Prilosec for hiatal hernia

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Dave, I also have had a hiatal hernia for about 7 years. I have Gerd too. I've been on prilosec for about a year now. I went for a blood test last week and the results were that my liver enzymes were elevated. I'm wondering if the prilosec could be doing this because I don't take any other meds.
belching, bloating, heartburn, sensitivity at the waist, intestinal gas, hiccups, difficulty in swallowing capsules, overall fatigue, full feeling at base of throat, pain or burning in upper chest, pressure in the chest, pain in the left side of chest. So I read on-line about hiatal hernia and I tried the self-massage technique described here and felt immediately better. http://www.****.com/hiatal-hernia-massage.
The doctor has given me prilosec for this condition. I had the procedure where they put the pipe down your throat and examine your esophagus and stomach. Is this enough medication?
//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiatus_hernia A hiatus hernia or hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm. Symptoms The symptoms include acid reflux, and pain, similar to heartburn, in the chest, and upper stomach. In most patients, hiatus hernias cause no symptoms. Sometimes patients experience heartburn and regurgitation, when stomach acid refluxes back into the esophagus.
My question is do you think Prilosec would work if it was a Hiatal Hernia? Prilosec is suppose to shut off your acid pumps in your stomach right? So maybe it is GERD? Anyways my dipstick Doctor wants me to have more tests and I will but I am nervous about this and can't wait a month for tests. After I go through these test I'm getting a new Doctor.
He said I have signs of reflux and put me on prilosec for a few months. Its worked great so far, I missed a dose today and after a small subway sanwich my heartrate went up to about 105 with some PVC's/PAC's. I'm not new to these arrythmias but was wondering if what I have is a Hiatal Hernia. I've read its all connected to the vagus nerve which affects the heart. How long can I stay on Prilosec and is there anything I can do to prevent the raise in heartrate and palpitations after eating.
Have used Prilosec and tums for years. Yesterday I was told after an upper GI that I have a moderatly large "retrocardiac hiatal hernia". The doctor said it means the hernia is behind the heart. I had the test because I had three episodes of thinking I was having a heart attack. The heart was ruled out so the upper GI was performed. The doctor wanted to schedule surgery. I am thinking I can wait. I have started eating 4 small meals a day and have had no episodes.
The fact that you had gerd is also a red flag for Hiatal hernias. There are many suggestions for lifestyle changes if you google hiatal hernia. I found sleeping with my bed elevated 4 inches made a difference. Good luck. PS If your doctor is hesitant push them hard. You have the right to know if your have a hernia.Some Drs. seem to want to avoid the subject of hiatal hernias.
I had an endoscopy with a dilation, and diagnosis of hiatal hernia, only 2cm. The spasms never stop, but get worse with the usual triggers: acidic foods, cold drinks. They started getting better with Prilosec and when I get good sleep they feel better. I've lost 80 pounds in the last year, 30 of those I've lost in a month and a half because of not wanting to eat due to pain.
The gastroenterologist diagnosed me with acid reflux. The test ordered was an endoscopy, which discovered a hiatal hernia. The hiatal hernia was the size of a golf ball. The acid reflux symptoms persisted while I was on a treatment of Prilosec 40mg, 2x a day. I had my gallbladder removed, which the doctor discovered was mildly infected without any stones. This all occurred in July of 2011 and I stopped visiting the gastroenterologist as well as stopped the Prilosec treatment.
I am wondering at what point I should consider seeing my GI doctor for an endoscopy or other tests. I understand this is probably GERD, hiatal hernia, gastritis or gastroparesis. However, just yesterday, I found out a friend of mine is in the hospital with esophageal cancer, which set me back a bit, and which I would have to consider as another possibility for an elderly male. Any suggestions or ideas are appreciated.
Someone mentioned it could be a hiatal hernia. Does anyone know anything about this and have you ever heard of an increased heart rate with heartburn?
I was diagnosed, almost a month ago, with a hiatal hernia and acid reflux based on symptoms alone (no tests). I was prescribed Carafate 4x per day for 3 weeks and told to take Prilosec OTC once a day. After 2 weeks and no improvement my doctor prescribed Nexium which I've been taking for 2 weeks and still nothings changed. My symptoms are my abdomen is tender to the touch from my breastbone down to my belly button. My chest aches and I feel like I can't completely take a deep breath.
I have been diagnoised with a small hiatal hernia. My question is sometimes I get the following symptoms that last for days even weeks. I have a pain in the center of my chest that hurts when you touch it or push on it. It seems like it is muscular. It also hurts when I take a deep breath, again it seem like it is muscular. When I turn from side to side I feel the pain like a pulling in the center of my chest/breastbone area. It feels like there is something stuck in my throat.
Exercising also seems to bring on these symptoms. I took prilosec OTC and a pepcid for a bit, but neither seemed to help very much. Antacids also offer little to no comfort for symptoms. I am male, 27 years old. 5'8 and 170 lbs....a tad overweight. I eat 4 or 5 small meals a day, drink lots of water and do my best to eat healthy foods. No known allergies. Any insight is GREATLY appreciated, thanks! I have been in and out of the ER several times lately for bad 'panic attacks'....
I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia on March 30. I am supposed to take this for three months and then drop down to once a day. Previous to my diagnosis I had taken 20 mg Prilosec OTC first once a day, than twice after my diagnosis, since the prescription was nearly $200.00 for just 2 weeks worth. I was still having heartburn at night so I finally filed the prescription. It really isn't doing any better than the first OTC that I tried per the Physicians Assistant.
I have a funny feeling in my throat, i have been diagnosed with GERD and a hiatal hernia. When the attacks come on I feel like i have something caught in my throat and get a nasty taste in my mouth. It is very uncomfortable and sometimes feel like my throat is going to close up. I have been to the ER 3 times this week. Should i be concerned? Please help, i feel like no one believes or understands my complaint.
I am not aware of a direct connection between a hiatal hernia and PVCs. It may be possible that the symptoms from the hernia may exacerbate the PVCs. In order to evaluate the heart, I would suggest an echocardiogram to ensure there isn't any structural heart abnormalities. I would also consider an event monitor - which can measure your heart rhythm to ensure there is no arrhythmia present during the symptommatic periods. A thyroid test should also be obtained.
I have both IBS and a hiatal hernia, and by far the hiatal hernia causes me more pain. It's not frequent but when it hurts, it feels like a dagger in my belly. the IBS just causes uncomfortable or slightly painful cramping lower down....the hiatal hernia is always up right below my ribs in the center (for the most part) and it's just a sharp, stabbing, throbbing pain. It may be time to get another upper/lower GI to rule out any worsening of your condition....
I have a hernia and was recently told that it can't be repaired because my liver is wrapped up in it. Is it safe to let it go?
Can a Hiatal Hernia cause diminished appetite and what are the most typical symptoms associated with condition; what are the remedies, and what is the rate of successful treatment with Baclofen?
Doctor also found that I have a small hiatal hernia. I have been on Prilosec 2 20mg pills a day and Taladine 1 150 mg every evening for several years. Doctor told me the cell changes were probably pre-malignant. What would be the best treatment-if it is found that it is barrett's and/or is malignat- for an otherwise healthy young person?
I was diagnosed, almost a month ago, with a hiatal hernia and acid reflux based on symptoms alone (no tests). I was prescribed Carafate 4x per day for 3 weeks and told to take Prilosec OTC once a day. After 2 weeks and no improvement my doctor prescribed Nexium which I've been taking for 2 weeks and still nothing has changed. My symptoms are my abdomen is tender to the touch from my breastbone down to my belly button. My chest aches and I feel like I can't completely take a deep breath.
hi i am a 37 year old male. I have had a hiatal hernia for 17 years. I have also been dealing with panic attacks ever since. I can't smoke (which is good), I cant drink alcohol. I can't eat big meals. I can't eat much chocolate, coffee, caffeinated sodas, too much of anything that is a stimulant (pain meds, energy drinks, etc.). Lately, i had been smoking, it literally caused me a panic attack almost every time i finished one. I quit and i'm on a nicotine patch, and will not start back.
I feel better after say taking a 40 mg Nexium pill for the last 5 weeks, but I did go to a surgeon who does the Nissan hiatal hernia repair and he recommended it. He says this will cure the Hiatal Hernia and most likely I will not need any more pills. He says that after a period of time the lower LES may losen but that is usually not a problem. In that case, the pills or diet would work easily to control heartburn. (There is a 80 to 90 percent success rate on the surgery).
I been taken prilosec otc for 14 days for heart burn.its the best med out there.so i finished the 14 day trial and i dont have heart burn any more but i still feel a little small burn so i asked a pharmacyst if its safe to take more than 14 days she said yes it is but the resson the box sais to consult a doctor is to make sure its not self medicated .
I just had a EGD(?) done in the hospital and gastritis and a huge hiatal hernia was diagnosed, I was put on reglan and prilosec OTC and have had no relief...is surgery my best option, I wasn't told which hernia I had but was just told I had a huge one... if surgery is an option how is it done?
a couple of months ago i was diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia and gastritous. There seems to be very little left in my diet that is enjoyable... I am doing my best to stay away from chocolate (the worst to give up for me) and the rest is trial and error for me. I have suddenly not been able to drink milk, but it doesn't cause the same distress as lactose intolerance people get. I know one of my big problems with my diet is I do not care for fruits and vegetables..
Exercising also seems to bring on these symptoms. I took prilosec OTC and a pepcid for a bit, but neither seemed to help very much. Antacids also offer little to no comfort for symptoms. I am male, 27 years old. 5'8 and 170 lbs....a tad overweight. I eat 4 or 5 small meals a day, drink lots of water and do my best to eat healthy foods. No known allergies. Any insight is GREATLY appreciated, thanks!
I was diagnosed Thursday with a hiatal hernia based on symptoms alone. I get extremely nervous when going to the doctor and I know I should've asked him these questions but failed to. Hoping someone here could offer me some insight. I've been having a dull ache just under my breastbone for quite sometime. My abdomen is also tender to the touch from below my breastbone down to my belly button, as well as on the right side and a little aching in my back.
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