Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 38

Thread: no alcohol flushing after taking gaviscon before drinking

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    99
    Country: England

    Default no alcohol flushing after taking gaviscon before drinking

    hi all ,

    im a big flusher usually with alcohol ( red and inflamed cheeks and nose ) but recently ive discovered that taking a slug of giviscon liquid before i head out to the pub stops me from flushing completely - no red nose , not even the tingle i usually get before it happens ...

    ive tried this 4 times over the past month and its worked every time !

    does this match anyone elses experience ?

    also , does this point to a problem in my digestive system that anyone can pinpoint ?

    im leaning towards the fact that ive got a systemic candida infection at the moment , ( ive got a bad sinus infection as i type this but dont want to go down the antibiotics route )


    thanks

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    182
    Country: France

    Default

    hi,

    interesting discovery. Gaviscon is an antacid, do you feel the symptoms of acid reflux otherwise ? Have you been tested for H. pylori (it may cause stomach acidity) ?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    421

    Default

    Awesome! But we need more data Letís all try this! Will baking soda mixed in water before drinking alcohol do the same thing maybe?

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    99
    Country: England

    Default

    hi

    sorry for not replying sooner , been busy

    as i type im in the middle of this experience again , had a slug of gaviscon 3 hours ago and then started drinking 30 - 40 min later at the pub...

    and im completely red free !!!

    no flush , tiny bit of tingle on the left side of my nose that went after 10 minutes but nothing since then - amazing for me

    i feel so much more confident and happy now talking to people knowing i look normal its insane - hope this lasts ...

    im almost certain that most of my redness / flushing is a systemic problem with my guts , i dont have typical symptoms of acid reflux or anything else but im sure there is something in there that isnt working correctly or is infected and needs treatment

    should also add im on amoxicillin at the moment for a sinus infection - day 5 of 7 - and have started doing a herbal candida cleanse at the same time but the gaviscon trick worked before these treatments were started and my general redness is just the same but the rash that has been on my neck and ears for ages has almost dissapeared ...

    in summary - for me gaviscon works to stop me flushing with alcohol , antibiotics and anti - candida supplements seem to have reduced the rash on my neck but not general redness .

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    199
    Country: UK

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by boris View Post
    hi all ,

    im a big flusher usually with alcohol ( red and inflamed cheeks and nose ) but recently ive discovered that taking a slug of giviscon liquid before i head out to the pub stops me from flushing completely - no red nose , not even the tingle i usually get before it happens ...

    ive tried this 4 times over the past month and its worked every time !

    does this match anyone elses experience ?

    also , does this point to a problem in my digestive system that anyone can pinpoint ?

    im leaning towards the fact that ive got a systemic candida infection at the moment , ( ive got a bad sinus infection as i type this but dont want to go down the antibiotics route )


    thanks
    There is a huge amount of anecdotal evidence confirming your discovery. Many Asian community forums confirm that famotidine (a different antacid) completely stops the alcohol flush. It is also what I personally use and can confirm it works.

    That being said, who knows what damage we are doing to ourselves? Always consult a doctor before taking medication.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Tom Busby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,487

    Default

    Here's an article that discusses the hypothesis of a connection between rosacea and Asian Alcohol Flushing:
    1-ROBLEDO-HypothesisOfDemodicidosisRosaceaFlushingEtiopathogenesis.pdf

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by boris View Post
    hi all ,

    im a big flusher usually with alcohol ( red and inflamed cheeks and nose ) but recently ive discovered that taking a slug of giviscon liquid before i head out to the pub stops me from flushing completely - no red nose , not even the tingle i usually get before it happens ...

    ive tried this 4 times over the past month and its worked every time !

    does this match anyone elses experience ?

    also , does this point to a problem in my digestive system that anyone can pinpoint ?

    im leaning towards the fact that ive got a systemic candida infection at the moment , ( ive got a bad sinus infection as i type this but dont want to go down the antibiotics route )


    thanks
    Me same i take zantac wish id none 40 yrs ago

    Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    21
    Country: UK

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by boris View Post
    hi

    sorry for not replying sooner , been busy

    as i type im in the middle of this experience again , had a slug of gaviscon 3 hours ago and then started drinking 30 - 40 min later at the pub...

    and im completely red free !!!

    no flush , tiny bit of tingle on the left side of my nose that went after 10 minutes but nothing since then - amazing for me

    i feel so much more confident and happy now talking to people knowing i look normal its insane - hope this lasts ...

    im almost certain that most of my redness / flushing is a systemic problem with my guts , i dont have typical symptoms of acid reflux or anything else but im sure there is something in there that isnt working correctly or is infected and needs treatment

    should also add im on amoxicillin at the moment for a sinus infection - day 5 of 7 - and have started doing a herbal candida cleanse at the same time but the gaviscon trick worked before these treatments were started and my general redness is just the same but the rash that has been on my neck and ears for ages has almost dissapeared ...

    in summary - for me gaviscon works to stop me flushing with alcohol , antibiotics and anti - candida supplements seem to have reduced the rash on my neck but not general redness .
    Hi,

    I've only recently joined this forum and I'm definitely going to try the gaviscon and fingers crossed it works for me as well.

    I have just been diagnosed with mild rosacea and unfortunately alcohol makes me red faced sometimes my nose and often my cheeks. I love socialising but lately I have been saying no to a lot of nights out because I feel so unconfident and fed up with my skin so it's been really depressing!

    My dermatologist has just prescribed me tablets to stop the flushing which I haven't tried yet because I don't get them until tomorrow...have you ever been put on any anti - flush tablets?

    Sarah
    Last edited by Sarbear; 1st March 2018 at 01:44 PM.

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    21
    Country: UK

    Default This news makes me happy

    Hi,

    I've only recently joined this forum and I'm definitely going to try the gaviscon and fingers crossed it works for me as well.

    I have just been diagnosed with mild rosacea and unfortunately alcohol makes me red faced sometimes my nose and often my cheeks. I love socialising but lately I have been saying no to a lot of nights out because I feel so unconfident and fed up with my skin so it's been really depressing!

    My dermatologist has just prescribed me tablets to stop the flushing which I haven't tried yet because I don't get them until tomorrow...have you ever been put on any anti - flush tablets?

    Sarah

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    99
    Country: England

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarbear View Post
    Hi,

    I've only recently joined this forum and I'm definitely going to try the gaviscon and fingers crossed it works for me as well.

    I have just been diagnosed with mild rosacea and unfortunately alcohol makes me red faced sometimes my nose and often my cheeks. I love socialising but lately I have been saying no to a lot of nights out because I feel so unconfident and fed up with my skin so it's been really depressing!

    My dermatologist has just prescribed me tablets to stop the flushing which I haven't tried yet because I don't get them until tomorrow...have you ever been put on any anti - flush tablets?

    Sarah
    not yet , had a derm appointment this week but couldnt get there due to snow ! having to rearrange it now ...

    anti flushing meds is something im going to push for when i do finally see someone

Similar Threads

  1. How does drinking alcohol affect your condition?
    By briancl in forum Similar and co-existing conditions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 4th September 2013, 01:28 AM
  2. Zantac (antacid) & NoGlo for Facial Flushing when Drinking Alcohol
    By Captain in forum Topical and oral products (non-prescription)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th July 2013, 03:29 AM
  3. Is there any way to stop/reduce flushing when drinking alcohol?
    By pinkpunk in forum Diet, lifestyle and relationships
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 1st November 2010, 04:29 PM
  4. anthing that can help rdcue redness from drinking alcohol?
    By mills in forum Topical and oral products (non-prescription)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th July 2007, 09:09 PM
  5. anything that helps redness from drinking alcohol?
    By mills in forum General rosacea questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th July 2007, 09:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •