Milk

bighead
By bighead Latest Reply 2009-09-10 22:48:53 -0500
Started 2009-08-27 21:46:50 -0500

Hi Everyone…
I have a very big problem…I have to take so many meds they have gave me ulcers, so the only relief is milk which seems to help but I know it's not good for my sugar. I take the nexium every day and it helps some also mylanta, I don't know the difference when they start to hurt because it feels like a heart atack, so if the milk helps then I don't need nitro. I'm not gaining any weight now but I will if I have to keep drinking milk.but right now its the only thing I can do to help which seems like it is always in the middle of the night..any ideas? that might help. my sugar is good, I try to watch it closely…Thanks for any input…Barbara


16 replies

Grammy Alice
Grammy Alice 2009-09-02 11:35:46 -0500 Report

Might try reading "Moove over milk" one can repair DM and live with the meds or choose to change their life style and get rid of DM and slowly most of the meds.

bighead
bighead 2009-09-10 20:07:06 -0500 Report

Hi Grammy Alice…I'm sorry sweetie but I have had 2 heart atacks and only half of my heart is working so I am blessed to only take 18 pills a day and 2 insulant shots, I was taking 26 a day. I wish I could move over the pills but between the pills and shots for my dibeties that keeps me here. God brought me back to life 3 times, so if the milk will help me I guess thats what I have to do, I also take the little purple pill to help. I am alergic to codene so no drugs are in my body, I'm living by Gods grace and mercy…thanks for your advice…Barbara

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-09-10 22:48:53 -0500 Report

It helps when more facts are known—-my, we are all so thankful that you are still here too!! Yeah for US!! Hugs, Pat R

bighead
bighead 2009-08-30 11:20:28 -0500 Report

Hi Everyone…Thank you so much for your input, I needed to hear some things that can help and I really appreciate all the advice, I am alergic to any pain meds so that is out. but the butter milk sounds good and anacids sounds good, If I take any thing with codene in it it will kill me. I can only take tylanol, Thank all of you so much, many hugs and God Bless!!!Barbara

papierce
papierce 2009-08-29 11:57:14 -0500 Report

I had five ulcers when I was 28, many moons ago. Milk and white bread aren't good for them because it takes twice as much stomach acid to digest. I would stick with Mylanta or Gaviscon - both work well for me.

Patricia

PAT L
PAT L 2009-08-29 11:54:26 -0500 Report

I HAVE FOUND THAT SLIM-FAST OR KROGERS SLIM-RITE WILL COAT THE GUT AN STOP THE HURT AN UPSET TUMMIE. THE ULTMITE IS ONLY 15 GR OF SUGAR WHICH IS THE SAME AS MILK BUT THEY COAT THE TUMMIE AN THE SICK FEELING IS GONE. KROGERS TASTES BETTER. AN THEY HAVE A LOT OF VITAMENS INCLUDED AN ITS CHEAPER…

Harlen
Harlen 2009-08-28 11:36:02 -0500 Report

As long as it works for you and your BS is good and your not gaining lbs
looks good to me
have a graet day

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-08-28 10:13:22 -0500 Report

My son loves milk. And we find that at 12g per cup, the carbs really aren't too bad for him. We do buy the low-fat or non-fat milk to avoid the saturated fats.

But I would say that if your blood sugars are staying in control, milk can be just fine for you.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-28 09:35:58 -0500 Report

It is tricky, Barbara, to know what to drink to ease the tummy—I too, have been in the hospital because of heart burn(it sounds so simple—-)thought it was my heart——had the nitro thing, I don't know why I was so reluctant to take the nitro—-looking back I should have just used it to get through that part of my life. Mine has finally settled down—so hope that yours does too. Just practice different methods and see what works for YOU! Pat Roth

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-08-28 06:07:10 -0500 Report

Have you tried soy milk? It tastes pretty good and should help coat your stomach. I am not sure of its affect on bs. Have you been checked out for acid reflux? I was in the hospital twice becasue I thought I was having a hearat attack and it turned out to be severe acid reflux. Keep us informed of your progress.
Hugs, Betsie

salmanda
salmanda 2009-08-28 05:41:13 -0500 Report

Did your doctor put you on antibiotics? Medical research has ;earned that many ulcers are bacteria based, and they can be helped with antibiotics. I am not sure if this applies to ulcers that are causes by meds, but might be worth checking into. Good luck.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-27 22:10:46 -0500 Report

I have a touchy tummy, have had ulcers, usually I just feel nauseous and don't want to eat—butter milk helps to ease my tummy, plain milk makes me nauseous, for whatever reason, but sometimes it does help. I take Prilosec OTC 2, once a day for GERD, and it also helps my digestive system—-Mylanta when needed it seems like I crave salt, where sugar makes me nauseous, so guess that is why I prefer buttermilk to sweet milk—I have always had that problem for some reason, hot cocoa before school, only made me ill. Not sure why, I was not a diabetic at that time.

If a pill says to take it with food, I do, especially Lortabs or other pain meds—-It is in the natural scheme of things for our acid to dump about 3am, so a lot of ulcer pt react at that time of night, if it is an overload of acid.

I also eat small meals for supper to help not to stir up my system too much before bed time—I put the head of my bed on bricks, BUT the main thing that helps is just to avoid the foods that upset me, or take evening pills, earlier, with not taking antacid until 2 hours after a med in order for it to be more benficial, and not blocked.

The smaller, evening meals seem to have helped me the most. Good Luck!! Pat Roth

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-28 09:31:49 -0500 Report

I have wondered, my mom was—-but sometimes I am OK in drinking milk—not sure—maybe it is the amount of acid I am dealing with, acid curdles milk??? Well, it was a thought. PR

Bekki Diabetic
Bekki Diabetic 2009-08-28 10:41:27 -0500 Report

You might also ask your doctor to give you a prescription for a stronger antacid for your GERD. I take two pills for GERD just so I can take my glucophage.