Prilosec with alcohol

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I guess my stomach is a little less acidy with Prilosec but my stomach still is quite bothersome and can be quite painful, gassy, bloaty, const./d-ish, etc. I also have to watch it with how much I eat or I can get nauseated too. Another strange symptom is that my voice box seems to be sore or something and I have had a sore throat for almost a year. I remember taking Prilosec before my surgery and I don't remember it causing pain then, but had other strange symptoms.
To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods . Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta. You can also take zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole).These will help. Also keep your fluid electrolyte balance optimum by drinking lots of fluids. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
re=related As of 90 days ago, I also stopped eating chocolate, stopped drinking coffee, alcohol and sparkling water began taking natural papaya enzyme with meals and chewable calcium after meals. The calcium helps the LES valve to close. I now eat a much smaller meal at dinner than ever before and I do not eat after 5:30 or 6:00. I go to bed at 9:30 or so and it's best not to have eaten anything within 3 hours of bedtime. For the last few weeks I have felt "normal" again.
Was on nexium now on prilosec, theres also prevacid that will soon be over OTC too. Some do better then others on these. As for viral load didn't matter mine went way up and went down, as a matter of fact when i started my last tx it was lower then it had ever been. Was it the prilosec? No Good luck to you............
Have you tryed anything other than Prilosec? Sometimes you may get better relief with a different type of medication. I found Nexium 40mg is the only thing that works for me, Prilosec didn't do justice for my GERD. I work for a gastroenteroligist and there are several different types of medication to help treat and prevent GERD. Your GI should have samples you can try because it can become very expensive trying different things until you find the one that works for you.
Have any of you taken prilosed type drugs after gallbladder removal---I started taking it because I feel like I have reflux and still have bouts of nausea---I have been on it for 5 days---I still get a bit of nausea and diahrrea---has this helped anyone?
I have been on Prilosec for 4 years for acid reflux. Out of the clear blue sky I came down with Pancreatitis. I thought I was going to die. I have none of the normal contributers to Pancreas problems, e.g., do not use alcohol, do not have sugar problems, and my galblader appears normal (e.g., no stones or swelling). After being down for a month on the first bout with Pancreatitis, four months later I am back down again and I had modified my diet IAW Dr's directions.
I am worried about the side effects of Prilosec after taking the medication for more than 8 years. My Gerd is getting worse and I am considering the operation.
pylori and now developed GERD and Acid Reflux because of the long term use of prilosec.. I cannot stop taking the prilosec because the acid and chest pain come back times a million, and i cant eat really anything anymore.. I did not have any problems with acid or chest pains or not being able to eat until i started taking the prilosec.. I really think that if i wasnt having any symptoms then why give someone some for symptoms there not having, just to make them worse in the end..
Went to two specialists and they told me this is not uncommon (heartburn) and that Prilosec along with Tums can be taken for years with no bad effects. However, had a girlfriend and several other people I know ask me if I have had my gallbladder checked out. The heartburn, palpitaions and other symtoms were found to be (on them) gallbladder. Most of them suffered for years before they finally got relieve from a doctor. You have my sympathy.
The last 4 months when I have a coctail I wake up around 5 in the morning with terrible chest pain. At first I thought I was having a heart attack. I've since had my heart checked my gallbladder checked. I've taken prilosec and that doesn't help. Is there some kind of test to see if I'm lacking something in my body? It would be nice to have a coctail before dinner once in awhile. I have no problem with any foods. Can you all of a sudden develop an allergy to alcohol?
I drift off to sleep, only to wake, fighting for breathe. I don't know if the brain signals are being slowed down by the alcohol, or if the alcohol is causing more acid reflux, and the acid is getting into my lungs and causing the breathing problem. I can have only 4 vodkas or a glass of wine for this to happen. I have tried every different alcoholic drink, and they all do the same. I worry and panic when this happens, incase I just stop breathing and die.
I would not take a chance....it's not worth it. Just my opinion.
sounds like gerd or gastritis take prilosec 0tc 20mg once or twice a day double the dose if necessary less likely to be pancreatitis due to alcohol BUT watch your alcohol intake none the less good luck
I came down with this suddenly 7 years ago. Never linked it with alcohol back then but I would get bouts of immense fatigue for days (after drinking) i felt like i had the flu for days, from one or two beers. If i had a lot of beers i would feel even worse!, Like a massive depression. I would be scared to leave my bed, scared to do anything, be constantly tired for three days and just feel like i was gonna die. My focus and concentration were non existent...
I think that with your history that you should abstain from all alcohol (for now at least). I think that if you have concerns that you should consult with your doctor. I think it would be wise to have that consult and discuss what is and isn't needed. I think the alcohol may have a greater influence on being jaundiced or not. Check with your doctor and check out Dr Gould's free three day trial of his new program on his website (myvirtualshrink.com). Good luck and take care.
I am experiencing difficulty breathing. My doctor has diagnosed me with GERD and placed me on Nexium. I have had chest and neck x-rays that were all negative. All blood tests were normal. I feel as though I have a 'lump' in my throat and I feel tenderness in the back of my throat when I breathe deeply. There is a sour taste in my mouth.
In my opinion, there are two basic allergies with alcohol. One causes you to get ill enough not to ever experiment with it again. The other one causes you to lose control and drink excessively to the point of insanity. I have the second of the two, but it took many drinks and a few brushes with the law to realize it. By the time you come to believe you have a problem, a lot of wreckage has occurred in your life. You can't begin to imagine how bad it gets unless you've been there!
Hey everyone. Does anybody else get bad acid reflux from smoking and alcohol? Smoking sometimes bothers me but anytime i drink a few beers it seems to cause alot of reflux but very little actual heartburn. The next day i get this lump feeling in the middle of my throat, i belch,acid comes up and i can sometimes taste it. Drinking water helps and so does taking OTC reflux meds but its sometimes thats just not enough... I also wonder if sleeping with mouth open will cause any throat discomfort??..
We called 911 and i was admitted to the hospital. They diagnosed me with esophagitis and said stay away from the alcohol. I love alcohol and have cut back but still experience the bloating/abdominal feeling you mentioned and difficulty swallowing like something is lodged in my throat. Have you had any progress/updates with your symptoms? Its been some time since you originally posted...
No problems since and no sign of bleeding. Does anyone have experience with esoph varices or know anyone with them? I'm wondering about the likelihood I will have another bleed...
Hello, This swelling/bloating of stomach after alcohol consumption can be due to problem with the liver, gallbladder as well as upper GI diseases like GERD, ulcers, and inflammation.I would suggest liver ultrasound,liver function tests, upper GI series, and a blood test looking for the bacteria H Pylori.Pls consult a physician and get these done. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted.
My PCP recommended I see a surgeon for possible removal and placed me on Prilosec (20 mg)until then and/or the surgery. With the Prilosec, all symptoms vanished. I figured a high stress job may be a significant contributor to the condition, and not being in any hurry to have unnecessary surgery, I have stayed on the Prilosec to date and life is good.
My PCP recommended I see a surgeon for possible removal and placed me on Prilosec (20 mg)until then and/or the surgery. With the Prilosec, all symptoms vanished. I figured a high stress job may be a significant contributor to the condition, and not being in any hurry to have unnecessary surgery, I have stayed on the Prilosec to date and life is good.
I wanted to get your opinion on something. I was in the ER with my fiance the other night because he has had these bad chest pains for a couple of weeks. It finally got to the point where he couldn't take it anymore and it was starting to worry me because it was in his chest so I didn't want it to be his heart. I will try to break it down for you...
Went to the doctor after this happened in January and he said it sounded like a hiatal hernia and acid reflux based on the symptoms. I took Prilosec for 2 weeks and then Nexium for the next month. All my problems seemed much worse while on the PPIs. So I finished the meds about 2 weeks after I decided to try drinking again. If it was an acid reflux issue causing the pain then why would it not have healed while I was on the meds?
My advice to you is try to relax and be thankful the vomiting isn't associated with the nausea. Check back with your doctor as adviced. Check on you gall bladder function with a HIDA scan if the doctors agree. I feel your pain and maybe if you figure it out - I will too!
What seems to be the best medicine for treatment of acid reflux with chronic severe coughing?
To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods .You can give antacids and Prilosec for gastritis to your mother. Sometimes the cause of chronic cough can be asthma and medications like antihypertensives (ACE inhibitors).Pls check them out. I hope I have provided you with sufficient information. In case you need any more then pls post us. Take care and regards.
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