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  • Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    I have a churning stomach and keep burping up sulphur.  Mr G swears by flat coke.  Do I need to haul my sorry frame out to the shops for coke, or is there a better way?

     

    I don't drink fizzy drinks in general (a legacy of my dentist mother, who wouldn't allow such tooth-rotting evil into the house), so I have nothing else I could substitute like 7-up, ginger beer etc.

    Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.     (Pratchett)

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    The GP at our surgery recommends it for children with the trots.

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    Thanks francesca. 

     

     

    Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.     (Pratchett)

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    • Meep
    • Joined on 10 Jan 2005
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    My GP recommended it to me when I had food poisoning.  Apart from helping it put me off the stuff for life, if I drink it now it automatically reminds me of the feelinf of food poisoning Ick!

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    I use it for cleaning particularly fouled bits of firearm.

    I'll only ever drink it when inebriated.

    Know people who swear by it though.

     

     

    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.....

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    • Cath
    • Joined on 9 Feb 2004
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    works a treat for me - and doesn't even need to be all that flat.

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    It was the only thing I could keep down for 4 days last year when I had food poisoning.

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    Thanks guys.  I don't think it's food poisoning, I hope not anyway, as I've been doing all the cooking ROTFL.  I don't have any agonising cramps etc, I feel OK apart from my pit-of-hell breath and the squits.  My nice in-laws are visiting, and they've all gone out today for a day out and a meal without me (boo hoo). 

    Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.     (Pratchett)

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    It was always flat lemonade when I was growing up. I'd never heard of flat coke as a remedy before.

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    • Smint
    • Joined on 4 Mar 2007
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    It was recommended by my friend's doctor when she had food poisoning - I had to take her fresh supplies

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    Good substitute for Diaoralyte - loads of sugar and a fair bit of salt, I think. Certainly something I use when recovering from D&V

     

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    Cheers everyone, I'm off out for coke then.

     

     

    Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.     (Pratchett)

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    When my OH had the Turkey Trots on holiday a few years ago a local gave him full fat coke and a fresh banana and it really worked wonders

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    • Zebra
    • Joined on 18 Nov 2003
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    Full fat flat coke or ginger beer or lemonade always works for me when I'm poorly.

    I hardly ever drink fizz normally but it was also one of the few things that stopped me gagging when in first trimester.

    Get well soon Ginni Hug

  • Re: Flat coke for a dicky tummy? Fact or fiction?

    I think Dioralyte would be better - only thing that cured my H of the dreaded Norad virus last December but my Mum used to give me 1/2 & 1/2 coke & water when I was little to rehydrate.

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