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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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Im 37 weeks and one day pregnant, lately I've been having constant nausea, acid reflux, headaches, hot flashes, and loose stools, impending labor?

Im 37 weeks and one day pregnant, lately I've been having constant nausea, acid reflux, headaches, hot flashes, and loose stools, impending labor?

Probably not: Please call your OB to discuss as your OB knows you, could be a viral infection and common to get nausea, ht burn at the end which there are otc meds u can take for this, let your OB decide but i rec seeing your OB before the weekend. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause headaches?

Does acid reflux cause headaches?

Not usually.: Acid reflux usually isn't one of those things that causes headaches. Unless you're also having a sour taste in your mouth, belching, and heartburn - i'd look to other causes for your headache. ...Read more

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I am experiencing acid reflux and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (quality: occurs at the same time of day, pressure or fullness, sharp or stabbin?

I am experiencing acid reflux and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (quality: occurs at the same time of day, pressure or fullness, sharp or stabbin?

Reflux: Reflux means many things to different people. Usually it refers to reflux or gastritis. Over the counter antacids (tablets or liquid) may help. Milk may soothe symptoms but can potentially make it worse. You may want to try small frequent meals, avoidance of smoking and alcohol, and avoiding caffeine and chocolate. Eat dinner early and do not lay down after eating. Need more info for treatment ...Read more

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Are headaches, acid reflux, frequent night sweats, and trembling signs of stress and/or anxiety?

Are headaches, acid reflux, frequent night sweats, and  trembling signs of stress and/or anxiety?

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 more

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Can acid reflux, lower stomach cramps, headache be preeclampsia?

Can acid reflux, lower stomach cramps, headache be preeclampsia?

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

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Headaches, acid reflux, fatigue and muscle aches. Are these symptoms due to my 3 month lupron (leuprolide) depot injection?

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

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What does it mean when I have tenderness on the outer sides of my breast, acid reflux, slight cramping, and headaches?

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

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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?

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?

Headache: Reflux is not the cause of pressure headaches. Could be from neck strain or temporomandibular joint Try shower to neck hard, with turning side to side for four minutes. Other suggestions at www.grossaninstitute.com ...Read more

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Can acid reflux give you tension headaches or head pressure lasting for months?

Can acid reflux give you tension headaches or head pressure lasting for months?

Would doubt that...: ...its the reflux causing your headaches. Instead, many of the acid blockers prescribed to treat GERD have the undesirable side effect of causing headaches. Please explore this possibility with your prescribing doctor, who may recommend a drug holiday to see if your headaches abate off your acid medication. ...Read more

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I'm getting cramps, headaches, acid reflux, burping, peeing all the time , fatigue and a watery opaque cm. Could I be pregnant or is it just pms?

I'm getting cramps, headaches, acid reflux, burping, peeing all the time , fatigue  and a watery opaque  cm. Could I be pregnant or is it just pms?

Pregnancy: certainly can present with the symptoms you describe. Over the counter pregnancy tests can be purchased at most drug stores. Check one out if it is possible you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I have been having off an on cramping like my period is coming I wipe and just a little light discharge. Lower back pain. Acid reflux and heartburn and headaches. What could this be.

I have been having off an on cramping like my period is coming I wipe and just a little light discharge. Lower back pain. Acid reflux and heartburn and headaches. What could this be.

U need a pregnancy: test. If you continue to have discharge u need to get to a GYN or family doctor to make sure u do not have a infection. Your symptoms are suspicious for pregnancy though -- so make sure you don't have that first. Otherwise stress and and infection can cause these symptoms as well. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Headaches, no energy, tingly feelings, cluttered thought and acid reflux. What could this be?

Reflux,sleep apnea: Low calcium can cause the tingly feelings your talking about, if you have reflux this can be contributing to sleep apnea which may as well be causing your feelings of lack of energy, sleep deprivation could also be causing some of your headaches. Please check with your interenist, elevated the head of your bed, do not eat and recline within 3 hours of eating and try an otc reflux med at night. ...Read more

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Since weening off propranolol 160mg for anxiety/headaches ive suffered with acid reflux. Will this stop when ive completly come off propranolol?

Separate problem: Propranolol doesn't treat or prevent acid reflux. The issues are unrelated and their timing is coincidental. Try one of the many over the counter acid reflux treatments and avoid eating within 2 hours of bedtime, even water. Keep your meals smallish. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having earaches,headaches, and acid reflux along with loose bowels. Could this be candida. If so how do I get tested?

Viral illness: sounds like you have a viral illness. Symptoms usually last for 7-10 days. Drink a lot of fluids and rest. Can do symptomatic treatment from over the counter. Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus or smoothing like that. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Reflux (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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