Bloomingdale, OH
A 24-year-old female asked:

Why is my acid reflux and hot feelings so much worse during my period? i take pepcid (famotidine) ac for gerd, but i've needed 2 doses a day during menstration.

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 24 years experience
GERD: Female hormones can cause a relaxation of the valve between your stomach and esophagus. This is why GERD symptoms may worsen during your period. You might consider other stronger antacids at that time of the month.
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