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.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 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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