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A 40-year-old female asked:

On protonix for 4 wks now & day i can still feel heartburn at times and ea night def feel it (never in my throat ever just burning sensation in my left side of chest). fully checked out heart two weeks all ok there. ppi not working? egd scheduled

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sometimes: the addition of an "H-2" blocker eg: PECID AC 20-40 mgm tablets (Over the counter ZANTAC another example. may help CALM DOWN the effect of the acid while PROTONIX and or other "Proton Pump Inhibitors" take over~ Just a thought! Dr Z
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Get EGD!: Since you are not better after a month of meds, getting an EGD is the best next step. If you have not been checked for H. pylori, that is worth trying first. Follow all your docs' dietary and lifestyle recommendations now!
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Thanks for the Thank You note! It was nice of you to send it. Hope you get fixed up and have a great 2018 soon!
Jan 3, 2018

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