Is this a thing? I’m thinking about coming off so interested in your experiences.
Ok hive, I have a question for ranitidine/Zantac/H2 users? I added ranitidine to my cocktail a few months ago and it has helped with symptoms. However, I’ve had some acid issues over Christmas, the throat thing, sickness, nausea and gastric discomfort. Is this a thing? I’m thinking about coming off so interested in your experiences.
Could just be holiday food maybe? Be sure to let your Dr. know.
I found out yesterday that I’m allergic to Zantac. Same symptoms, but my heart rate was crazy high and my throat was super sore. Thankfully no breathing issues.
I’m allergic also, not just to that but also to anything made with iron oxide.
So back in October when this shit show began for me I finally added Zantac to my Reactine regime and was told to double my dose for both meds twice a day approximately 12 hours apart.
As soon as I added the Zantac my hives started to clear immediately. 98% now. I have the odd one pop up here and there and some itchiness. But not near as horrid as it was. I was blown away and relieved. The one allergy specialist I saw said she wasn’t sold on this Zantac thing and I could come off them so I followed her advice and bam 💥 within a day I was breaking out again. So I went back on them immediately.
I’m starting a gluten free diet now and adding Vit D and C and thinking of a few other supplements and considering a Naturopath Doctor for some further testing and advice and medical help as something is telling me it’s with my gut. I want answers. Gluten definitely seems to be a trigger for me now and I’ve never had allergies or food sensitivities in my life before.
My episode started after a bacterial bronchitis infection and antibiotics. I am naturally a relatively a healthy woman. And get a load of this Zantac is a H2 histamine which blocks histamine in the GUT lining.
Wishing everyone a wonderful and spot free New Year!!
PS I do find since being on Zantac even the least bit of ginger ale or carbonated drink which I rarely had, causes my stomach to hurt right away so I’ve eliminated that from my diet.
Meredith League Pretzie
Amanda Fowler you sound like me, I’ve had gut issues for a few years, think it’s the root of my hives.
Are you doing 2 ranitidine twice per day or 1 tablet twice per day?
Meredith League Pretzie I take 150mg Zantac tablet in the morning and than another one 12 hours later. I take these with a 10mg Reactine tablet as well.
I read recently about Keifer yogurt to heal your gut and I’m all for trying this but than I’ve also read and know dairy can destroy our guts and gut lining…..so confused.
Meredith League Pretzie
I’m off dairy at the moment, I think I’m just sensitive to it, and I know it can increase histamine production. That’s why they say no milk for kids when they have upper respiratory infections or colds.
My acupuncturist is always trying to get me on kefir but I’m not great with dairy and the idea of it makes me feel a bit 🤢.
Amanda Fowler there’s coconut kefir and kefir water you could try.
My apologies, I meant that for Elise Rappoport
April Hubbard thanks Good idea
Amanda Fowler ive had gut issues as well after gallbladder surgery 5 years ago.
April Hubbard thank you! I found a straw berry one and going to try it today. And have a glass of water to chase if need be 😆 😝
Kista W Gagliano the gallbladder pain is unreal. I get this. Apple juice and apple cider vinegar fixes it in 10 mins.
This . Google apple juice cleanse for Gallbladder. Specially Granny Smith apples. I swear by this. 15 years ago I was pregnant with my second and had a gallstone surface. Doctors were adamant I have my gallbladder removed after delivery.
I did a apple juice cleanse and low and behold no surgery and I still have my gallbladder at almost 40. Any time I feel my gallbladder acting up (of course from eating crap) I do this and it works every time.
Amanda Fowler mine was removed after the birth of my first child. Then I had bile duct impaction. God awful.
Amanda Fowler never without industrial sized bottle of this stuff. I’d rather be in labour…no joke.
Ann Margaret Mole
Amanda Fowler Don’t try kefir l think it was that or an antibiotic l had around the same time that started my hives.
I stopped ranitidine in the summer and I still get this weird intense chest/throat pain 🙄 the sad part about taking it is if you take it when you don’t have gastric problems, it can cause gastric problems. So that’s fun. It also just didn’t really work for me in terms of hives so I kind of regret ever taking it 😭
It didn’t help me when I went on it about 8 yrs ago but this time it has helped the hives. I just have a feeling that it’s now making me worse on the inside.
Ranitidine is acid reducer. Not enough acid in stomach will cause discomfort. I stopped taking them. My GI tract was so messed up, took over 3 months to recover. Drink lemon water with meal. It helped me.
I think the acid reduction is the problem. I have coeliac disease, had gastric ulcers and gerd as a kid, which did resolve when I was diagnosed and went GF at 19. So, I think my gut is the root of my problems and it’s super sensitive. Good tip about the lemon water. Thank you.
I’ve been taking ranitidine for idk, 6 months or more. Either way, it has helped tremendously and I haven’t noticed any side effects. That said, everyone’s different and you having coeliac disease may alter your stomach acid and gut flora, causing a different reaction. Aside from the acid issue, does it help control your hives? If so, I would reach out to your doc and ask how you can possibly counter the issue. They may recommend taking it at a certain time of day or drinking water first or taking it with food. Hope you feel better soon! 😊
It works this time round. Didn’t notice a difference on cimetidine a few year ago.
Take 1 tsp apple cider vinegar mix w 1 tsp honey, add water and lemon or cinnamon to taste. This works for my heartburn. I’d hate for you to discontinue any regimen that is helping.
I’ve done this a few times and I did wonder if this would help. I always have a huge tub of organic mother acv in the laundry room. Amazing stuff. Thx
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