the sour stomach. You might want to try drinking plenty and try Zofran. My doctor gave me a prescription for a cocktail. It's not what you think. Lol. It was a mixture Mylanta

      about 4 years ago
    • Paw's Avatar

      Mylanta, Pepto bismal, and I think benedryl. Tell your doctor about your symptoms and he/she may come up with a personalized cocktail for you. The cocktail worked for me.

      about 4 years ago
    • sndlee's Avatar

      First an foremost you must tell your dr. After my first round of chemo cocktail I was ready to stop them because of stomach issues. He gave me Emend to take when I had my second one. Now they give it to me with each cocktail. They also give me Pepcid in IV form. It works, plus to rx for at home.

      about 4 years ago
    • Marianne's Avatar

      Try candied ginger. It works magic for me for heartburn and indigestion. And it tastes great (a little hot, but it's a pleasant hot.).

      about 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I find that Gavascon works the best for me.

      about 4 years ago
    • moonbeam's Avatar

      Acid reflux is the pits! Terrible taste and comes on when you least expect it. Water doesn't
      help either. My rheumatologist prescribed generic Prilosec, 40 mg. (omeprazole). This
      really takes care of the problem. I'm sure your dr can help you with this. Peace to you.

      about 4 years ago
    • bizopzine's Avatar

      My husbands doctor prescribed Nexium for him and it helped him a lot! He also used generic Maalox for those in between times too. Good luck!

      about 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I use Zantac... It really helps me!

      about 4 years ago
    • Bgracki's Avatar

      See an gastroenterologist soon. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition that comes from excess acid in the stomach splashing into the esophagus. I take Nexium twice a day to control it.

      about 4 years ago
    • janabel681's Avatar

      I have found that Ginger candy seems to settle my stomach. I have taken Nexium for years for GERD, but the Ginger helps the most.

      about 4 years ago
    • KatieL's Avatar

      You can try drinking peppermint tea (add a tiny bit of sugar or honey to add flavor) or ginger tea
      wtih meals or anytime. Both are soothing to the stomach. Failing that, perhaps ask your doctor
      about a proton pump inhibitor drug like Prevacid (it's available on generic form now) or another
      one taken before breakfast, perhaps, or dinner. You'd be asking his advice about taking not
      necessarily wanting a prescription unless he or she knows of a better one for you that is by

      about 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar

      I would like to thank you all for taking the time to answer, I am starting my Taxol chemo today so I will question my doctor about this. Everyone have a nice day!!

      about 4 years ago
    • debberz's Avatar

      Hi - saw that someone else answered with Zofran but you have to take it as soon as nausea symptoms appear. Also - silk milk, Boost helps if you need calories. Smaller meals more often also.

      about 4 years ago
    • pancrease54's Avatar

      One thing that Always helped me during my 24/7 chemo (6 months) was the soft peppermint you can find in stick form in like a fruitcake can or round balls in cellophane. That and Swanson's Chicken Broth saved me from any nausea. 8 and 1/2 years after my Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer what is left of my pancreas is inside my stomach. I now take Zofram with a rich meal. Good luck!

      about 4 years ago
    • Charlieb's Avatar

      I am six months out of transplant and still get a sour stomach from time to time. The one drug that really seems to work for me is Reglan. I was taking omeprazole on a regular basis, like candy, but it never seemed to help when it came to this. By the way, Nancyjac brought up an interesting question with this. I was asked the same questions and answered "none of the above". I have experienced heartburn, acid indigestion and other but sour stomach is different. Other than a type of sick feeling in your stomach I don't know how to describe it. We just stumbled on Reglan because nothing else worked. Funny, Reglan did not work for me when I was nauseated.

      about 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Prilosec and take double the dose that's recommended (as per my onc, that was the Rx dose). It helped me tremendously, even with nausea. The chemo gave me horrid acid reflux. It's been 1yr 3mos since my last chemo (yay), but my stomach still acts up. Chemo, the gift that keeps on giving!

      about 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Other things that helped with nausea... Tea made from fresh ginger root, mint tea. To eat, apple sauce (ended up hating it), bananas, rice

      about 4 years ago
    • WonderKitty's Avatar

      If you aren't having luck with over the counter medications, you might try essential oils. I know that everyone has different feelings about homeopathic remedies, but doTerra makes an oil blend called Digestzen, that works wonders for both me and my husband. I didn't use it when I was going through treatment, but I wish I had. It works fast and consistently. Might be worth looking in to. Good luck to you!

      almost 4 years ago
    • noah's Avatar

      Mint tea, Papaya (fresh including seeds) and fennel tea. Small (8oz) serving of V8 veggie juice taken with my chemo pill (Temozolomide -Temodar) helped a lot. Eat small portions of food and very light meals (not too much heavy meats like beef or smoked meats).

      over 2 years ago

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