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Acid Reflux Headache
My family had 24 hr stomach flu, then me. Now have a pain in the middle of stomach above belly button, feels like a punch. Also acid reflux & headache?
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Im 37 weeks and one day pregnant, lately I've been having constant nausea, acid reflux, headaches, hot flashes, and loose stools, impending labor?
I have a hiatal hernia and suffer migraines. Meds to treat the hernia symptoms (severe acid reflux) give me headaches. What are my other options?
Many antacids: to choose from so trial and error. Also PO antacids are available. ...Read more
Maybe: It's always wise to really rule out medical causes first since treating those could be important and/or simple. If there are no findings, I'd ask for a Psychologist referral for an evaluation. Just a Rx will miss the benefits of learning better ways to manage life and a professional Dx is important - they'll refer if you need pills. Step-by-step, you'll find answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Preeclampsia, the state before eclampsia, which is seizures in pregnancy, is diagnosed as mild or severe. Mild depends soley on bp, greater than 140/90, or not pre-existing before 20 weeks, and proteinuria. Severe needs the mild conditions, then adds either a higher bp, more protein, visual changes, and headache, with a few others, but elevated BP is required. ...Read more
What does it mean when I have tenderness on the outer sides of my breast, acid reflux, slight cramping, and headaches?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Headaches, acid reflux, fatigue and muscle aches. Are these symptoms due to my 3 month lupron (leuprolide) depot injection?
Maybe: All these are symptoms that patients complain on Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) but have not been substantiated by the company. My experience is that when you take hormone replacement back they get better. Ask your md if you could have add-back therapy, although typically this is done after 6 mo of Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis or cancer. ...Read more
Can acid reflux cause pressure headaches (including back of head) & in the ear but don't have other symptoms sore throat , cough etc PPI's didn't help?
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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