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I have found great success, especially with the DGL. I have been off of Prilosec since Feb. and have almost complete control of my reflux and for those times that I do have flare ups, I can take a Tums and it will actually work. I probably do not have exactly what you have (after endoscopy, my chart said "gastritis" but the doc told me the valve does not close properly) Anyway, I have found almost complete relief with the DGL.
I have found that cutting sugars helps A LOT... I was forced to stop drinking sodas, juices, eat candy/ice cream, etc due to GD and found my heart burn has almost stopped, not 100% but it has substantially... I was taking papaya pills and they help but after a while they werent strong enough (they worked awesome before I was pregnant and in the 1st half of my pregnancy)... then doctor wrote me a prescription for zantac...
I still get reflux and take the omeprazole at most twice a week. I supplement with TUMS and now avoid foods that trigger acid reflux like tomatoes and wine for me (even ketchup! which I love). Nasal congestion and post nasal drip are improved also. There are always trade offs with medications - relief vs. side effects. But I think we all have to be better educated consumers since no physician can know everything about the pharmacopia of drugs that are prescribed.
Temporary relief afterward, but it would come right back. He prescribed me with prilosec, and wants me to buy some maalox to take with the prilosec. I'm gonna try to get the maalox, but I started the prilosec this morning, and I've noticed small improvements. I am burping more than I was, and things are a tad better, but I am still uncomfortable. My questions are, what is causing this, and is the prilosec going to take a while before I start to see improvements, if this is GERD?
Yesterday however, I had a visit with my OBGYN who is completely against nexium, prilosec or any other drug except for zantac. I tried taking zantac, but I do not feel any relief whatsoever. I consulted pharmacists and other doctors who clearly state that it is safe to take nexium during pregnancy. I am sure I am not the only pregnant woman with this problem, can someone please advise as to whether nexium is safe to take during pregnancy and if you actually took it and your babies are healthy.
-- it's a PPI (protein pump inhibitor) that suppresses acid production. Unlike antacids such as Tums, Gaviscon, etc, Prilosec does not interfere with ribavirin absorption. Should you decide to take something like Tums in the future, some suggest spacing it at least 2-3 hours away from the ribavirn. BTW I've been taking two Nexium (another PPI like Prilosec) a day for most of treatment.
After feeling this way a week later, I decide to go to the doctor. He prescribes Prilosec OTC and recommends I take this for 2 months straight. So, I take one dose and I start to have a rapid heartbeat. I'm prone to an irregular heartbeat and heart palpitations...something having to do with a Mitrovalve Prolapse. Knowing this, I stop taking the Prilosec and begin to get back on my mild diet, playing it safe.
I am not a doctor,but a person who suffers from acid reflux. I have tried zantac,nexium,prilosec,prevacid,alka selzer,gasx,extra strength gas x,galvescon,tums,baking soda and more. Today,I watch what I eat and I pay attention to what is safe to eat and what is not-no one is perfect,so if I have an urge to eat the sinful ones,I will eat them early in the day and if I am going out to eat,I take a nexium one hour beforehand.
Ended up his reflux was so bad (at this time we had gone from Zantac to prilosec to prevacid) even on the Prevacid, that he had ulcers, esophagitis, etc. the pictures they took during the scope were heartbreaking. Now I understood why he was crying and coughing. It hurt. He doesn't talk so he can't tell us what hurts. I can tell his cry, even now, is different when something hurts but I can't always figure out what it is.
Prilosec doesn't seem to have real problems taken long-term from what I hear, as I've been on it for years, maybe 5 years or so. Also a Net search on this topic seems to confirm this. While it wasn't supposed to be taken long-term, people have done so and it's one of those things that I generally never hear problems about, at least it's not one of those news stories that shows up where there are lawsuits left and right.
I was put on cardzin, prozac,aspirin ect, which upset my stomach to a great degree{ I have a quezzy stomach and small ulcer for which I have taken Tums}.Taking all these drugs caused my stomach to become worse than the fib, {isnt that usually the case}. So about 1 month of experiencing the fib and bad stomach I started taking 150mg of Zantac for my stomach, you can guess the rest, the day after taking the zantac the fibs were gone.
Can you take anything else, like Tums or Mylanta instead of the Prilosec? I was on a liquid diet for two weeks after the surgery, then put on a soft diet. Right from the start, even with the liquids, I could not eat/drink. It wasn't a problem of small bites chewed well.
I dealt with acid reflux for several years. Turned out it was anxiety related. Took me awhile to get off prilosec. But basically I learned how to deal with the anxiety (also quite my job as principal and went back to the classroom). Anyway, I wonder if all of this attention to ADD and medication has kind of kicked off some anxiety feelings in him. Does he have anxiety problems? I also found out that when the reflux kicked in that something like maalox was very helpful.
cardiologist, pulmonologist, gastroentologist, family doctors, and Physician Assistants with their prescriptions of Toporol-XL, aspirin, Albuterol, Advair, Prevacid, Zantac, Nexeum, Prilosec, Zegerid (the mother of them all), Tums, Malox, Gavascon! You name it, they had me on it... normally all at the same time. I knew this pain and suffering wasn't just in my head (which was what they begin to hint), although my stress level and feelings of anxiety were peaking.
My doctor said if it didnt work to try prilosec but because prilosec is so expensive he wanted me to try the cost effective remedy first and luckily it worked like magic.
When I woke up this morning I could tell my stomach and esophogus were upset with me, and when I finally ate lunch (several tums, water, and a prilosec later) 15 minutes or so later the bloating and heart fluttering kicks in. Please if anyone knows a way to heal yourself from this condition let me know. I have been living in discomfort for 6 months and I am afraid that my 29 years of Moutain Dew and Taco Bell finally caught up with me....
I don't have an infection that I know about--no glands are swollen. I am on statins for high cholesterol and take OTC Prilosec for GERD. I am also on birth control continuously (for the estrogen). I am in the process of trying to find an internal medicine specialist since my latest blood reports show my cholesterol not improving & a HS-CRP of 10.19. I wonder if this isn't all related.
When I woke up this morning I could tell my stomach and esophogus were upset with me, and when I finally ate lunch (several tums, water, and a prilosec later) 15 minutes or so later the bloating and heart fluttering kicks in. Please if anyone knows a way to heal yourself from this condition let me know. I have been living in discomfort for 6 months and I am afraid that my 29 years of Moutain Dew and Taco Bell finally caught up with me....
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