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A 27-year-old male asked:

i have developed reflux from stress and poor posture. i'm having constant mucus in throat, fatigue, and sinus symptoms. should i take protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Unlikely: It sounds like allergies. Follow the anti-reflux diet, and try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc for seasonal histamine responses. Posture is a challenge when you cough and do not sleep. It is rarely the cause of reflux, mucus, or fatigue.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Go see your DR for a: Comprehensive evaluation. Protonix is good for acid reflux as well as avoidance of caffeine, spicy foods, soda etc. Get checked for thyroid and autoimmune conditions etc. Boost your energy by eating more fruits and veggies and getting enough rest & sleep. Antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and otc cold & cough meds would help your colds/post nasal drip. Hope u feel better soon!

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