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is there anything to do to stop heartburn?

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Dr. Darla Bryant
Specializes in Family Medicine
Food/medicine: Foods to avoid to decrease heartburn include alcohol, acidic foods and juices, such as orange juice, some people are sensitive to spicey foods, caffeine. Avoid smoking and antiinflammatory medications, such as Aspirin and ibuprofen. It is helped by omeprazole, ranitidine and other over the counter medication. If lasting 3 years, you should have an endoscopy by gastroenterology specialist.
Answered on May 27, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Heartburn approaches: Elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, corn, fried foods,
Answered on May 27, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
dairy, fatty food, potato chips, creamy or oily dressings, marbled sirloin, high fat bakery items, raw onions, tomatoes, potatoes, spearmint, & peppermint. Orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice & lemons or lemonade can be problematic. See if any specific spices bother you. Medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists may help.
May 27, 2017

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See your doctor: If you truly have Gerd, omeprazole should not make it worse. I wonder if there is something else going on and you have the wrong diagnosis
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Dr. Donald Alves
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OK to stop @ end: There is no taper for pantoprazole, your dr may recommend alternative med or dosing plan depending on your symptom pattern.
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