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Can fatigue occur during acid reflux?

Can fatigue occur during acid reflux?

Sure, but...: Sure, but they may only be coincident; it is not likely that your fatigue and acid reflux are necessarily cause-and-effect or otherwise related. Of course, providing us further information about your clinical circumstances may help us provide a better tailored response. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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How to know if I have chronic fatigue or just acid reflux?

How to know if I have chronic fatigue or just acid reflux?

See below: A good page to view the many symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can be seen on the cdc's website: http://www.Cdc. Gov/cfs/symptoms/index. Html. Acid reflux can present as heartburn, sourness in the back of your throat, or even a persistent cough. Either way, both are recommended to be evaluated by your pcp for underlying conditions. Hope that helps answer your question! ...Read more

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I have IBD, taking Pentasa4G/day.Also, Acid reflux caused vocal inflamation a month ago, still on strict diet and meds.still tired vocals. Any advice?thx

It may take longer: I see you are on nexium (esomeprazole), (esomeprazole) I don't know if that was new when diagnosed with reflux or older. I usually wait two to three months when adding nexium (esomeprazole) or similar drugs to treat reflux to see improvement in throat symptoms. It depends on what kind of speech problems you're having. If it is interfering with job, persistent, see an ENT to get a good look at vocal folds. Vocal rest can be important too. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

It's worth a try: A lot of things can get better when one drops down to a normal weight. One's diet will change for the better if one is able to drop her weight... and an improved diet may help decrease reflux and gastritis symptoms. ...Read more

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On bc 2mths. Missd sum pill. Prd is due nxt wk. Havin brwn dischrg vry tired acid reflux bckpain, ect. Implantation or breakthrough bleeding?

On bc 2mths. Missd sum pill. Prd is due nxt wk. Havin brwn dischrg vry tired acid reflux bckpain, ect. Implantation or breakthrough bleeding?

Can't tell you that.: Assuming you had sexual intercourse. Don't know how many of your oral contraceptive pills you missed. Classic pregnancy symptoms don't begin until after you have actually missed a period. You can take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period or EPT can sometimes detect pregnancy up to 6 days prior to anticipated period. Please use protection correctly if not ready for pregnancy. ...Read more

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I always feel sick everyday I think from my acid reflux but I've been getting really bad head aches, tired and weak I've been seeing circles float?

I always feel sick everyday I think from my acid reflux but I've been getting really bad head aches, tired and weak I've been seeing circles float?

See a doctor: Your symptoms are somewhat vague however they are not suggestive of esophageal reflux. You should see your doctor for further evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a thyroid problem at 18? I have acid reflux and I feel like my hair is thinning as well as I am always tired. Is it my thyroid?

Is it possible to have a thyroid problem at 18? I have acid reflux and I feel like my hair is thinning as well as I am always tired. Is it my thyroid?

Def. possible: Its possible. Fatigue and hair loss could be hypothyroidism. Those symptoms are however non-specific. If you are concerned then make an appointment with your primary care doctor. They will be able to evaluate that for you. ...Read more

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Having localized pain in waves in left flank, not intensen but still painful, tired, taking tums, every night to stop acid reflux? Is this the cause? when should I consider the ER

Having localized pain in waves in left flank, not intensen but still painful, tired, taking tums, every night to stop acid reflux? Is this the cause? when should I consider the ER

Need more info: Left flank pain could be
1. Renal —? Any burning or pain on urinating
2. GI —? Any constipation or pain associated with meals.
3. Splenic — will need examination and investigation 4. Musculoskeletal ...Read more

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I'm bloated in the stomach area. Also, I've been suffering from constant headaches and fatigue. I have acid reflux. How can I ensure the fatigue stops?

I'm bloated in the stomach area. Also, I've been suffering from constant headaches and fatigue. I have acid reflux. How can I ensure the fatigue stops?

GERD: GERD can cause headaches and sinusitis as acid refluxes into the head especially when we sleep. Elevate head of bed with pillow between box spring and mattress Try OTC ranitidine / prevecid Check for H pylori a bacterium associated with gastritis. Check TSH/T4. Avoid alcohol smoking, aspirin, NSAIDS(ibuprofen meds), spicy fatty foods,caffeine as that all worsens GERD.f/u/ w/doc ...Read more

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23 female non-alcoholic and non-smoker. Diagnosed with stress and acid reflux. Would like to know if linked with heart. Chest pain, fatigue and pains.

23 female non-alcoholic and non-smoker. Diagnosed with stress and acid reflux. Would like to know if linked with heart. Chest pain, fatigue and pains.

Maybe: It would not take very long to understand if they are all related. An evaluation by your primary care doctor will help shed some light. He will speak to you, examine you, and likely order a couple of tests, but you will have your answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause nausea, pale stools, fatigue? Approx 8 days of these symptoms

Perhaps: Sounds to me like you may have a problem in the billiary tree, perhaps your gallbaldder. You gb secrets biliruubin into the intestine which throug a metabolic process gives feces its color. So you have a problem here. Nausea may come from bilirubinemia that is elevated in your system and may infact cause fatigue, especially if you are not eating enough or too high fatty meals. ...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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I took Prilosec for a few days for my acid reflux, but after a few days I got chest/back pain. Today, have fever and mid-back pain including fatigue.

I took Prilosec for a few days for my acid reflux, but after a few days I got chest/back pain. Today, have fever and mid-back pain including fatigue.

Prilosec PPI: Proton pump inhibitors is used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers, gerd.
Prilosec can give you symptoms of low magnesium:
jerking muscle movements, muscle cramps, fast heart rate. If this is the case I recommend to see your pcp asap. ...Read more

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Have gastritis, acid reflux, bile in stomach, delayed digestive, no gallbladder. A feeling of hunger after eatn, pain near liver tired of pills help?

Have gastritis, acid reflux, bile in stomach, delayed digestive, no gallbladder. A feeling of hunger after eatn, pain near liver tired of pills help?

May not be related: Some develop intractable bile gastritis with or without gb , bile instead of going down takes wrong way and stays in stomach. You need work up, antacids, h2 blockers, protan inhibitors may help you, in some cases may need roux 'n" y type of surgery, speak to your dr may do wok up, find and solve your problem. ...Read more

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I have headache, tight throat, chest pain , blur vision and very tired. Issit becos of my bad acid reflux, feel like someone is chocking me.

Acid reflux: Hello. Some of your symptoms sound like reflux induced but some don't. Choking sensation, tightness in your throat, and maybe even chest burning could be linked. The headache, blurred vision, and fatigue I'm not to sure about. Begin a low acid diet, and see your doctor for a complete evaluation. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I use to help me with my horrible acid reflux? I try Tums (calcium carbonate) and all the over-the-counter stuff! I need help bc I'm tired of throwing up acid!

What can I use to help me with my horrible acid reflux? I try Tums (calcium carbonate) and all the over-the-counter stuff! I need help bc I'm tired of throwing up acid!

Tums (calcium carbonate) won't do it: Please get examined by a doc. A natural approach is to use lots of dgl. Dgl is licorice supplement but it has an enzyme removed that can raise BP licorice is eaten over a long period. Avoiding acid-forming foods can help and don't lie down right after eating. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Help! I have been feeling weak and tired all the time for the last few weeks now. Also, had bad acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion and distension. More recently my skins a yellowish tinge and I've been very nauseous and have black coloured stools!!:(wha

Help! I have been feeling weak and tired all the time for the last few weeks now. Also, had bad acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion and distension. More recently my skins a yellowish tinge and I've been very nauseous and have black coloured stools!!:(wha

Liver: You symptoms suggests acute hepatitis. You should go to the Dr for blood drawn to confirm or exclude hepatitis and if it is find out the etiology: Hep A, or B or C or Cytomegalovirus, or drug induced. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux be without any symtoms? And can cause dry cough after eating, talking, tired, and lifting things?no cough while sleeping

Can acid reflux be without any symtoms? And can cause dry cough after eating, talking, tired, and lifting things?no cough while sleeping

Yes: Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) can present in many ways. Some people do not experience the "typical" heartburn and regurgitation. They may have cough or get frequent pneumonia in severe cases. If cough is the main symptom it makes sense to start with your PCP or a pulmonary doctor. If either of them is concerned for reflux as a cause of your symptoms they will likely refer you to a GI doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 48-year-old male and I have been urinating almost every hour. I also have acid reflux and I haven't been able to sleep. Tired, sleepy, chest pain a little, im taking Nexium but i really want to sleep and stop the constant peeing. When I try to

I am a 48-year-old male and I have been urinating almost every hour. I also have acid reflux and I haven't been able to sleep. Tired, sleepy, chest pain a little, im taking Nexium but i really want to sleep and stop the constant peeing.
When I try to

Hello. : Hello. Obviously if you have to urinate every hour, you won't get quality sleep. You need to be evaluated. Causes of needing to urinate could be an infection or enlargement of your prostate. If you are thirsty, drinking often and urinating often — this can be consistent with diabetes. You need a comprehensive evaluation. I think until the source of symptoms is identified and treated, this is likely to become a vicious cycle. ...Read more

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5 days late on period, always hungry, after i eati get period like cramps, fatigue, mood swings, acid reflux, neg preg test?

5 days late on period, always hungry, after i eati get period like cramps, fatigue, mood swings, acid reflux, neg preg test?

Keep diary: It will be helpful when you see your doctor to have a record of at least you last 3 periods so that he can see pattern. You may not be ovulating every month and this is your problem. YOur needs as a ptient also have to be considered. Birth control pills will make your periods more regular, both other pills can be used as well depending on your fertility needs. Not ovulating causes the imbalanc ...Read more

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Why do I have extreme fatigue after some bowel movements & usually after eating? *I was told I have Acid Reflux and just started Nexium (esomeprazole) in AM b4 food.

Why do I have extreme fatigue after some bowel movements & usually after eating? *I was told I have Acid Reflux and just started Nexium (esomeprazole) in AM b4 food.

Fatigue: There is a very long list of conditions and situations that lead to fatigue, so many other factors must be considered. A full evaluation includes analysis of daily habits and lifestyle (are you getting enough sleep?) plus a full medical history and exam to look for systemic causes. It's unlikely but not impossible that the Nexium (esomeprazole) is contributing, if the fatigue started after beginning that med. ...Read more

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Can you cure acid reflux?

Can you cure acid reflux?

No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits, chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure acid reflux. ...Read more

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The Best herb for acid reflux?

The Best herb for acid reflux?

Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux — but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies don't work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with a md! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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