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Is there anything I can use from the canteen at work to get rid of this horrendous heartburn?

(22 Posts)
HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:03:43

Irritatingly enough I have tons of Rennies at home, but I've forgotten them today. I'm at work, can't leave. We don't have any shops in our building, so I'm going to have to rely on things I can find in the staff canteen. How on earth can I tackle this heartburn? Please don't say milk, I may well barf!

HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:04:25

Oh and a banana hasn't help, neither has bread.

Cheese? Is that any good?

How about 10 hour old pizza, there's plenty of that in there

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 09-Nov-09 19:05:19

Black pepper's supposed to be good for reducing acid - worth a try? Cheese might be a bit acid. Is there anything green you can eat?

HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:12:09

Green? in our canteen? Do packets of Walkers salt and vinegar crisps count <winces at the thought of salt and vinegar crisps>

They do have some pre packaged salads... would that help?

HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:12:41

I think the only black pepper they have is in those little packets. Do I just chuck one back?

MerryWifeOfWindsor Mon 09-Nov-09 19:13:39

Nothing fatty... maybe milkshake? If you don't like milk

pointydogg Mon 09-Nov-09 19:15:03


Thingiebob Mon 09-Nov-09 19:23:48

Or Apple

HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:23:55

They can't do milkshakes up there... they can't do much beyond spoon out slop! I could try a yoghurt though... any top tips? Fruity? Plain (if they have it, that's a bit too exotic for the canteen!) reduced fat?

HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:25:00

Are apples not too acidic thingiebob? The ones they have in there are so floury and old they probably won't have much fruit acid in them at all!

Are you getting the hint that our canteen is rubbish?

Restrainedrabbit Mon 09-Nov-09 19:25:11

Peppermint tea/?

Ohwhatacrapmasfear Mon 09-Nov-09 19:25:38

If i'm out of antacids I drink a glass of cold water. It isn't perfect but it seems to take the edge off a bit.

suiledonne Mon 09-Nov-09 19:26:13

Any vending machines about? How about a nice bar of milk chocolate or a packet of mints?

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 09-Nov-09 19:30:02

How about mixing in the black pepper with some cottage cheese on a salad, if such a combination is possible?

If all else fails, do you have any good friends who could nip a packet of Rennies over to you?

HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:31:45

OOOH now chocolates I could do... I'm sure they have extra strong mints in there too. Would that really help? <hopeful>

Water hasn't helped, just drank a big bottle of it. I'm sure I've got the heartburn because I've been at my desk all day. It's never this bad when I'm on a day off!

HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:34:14

Oh I see PerArdua... not sure they have cottage cheese, but I'll see if they've got something similar.

Sadly, I'm too far away from anyone to come out and give me some Rennies... ouch ouch ouch! I won't be forgetting them tomorrow!

tri1010 Mon 09-Nov-09 19:40:26

I used to find hot chocolate helped if they do proper ones as i'm not highlights would have the same effect.

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 09-Nov-09 19:50:58

Mints could be good - good luck!

HeadFairy Mon 09-Nov-09 19:53:12

Ok mints I'll definitely try... I'm working on a story about the Cadbury takeover so it feels kind of right to try the chocolate option too!

SasD Mon 09-Nov-09 20:00:31

Oh god - heartburn is awful!!!!

Definitely try mints they help a bit with me. I may be wierd but bananas are one of the worst things I can eat when it comes to heartburn as I am in agony ten mins later. Not sure why?

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 09-Nov-09 20:16:51

Lots of sugar in bananas and sugar=acidity

Thingiebob Mon 09-Nov-09 21:28:17

Bananas always help me.

Apples was a suggestion given to me by someone else.

Polo mints also work as a Rennie substitute as well as drinking plenty of water as it dilutes the acid.

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