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Yesterday and today I’ve had a weird annoyance in the back of my throat…triggering a gag reflex. VERY strange. I can’t properly explain it actually. It’s scary because DH has been dealing with a sinus issue since April and it’s sort of what he has described…HOPE that isn’t it.

This tea has always helped my throat for soothing or for clearing – I hope this helps this unexplained issue as well.

The reason I have always rated this one so high is because of that reason and I like the minty taste but also because it’s a bagged tea I go back to time and time again for various reasons. This is the highest rated bagged tea I have ever rated.

Scott B

This is my highest rated tea ever!

In the past I have had this sensation in the back of my throat-it felt like there was some food there that I couldn’t swallow. Turns out it was an acid reflux irritation in the esophagus. The way the nerve carried the sensation just made it feel like it was in the back of my throat. Don’t know if that’s anything similar to what you are feeling? It didn’t make me gag, though.

TeaEqualsBliss

Yes! That is very similar. I’ve never had Acid Reflux problems…don’t even know what it would feel like or how to handle, actually. How long did it last?

TeaEqualsBliss

Also…knowing you are vegan…I’m vegetarian…what did you do for it?

Scott B

That’s the tricky thing about reflux-it can manifest itself in many ways that are not recognizable as reflux.

Well, I went to a gastroenterologist, because I’ve had reflux off and on for awhile. She gave me a liquid medicine called Carafate which is kind of a pain-you can’t really eat or drink for an hour or two before and one hour after taking it.

However, if you’ve not had reflux before, maybe just some over-the-counter ranitidine (Zantac) might help. There’s a couple generics that don’t have the gelatin coating. Another thing you could try is some Fruit and Sour Jolly Ranchers-or anything with malic acid in it (such as sucking on a slice of lemon).

Another thing that may or may not help is an over the counter probiotic. I use Nature’s Bounty probiotic with acidophllus. It’s good to take a probiotic, anyway. Simethicone (Gax-x) may also provide some relief. I take a probiotic and simethicone every day and now I never need carafate and almost never use ranitidine.

If nothing helps-or if you just feel nervous about your symptoms and can’t wait, you should obviously consult your doctor.

Lynxiebrat

My Dad has been taking Prilosec for a couple of years for his acid reflux, so you could try that. At the moment I just take heartburn over the counter stuff because it’s cheaper and I don’t have it often. My doctor Ok’ayed that. I think I’ll also try the Sour Jolly Ranchers….been years since I’ve had those.

TeaEqualsBliss

Thank you both :)

Scott B

You’re welcome :) I forgot to address how long it lasts. It’s variable. If it’s not too bad, it may resolve on its own in a day or two. The other options-Ranitidine, simethicone, malic acid may start to provide relief the same day. Malic acid would probably work the fastest, but not necessarily provide relief for all that long. It works by forcing your body to produce extra saliva, which helps neutralize acid. The probiotic would take longer to have an effect-and I don’t know how effective it would be if used alone.

Good luck

tigress_al

This is one of the best bagged teas out there. It can stand up to a really long steep, and caffeine free, so you can drink it anytime.
As for what seems like acid reflux, try a bit of Zantac and see if it works or not, but definitely talk to your doctor if you are concerned or it doesn’t go away.

Fjellrev

I’ve heard so many good things about this tea on another forum. Hope it’ll come back for the holidays again.

Batrachoid

Eating lots of okra can help. It’s loaded with mucilage. It helps my cousins with acid reflux a lot when they want to eat iffy foods).

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Scott B

This is my highest rated tea ever!

In the past I have had this sensation in the back of my throat-it felt like there was some food there that I couldn’t swallow. Turns out it was an acid reflux irritation in the esophagus. The way the nerve carried the sensation just made it feel like it was in the back of my throat. Don’t know if that’s anything similar to what you are feeling? It didn’t make me gag, though.

TeaEqualsBliss

Yes! That is very similar. I’ve never had Acid Reflux problems…don’t even know what it would feel like or how to handle, actually. How long did it last?

TeaEqualsBliss

Also…knowing you are vegan…I’m vegetarian…what did you do for it?

Scott B

That’s the tricky thing about reflux-it can manifest itself in many ways that are not recognizable as reflux.

Well, I went to a gastroenterologist, because I’ve had reflux off and on for awhile. She gave me a liquid medicine called Carafate which is kind of a pain-you can’t really eat or drink for an hour or two before and one hour after taking it.

However, if you’ve not had reflux before, maybe just some over-the-counter ranitidine (Zantac) might help. There’s a couple generics that don’t have the gelatin coating. Another thing you could try is some Fruit and Sour Jolly Ranchers-or anything with malic acid in it (such as sucking on a slice of lemon).

Another thing that may or may not help is an over the counter probiotic. I use Nature’s Bounty probiotic with acidophllus. It’s good to take a probiotic, anyway. Simethicone (Gax-x) may also provide some relief. I take a probiotic and simethicone every day and now I never need carafate and almost never use ranitidine.

If nothing helps-or if you just feel nervous about your symptoms and can’t wait, you should obviously consult your doctor.

Lynxiebrat

My Dad has been taking Prilosec for a couple of years for his acid reflux, so you could try that. At the moment I just take heartburn over the counter stuff because it’s cheaper and I don’t have it often. My doctor Ok’ayed that. I think I’ll also try the Sour Jolly Ranchers….been years since I’ve had those.

TeaEqualsBliss

Thank you both :)

Scott B

You’re welcome :) I forgot to address how long it lasts. It’s variable. If it’s not too bad, it may resolve on its own in a day or two. The other options-Ranitidine, simethicone, malic acid may start to provide relief the same day. Malic acid would probably work the fastest, but not necessarily provide relief for all that long. It works by forcing your body to produce extra saliva, which helps neutralize acid. The probiotic would take longer to have an effect-and I don’t know how effective it would be if used alone.

Good luck

tigress_al

This is one of the best bagged teas out there. It can stand up to a really long steep, and caffeine free, so you can drink it anytime.
As for what seems like acid reflux, try a bit of Zantac and see if it works or not, but definitely talk to your doctor if you are concerned or it doesn’t go away.

Fjellrev

I’ve heard so many good things about this tea on another forum. Hope it’ll come back for the holidays again.

Batrachoid

Eating lots of okra can help. It’s loaded with mucilage. It helps my cousins with acid reflux a lot when they want to eat iffy foods).

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