Fosamax and acid reflux

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I have had acid reflux for quite sometime. I burn so bad sometimes i cant stand it myself so I grab a tums which helps immediately...but my question is when i eat something that has salt in it burns me it seems on the top of my stomach. One nite i was woke up out of my sleep with this liquid running out of my nose and this burning in my throat i was chocking.
I started taking Fosamax two weeks ago after beind diagnosed with osteoporosis and was told that I have to take it when I am up for the day. Do not eat or take medications or lay down for 30 minutes after taking the medication. It was explained to me that the reason for this is that Fosamax will cause acid reflux or something like that if I do not follow directions to the letter. My question is...can I exercise after taking the fosamax.
Fosamax can cause dead jaw, severe bone/joint pain, broken bones, arthritus, teeth problems, retial problems/bleeding including blindness and of coarse acid reflux. The worst part is, and this the doctors don't tell patients, is that the side effects can cause permenant damage (nobody seems to know or say about how long syptoms pesist or if they ever go away after stopping the drug). It's also horrible that after stopping the drug, it remains on the bones for around 10 years.
I have been taking Fosamax 12 years. No issues. Mar 1 2009. I had a major acid reflux. Which I never ever had before. I've been on 2 Nexium per day (50 days) and Carafate (5 days) . Just got an endoscopy which came back clean. I never really had a high acid diet and I switched to totally alkaline. I'm doing better. But still reflux (sore throat and hard to speak or swallow) daily. Also usually sore in my chest, sternum. My doctor believes the Fosamax may be the culprit.
625mg because of all the negative reports on HRT meds). What other options are available with these issues? The acid reflux and the osteoporsis medications are conflicting and there seem to be no positive long term results on any of the osteoporosis drug treatments.
I was just diagnosed with acid reflux and was told to take my Prilosec on an empty stomach at 7am...however,I take my Synthroid and Cytomel at that time.Can you take them together?I asked the doctor but he didn't seem certain enough to make me feel comfortable with taking them together.To me it just doesn't seem right to take thyroid meds and acid reducers at the same time.Can anyone help please!
Potassium supplements Iron supplements Vitamin C supplements Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) Antibiotics such as tetracycline Bisphosphonates, such as alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva) and risedronate (Actonel) Quinidine If you have GERD, ask your doctor if medications you take may affect your symptoms. Some medications CAN be harmful! Example: Aleve.
This backwash of acid causes irritation and inflammation of the lining of your esophagus. Normally, when you swallow, your lower esophageal sphincter — a circular band of muscle around the bottom part of your esophagus — relaxes to allow food and liquid to flow down into your stomach. Then it closes again. If you have GERD, this band of muscle doesn't work properly.
I have GERD and Acid Reflux so I cannot take Fosamax or Boniva. Dr. put me on Evista - which I can't take either now. Going to try Vitamin K2 and D3 along with my Calcium. Exercise is the most important... so I'm told. But I couldn't exercise while I was sick from the side effects of the drugs!
This backwash of acid causes irritation and inflammation of the lining of your esophagus. Normally, when you swallow, your lower esophageal sphincter — a circular band of muscle around the bottom part of your esophagus — relaxes to allow food and liquid to flow down into your stomach. Then it closes again. If you have GERD, this band of muscle doesn't work properly.
The surgeon has scheduled an upper GI for me. Will this test show if I actually do have acid reflux and this is actually what is causing the phlegm? It seems to me that the phlegm is worse if my blood sugar is high. I was wandering if my diabetes could be causing this problem. I do also have phlegm when my blood sugars are normal but every now and then I will get a high reading. I actually think I started getting this problem about 8 years ago when I started taking Fosamax.
I know that water brash is typically associated with acid reflux, but I'm wondering if there might be something more going on here. What meds is she on? Is there any history of diabetes or sugar problems? Is she currently following a suggested diet for gastroparesis? And cutting way, way, way back on fats?
I'm at my wits end and getting scared longer this is going on and rapid weight loss and hair loss,prob due to stress of pain and lack of proper diet,I try for 1,000 or 1,200 calories a day but its hard and have to force myself to eat,I try to keep my potassium up by drinking orange juice.I to take multi vitamin.
My doctor has done a procedure where he went down my throat and into my stomach. He said everything looked fine. Had a little reflux, but not bad. Then, I wore a monitoring device which stayed on for 24 hours. It was to record any belching, coughing, and heartburn. It had an attached tube, which went down my throat. The test showed nothing.
I am on my bandwagon - Horrid arrhythmia and epigastric pressure for 2+ years diagnosed as non-acid reflux GERD - no heart disease and endoscopy showed no problems - I searched for causes of reflux pain and discovered that ambien use produces the exact symptoms.... after 2 days after stopping ambien the reflux and arrhythmia were gone... not even the doctors would have guessed. review your medications - it may not be what you think.
I'm at my wits end! I'm suffering from horrible esophageal pain 24 hours a day. It all started when I took Fosomax. An endoscopy showed that I had some "distal sluffing" but no serious erosion. After 5 months on ppi inhibitors and carafate (which made my osteoporosis get worse), a second endoscopy showed that my esophagus had healed. But I'm still in terrible pain. I had two 24 hour acid ph tests that were "normal".
It just looked painful and not something that I'll try. He suggested Fosamax and asked about some other drugs to try in addition to the muscle relaxant. Because I take pain medications (Vicodin and Phenergan to keep the Vicodin down) I refuse to add any type of muscle relaxant to the regimen. Hopefully therapy and that machine at the chiropractor's office will help. I've read extensively on the DRX 9000 and if that's the one, I'm more than willing to try this as opposed to surgery.
It sounds like the doctor has you on all the right meds to get rid of the acid reflux and apparently you have a oral infection too. The moxifloxacin should help with that. You could take a probiotic to help keep your intestinal flora in tact if you like. It doesn't hurt the antibiotics action. You can buy them at a drug store. If you get one, they are pills you take one a day and they have multiple "good" bacteria for your intestines such as lactobacillus, bifidobacteria and so forth.
The comments about food allergies are right on the money. One thing that no one ever mentions about these acid reducers and proton pump inhibitors is that they actually make the problem with GERD worse. A friend of mine with similar problems to mine was using the same proton inhibitor at the same dosage that I was on for two years. She told me that it ended up destroying the linings of her stomach and small intestine. She has to get vitamin B shots weekly for the rest of her life now.
I often forget to take the right amount of calcium, and I do knw the doctor has warned me about it. He said the Fosamax will take the calcium from my bloodstream and make sure the bones get enough, but that other ares of the body will be lacking and there will be problems. I am going to add B12 and potassium, too, to see if that works. Incredible that so many women have the same thing and no one knows what it is. Please keep us posted if anyone learns anything.
I'm currently in the process of AIH diagnosis. I have microscopic colitis and annoying acid reflux. I recently had labs run b/c I have been having joint pain that 'jumps' from place to place, sometimes lasting hours, sometimes for a couple days before moving to another spot. (Today is a good day though, NO joints feeling it) I also have had a sore throat off and on since Sept. 12th. My Crp and Esr were slightly elevated. My white count was 2.8 on the first draw and 3.0 a week later.
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