A 67-year-old female asked:
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gerd not responding to prilosec or protonix (pantoprazole).....burning in chest, back throat. could this be something else?will i ever be able to get off a ppi?

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Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Hopefully: If you are significantly overwight, your chances of getting off ppi drugs will be helped by weight loss and multiple small meals rather than a couple of large ones. Avoidance of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and anticholinergic drugs can help too.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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