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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have acid relfux ( acid coming up). ppis ( prilosec, nexium, and prevacid) give dizziness and swelling in my throat. doc won't put me on prescription. zantac and pepcid isn't strong enough. no h.pylori. should i take ppi regardless of side effects?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Reflux: Have you tried strict dietary measures like avoidance of caffeine, alcohol,nicotine,spices, and greasy foods which can loosen the sphincter or valve between the stomach contents and esophagus? You could try taking gaviscon as a preventative of gerd. Sometimes symptoms are not due to acid reflux but due to bile reflux which doesn't respond to ppi's or zantac (ranitidine).
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