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PSA: Use TEAspoons of Baking Soda as Antacid. TABLEspoons Result in Laxative Effect

Stomach has been acidy the last few days, figured I’d take some baking soda mixed with water this morning. Dumped about 3+ tablespoons in and drank it. Within 5 minutes I felt REALLY weird; nauseous, dizzy and my gut felt like it was about to explode. I just had a VERY unpleasant 10 minutes as my body flushed the mixture from my system. I kind of wish I had just induced vomiting…

Hahahaha, just the title made me laugh so hard :slight_smile:

OMG! It is a miracle you didn’t induce a stroke. Can’t even imagine how much sodium was in 3+ tbsp. Might want to drink PLENTY of water. Next time just try a piece if raw potato. Sorry, :joy: :joy: :joy:

holy shit…I just did the math…1/8 of a teaspoon has 6% of your daily sodium…one teaspoon has 48%…each tablespoon is 3 teaspoons, that’s 144% per tablespoon, and I had almost 4. and I CHUGGED that thing in under 20 seconds.

No wonder I felt dizzy, my kidneys were probably jumping out of my back

Uh… yeah. Hope you are feeling better. :grinning: