Jewels Vern wrote:
Acid reducers can be deadly too. Why have you not whined about that advice? When you neutralize acid you get CO2 bubbles. They force the valve open and push acid bubbles into the esophagus. That causes burns which increase the discomfort instead of reducing it. Oh, and B vitamins are never deadly. You didn't know any of that, did you?
I did not "whine" at all. What I did was clarify that going by a stray person's advice on an internet forum for medical reasons is dumb. As far as individuals suggesting acid reducers, I did not say anything as those that gave such advice also advised to seek medical advice from their doctor (which I also stated can help but you should seek medical guidance). You never stated to seek medical advice that is the issue - just go test it out by taking some vitamins.
Neither too much vitamin B nor acid reducer are likely to be deadly, but either one if taken too much can cause issues - too much vitamins is actually toxic to the body.
But aside from the above argument - I take advice from an experienced doctor and a experienced and licensed nutritionist - not some bozo on the internet.
If the doctor and/or nutritionist suggested that this B vitamin would be beneficial to my daughter then I would listen to their reasoning and follow what would be best.
As I have become more familiar with the situation I have learned through experienced knowledgeable individuals that each situation is different for each individual - some people need little change (maybe simply using acid reducer or not drinking coffee in the morning, etc.) to have a positive change in their acid - others need a more rigorous diet (like my daughter).
And almost anything when taken at too high a level can be deadly - even harmless water - but you did not know that did you?
Sorry but being a common sense and reasonable person I tend to go with those that have studied and practice for years rather than some stray bozo on the internet like yourself.
I would never advice an individual on this forum to take a supplemental or anything even if it were to be "harmless" as you suggest, when they are suffering from a health issue without first suggesting they see a doctor. Yes, I would provide them facts from my personal experience, but I would always suggest going to a doctor as this is someone's health and well being; none of us here are in a position to give good sound advice in place of a medical doctor that is licensed, educated and experienced in the field.
And if you feel otherwise then your advice (no matter how well meaning) could be deadly at worst, or cause more discomfort at best.