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Posted by Starfall1969 (Member # 17353) on :
I can't believe this.

I ate lunch, then ate a fresh peach and took my Doxy.

A few minutes later, I had stomach acid--not even a burp--fly up my throat, into my nose and everywhere.

Now my thorat is bright red and has small bleeding spots (from coughing or from the acid?), my nose burns REALLY BAD and won't stop running, and my eye is red and watery.

***? Could eating a peach with the Doxy cause some reaction? I've never had this problem before.

Waiting for all my doctors (LLMD, family and gastro) to come off lunch to see what I should do next.
Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
Q: Could eating a peach with the Doxy cause some reaction?

Yes. The acid in a peach, plum or even an apricot can burn the tender tissue inside our mouths. I was reminded of this last week when I got some peaches, plucots and nectarines. They all burned. And I don't even take any antibiotics.

Even without doxy, lyme + co. can create problems with the mucous membrane and the lining of our mouth, our esophagus, etc. is destroyed.

Be sure, now, to be very careful with garlic, oregano oil, or tinctures. If you take ginger (or garlic or oregano oil), do so only with capsules or gelcaps.

I hope you have some DLG on hand to chew. That will help.

Not at the same time as DGL, but you might also open up a probiotic capsule in your mouth for some relief.
Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
DGL, Slippery Elm, (from the plant, not the fluffy confection) Marshmallow Root. And Gum Mastic.

A gluten-free diet is also very helpful to deal with irritated mucous membrane issues.


DGL is Deglycyrrhizinated licorice

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, also known as de-glycyrrhizinated licorice, or commonly referred to by the acronym DGL, is typically used as an herbal supplement in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers. It is made from licorice from which the glycyrrhizin has been removed.

The usual dosage is 760 mg, chewed, 20 minutes before a meal. Studies of DGL in humans and animals against placebos showed that DGL significantly reduced the size of gastric ulcers and hastened healing, with 44% of the subjects obtaining complete healing, as opposed to 6% of the control group.

DGL has also been found to be an effective treatment for duodenal ulcers. In another study a group of 40 patients who had duodenal ulcers for 4-12 years were treated with 3 grams of DGL a day for 8 weeks, or 4.5 grams a day for 12 weeks, with all subjects showing vast improvement, with the higher dosage being the most significant.

An additional study shows that DGL's therapeutic effect is equal to the effect of cimetidine (Tagamet). . . .

. . . There are no known drug interactions with drugs used to treat ulcers. In Europe, South Africa, and Canada, DGL is marketed in a medicinal preparation called Caved-S. In the U.S., DGL is marketed as a herbal supplement.

DGL has also been reported to help treat aphthous ulcers (canker sores).[1]


Gastrointestinal Support: Proactive Steps to Strengthen GI Health -- By Chris D. Meletis, ND

Article at link.


PubMed Search:

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice - 17 abstracts


From The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Tillotson) Home:

LICORICE ROOT (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

WHAT IT DOES: Licorice root is sweet in taste and cooling in action. It detoxifies poisons from the blood and liver, and reduces general inflammation and pain.

It moistens and heals the lungs and digestive tract.


. . . Almost 50 years ago, a scientist by the name of Revers reported that licorice paste reduced abdominal symptoms and caused radiographic evidence of ulcer healing.

However, about 20% of patients developed edema, headache and other symptoms due to overdose, leading to a loss of enthusiasm (Schambelan, 1994).

This led to the development of DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice), a form of licorice that does not contain the agents responsible for the side effects such as electrolyte changes.

The de-acidified DGL tablet or capsule form used in Europe and America is therefore devoid of any major side effects, and is effective for healing the intestinal membranes. . . .

- Full chapter at link above.


Just is just one of several similar products out there. DGL has saved the life of my stomach and can stop reflux within a minute.


Articles Search results for DGL



DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated licorice extract) 300 mg

Gum Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus resin extract 4:1) 150 mg


A list of various brands of DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice) - many are chewable so they will soothe the esophagus and cool reflux.


Hidden Sources Of GLUTEN


If CANDIDA is causing the pain, in addition to PROBIOTICS, I have found OLE (Olive Leaf Extract) to be fabulous to help heal the gut from fungal issues.

[ 09-15-2010, 03:28 PM: Message edited by: Keebler ]
Posted by Starfall1969 (Member # 17353) on :
Thanks Keebler.

My LLMD got back to me right away. He told me to keep taking the antiacids I had been taking since it happened, till the pain subsides somewhat, and saline drops in my nose.

I'll have to try DGL; maybe I'll suggest it to hubby, who also has reflux.
Posted by Need Lots of Help (Member # 18603) on :
I'll bet you burped or coughed up some of that Doxy, that is mean stuff!!! Once I laid down right after taking the Doxy and I seriously thought my throat was going to burn right up!! Doxy can kill you!! It can burn the esophagus us and literally kill you.

Please be warned, I was warned about this before taking Doxy. However, the doctor who warned me never even mentioned that there are Doxy tablets, which do not have this same horrible side effect.

Hope you feel better soon!
Posted by Starfall1969 (Member # 17353) on :
Thanks. Woke up this AM with what feels like a sinus infection.

Hard to say if it's related to what happened yesterday or if it's just what the rest of my family is down with.

But I definitely feel crappy today.

Thankfully, the burning is gone.

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