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 Head Lice!!! Please Help?
N#1 How do you get rid of head lice? I've done around 3 treatments on 2 heads now almost 130$ later. 1 a week on each- & removed as many nits a possibleI used R &C - NO luck- now I am ...

 Can smoking small amounts of marijuana truly worsen depression.?
If a person smokes a small amount (4-5 drags) of marijuana everyday are they truly taking a chance of worsening depression? I am depressed, but do no take prescirption drugs yet. I go to therapy ...

 My 9 year old son has extremely smelly feet !?
He can wash ,change his socks,shoe types but they still pong.
Does anyone know of any solutions .He is otherwise an very healthy and active boy....

 How long does alcohol stay in the blood?
How long does it to leave the body.

For example a heavy drinking session: 10 pints of stella and three double vodkas....

 How can I stop myself from waking up at 3am every night?
Whats up with 3am? Why do I wake up at this time every night and then go back to sleep at 5am? Its absolutely crazy. I go and make myself some tea....have something to eat...come on here and then ...

 My GF has left and now unable to sleep! So how can i get some sleep? No sleep for weeks?

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After nursing her back to good heath after major surgery her old friends and X boy friend came back and I got kicked to the curb!...

 Is it possible to be addicted to coca cola?
recently i've been feeling really low and i don't sleep at nights. every time i get thirsty i turn to coca cola. i have it with food and in between as well. i have stopped drinking water ...

 Whats the best way to tell my parents I smoke cigarettes?
i started i college and im home for the summer. There is no way Im going this whole summer without being able to smoke when I want, someone might be dead lol. I know every one is going to say I need ...

 Is working the night shift bad for your health?
hello, i've been working the nightshift 10pm to 6am for about eight years and although at times i feel a bit physically drained due to lack of sleep does working nights have any other effects ...

 What side of the bed do you sleep on??

 Quitting smoking tomorrow. any advice or encouragement?

 Why cant i never sleep?
i hate night time coz i know i will never sleep im tired and want to sleep as i work but why cant i im always on pc trying to get tired but wen i get back to bed im wide awake what can i try eat ...

 SMOKING - How to stop? Any good suggestions that may have helped you, please!?
I started smoking again 8 months ago, i had been stopped 5 years!

Silly i know...

A friend of mine stopped with hypnotism!...but, another friend, hypnotism did not work for her!<...

 I suffer from migraines. Can anyone help?

 Quick and effective remedy for constipation?

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I tried coffee, and lots of it. Now I'll be not only constipated, but awake all night....

 Will you sleep in someone's arms tonite?

 So tired lately?
i just always want to sleep
randomly during the day ill be energetic but this lasts like 5 mins..
i cant figure out whats wrong
im getting the same amount of sleep as always.. eating ...

 Do you smoke cigarettes ? if so what brand do you smoke, and how many cigs do you smoke in a day ?
which of the below groups then, would you say you fit in with ?

GROUP A - the casual smoker who has the 'odd' cig or 2 in a day but has, to some extent, control over their ...

 How to go to sleep fast?
I always try to go to bed I can never go to sleep till 3:30...

 How many hours sleep do u usually get?

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dont make me report u again kirk!...

Why do i have heartburn every day no matter what i eat or drink?

snooky me!
wow man ..... you may be pregnant !!!!!

shella v
it may not be heartburn it maybe aicedreflucks.
you may need to have that checked out

Could be stress, but go to the doc's to make sure.



Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to your neck or throat.

Alternative Names:
Pyrosis; Non-cardiac chest pain
Common Causes:

Almost everyone has occasional heartburn. If you have frequent, ongoing heartburn, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Normally, when food or liquid enters your stomach, a band of muscle at the end of your esophagus (called the lower esophageal sphincter or LES) closes off the esophagus. If this muscle fails to close tightly enough, stomach contents can back up (reflux) into the esophagus. This partially digested material is usually acidic and can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

Heartburn is more likely to occur if you have a hiatal hernia, which is when the top part of the stomach protrudes upward into the chest cavity. This weakens the LES and makes it easier for acid to reflux from the stomach into the esophagus.

Heartburn can be brought on or worsened by pregnancy and by many different medications.

Such drugs include:

Calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure
Progestin for abnormal menstrual bleeding or birth control
Anticholinergics (e.g., for sea sickness)
Certain bronchodilators for asthma
Tricyclic antidepressants
Dopamine for Parkinson's disease
Sedatives for insomnia or anxiety
Beta blockers for high blood pressure or heart disease
If you suspect that one of your medications may be causing heartburn, talk to your doctor. NEVER change or stop medication you take regularly without talking to your doctor.

Acid reflux can be dangerous so see a doctor. In the meantime, try not eating huge amounts at one sitting and never wear anything tight around your waist.

Try Zantac dispersible, you only need one a day, then after a while it may go away, but I would suggest the doctors as it is normal to get it daily. Hope you feel better soon.

It may be more than just heartburn....go to your doctor...he may put you on a prescription medication for GERD.....have it checked out please......

Milk works for me. You can have 3 to 4 onzs of it when the heartbrun happens, it will help. Also, try eatign baby carrots. I hope this helps. Also, go to your doc sine it can be acid reflix or even some sort of heart problem.

possible ulcer. might want to get it checked out. good luck.

In the Bag
Ulcer, or try avoiding bread for a few days then see what happen then

You could have a reflux problem; a hiatus hernia or an ulcer. Docs needed i'm afraid!

Lay off the vinegar, drugs, weed, cigarettes, alcohol.....?
Are you a bit porky? If so, then lose some weight.
If in doubt - see GP.

Z Rose
its sumthing to do with what you eat which is causing your stomach acid to travel upwards. take some Gaviscon!!!

joe perkinstein
Ok i had this problem and i had an endoscopy where they insert a camera into the stomach..I was found to have a thing called Helicobacter Pylori,which wad treated with high doses of anto biotics for a week...I also was diagnosed with a condition called Reflux Oesophagitus.
It is due to a build up of to much acid in the gut which rises up into the food pipe..Now i have courses of acid reducing tablets which help a lot..Its best to go to ure g.p and get this checked out properly but its my guess that u may have the Reflux condition..

Doctors. Get it sorted.

Sad Mom
The others are right it could be GERD or a hiatal hernia. Either way its too much acid coming back up into your esophagus. This can lead to even further complications such as Barrett's Esophagus if it is let go too long. This is when the stomach lining itself has literally grew up into the esophagus. Barretts can spread out like fingers and can turn to cancer. Its like the last stage of acid reflux. Click here read more about it.


You should get this checked out without delay, I had the same problem I was sent to the hospital and after having a camera put down it was found that I had a valve which was not working, so therefore, acid was coming through even as high as my throat, I am now on tablets for the rest of my life, and having had a lifetime of misery I do not get this awful burning sensation anymore.

I think you have acid reflux disease. A prescription like nexium would neutralize the HCL acid in your stomach; while giving your esophogus time to heal the tiny ulcers caused by your heartburn

you should go to your gp you may have something wrong .
could be hiatus hernia or ulcer or nothing to worry about but u need it checked out .
its too much acid in your stomach is the cause ,gets worse usually if u lay down ,try propping the top of the bed up on 2 bricks

it can be a that ur suffering from eating spicy foods,smoking,drinking,or keeping the stomah empty for long time.you have to seek a physcian if ur more than 45years remmember lmost of the cardiac patients will have this complain not a chest pain.you might need to do an endoscopy to rule out any erosion or ulcer

could be a ulcer see Dr

Ask your GP to do the Helicobactor Pylori test, you prob are suffering from an ulcer, if this test is positive you can be given a course of antibiotics which will get rid of the ulcer completely

You may have Acid Reflux.

You,my friend, have a Hiatus Hernia !Quite common and treatable see your doctor and get some Gaviscon ! Hpoe this helps.

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