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LEENOL48
LEENOL48

Just after some advice has anybody taken betaine for low stomach acid levels do I need to take it with a high protein meal or is it just like taking a supplement

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You just need to take it with water and food. I take mine with my breakfast.

Thanks for your reply and do you take it once a day or with every meal (3 times)

On my bottle it says no more than 3 per day. So I’m trying 2 together first.

I think I had another after dinner yesterday as well.

I was given omeprazole because they think I have too much acid, it stopped helping so I decided to try Betaine again. I’m hypothyroid and they do say we probably have less acid than more. So I decided on the different approach because my indigestion hasn’t improved lately.

I had the camera down just over a year ago, they found I had a hiatus plus polyps in my stomach, also that I don’t have H-Pilori either thank heavens.

Yesterday I was amazed...I actually heard my tum gurgling as it digested my dinner.

Hopefully it will start to improve, fingers crossed.

The thing that scares me is, my mom died of stomach cancer so every little problem sends my imagination into overdrive.

Sorry to hear that must be a worry I was given omeprazole and lansoprazole but they didn’t help I had the Heidelberg test done last week and i have low stomach acid and my sphincter keeps opening and closing instead of staying shut so they suggested taking betaine

Thank you.

At least you know your acid count, you should try Betaine HCL with Pepsin, it does contain the acid you need.

This is the one I have.

amazon.co.uk/Solgar-Betaine...

That’s the one I’ve just brought haven’t taken any yet though maybe try tomorrow

Hi hope you are well so I started the betaine tablets yesterday took one with my breakfast felt pretty bloated though when I got up took one for breakfast and one with my lunch today and I feel absolutely awful so nauseous any suggestions

Thanks

I’m sorry I don’t, apart from perhaps try having a peppermint.

I haven’t been trying Betaine for long myself and I must admit that I felt like that for a while the other day, I thought I was going to throw up. It soon passed though.

I first heard about it on ThyroidUK because of the low stomach acid we hypo’s might have. I needed to see if that was my problem.

I hope you feel better soon.

Btw. Do you take probiotics? they have helped my system I have found.

Thanks for your reply I do have probiotics but haven’t taken them lately still trying to battle this bloating and nausea I was hoping the betaine would help but is having the opposite effect so far

Have you done a search for Bloating on the forum?

I just had a look and there are lots of posts about it.

No I will try now

Hi, how did you get on?

Yeah great thanks looks like I’m not the only one who suffers every day 👍

I find it’s always a relief when you find you aren’t the only one with a problem.

Me too however bad my symptoms are there’s always someone worse off than me

I can’t decide what your avatar is of, is it a pile of stones?

I think so I didn’t choose it it just appeared

You can change it in your profile you know.

I will have a look not very good with technology lol

I battle with an upset, painful, non digesting and nauseous stomach too. I found aloe juice very helpful with the nausea, but sadly not with the stomach pain. Some ppl say that it cured their stomach in a week, so maybe it’s worth trying.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

I’ve been on it a few days now not doing anything yet

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

I have found that it depends on the brand. I am taking George’s aloe vera, which helped with the nausea since the first teaspoon, but maybe I will try Adapt aloe crystals later.

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

This problem is absolutely awful. I have betaine in my drawer, but I am afraid to take it, because everything that I put in my stomach hurts and I haven’t done pH test. How long does your bloating after taking betaine last? Do you feel pain all the time or only after meals? The betaine you use contains lactose, maybe if you are lactose intolerant it’s why it bothers you.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

Hi sorry to hear about your problems unfortunately my bloating is 24 7 so can’t really tell if the betaine is working have you tried the baking soda test for acid

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

Did you have bloating before taking betaine? I didn’t do the test, because I take Nexium, so my stomach acid would be low anyway.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

Ok yes I have had bloating since I gave up smoking 8 months ago

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

Maybe if you tried enteric coated peppermint oil capsules?

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

Ok i will have a look for them thanks

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

I just read on this forum that other ppl who quit smoking started having bloating.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

Yes it’s strange if I knew I’d feel like this I probably wouldn’t have quit lol

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

Lol. Stay on lactose and gluten free diet and low FODMAP diet.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

I’m trying but it’s very restrictive

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

I know, I am trying too. After 4 months on this diet I felt better, so I ate some pizza and it has been a week of suffering since then.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

Oh dear I find alcohol the thing I miss the most

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

I never drank alcohol, so it’s chocolate that I miss the most, lol.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

Bummer this ibs thing isn’t it

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

Yes, it is. A real plague. Plus I have gastritis and esophagitis.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

Poor you are you in the U.K.

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

No, I live in Greece.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

I’m guessing it’s harder to get medication than it is in the U.K.

MariaSt
MariaSt in reply to LEENOL48

It’s easier. Medications are easy to get, but some supplements aren’t. I can’t find chewable DGL tablets for example.

LEENOL48
LEENOL48 in reply to MariaSt

Your English is very good

Thank you. I wish my stomach was as good as my English.

Me too

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