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I eat Zantac (ranitidine) 75 tablets to get rid of acid reflux and now I having problems regarding breathe or my heart beats too fast or I cannot sleep well?

I eat Zantac (ranitidine) 75 tablets to get rid of acid reflux and now I having problems regarding breathe or my heart beats too fast or I cannot sleep well?

Maybe try other: Maybe you need a more potent acid inhibitor! You may wish to get either omeprazole 20mg over the counter and take twice a day or else get your physician to prescribe protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg daily and see if that works better..... ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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Why do I burp after a few skipped heart beats when lying down? I'm 26, no heart disease (tests ruled out) I have acid reflux

Why do I burp after a few skipped heart beats when lying down? I'm 26, no heart disease (tests ruled out) I have acid reflux

Diaphram twitches: Possible diaphragm twitches due to spasm after skiping beats. Skip beat is not normal. Need to get cardiologist evaluation done for skipping beats. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux give you heart palpation?

Can acid reflux give you heart palpation?

Yes: There actually is some data linking acid reflux and atrial fibrillation (an arrhythmia). As for could other "palpitations", say, PVCs, APcs, etc. be provoked by acid reflux -- yes. ...Read more

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Feeling actual heart pains caused by acid reflux. How to treat this?

Feeling actual heart pains caused by acid reflux. How to treat this?

Meds/diet: You should be seen by a doctor for this. First, are you sure this is not cardiac? I would want to make sure this is reflux and not cardiac. In the meantime, you can take a medication like Prilosec 20mg twice a day but you should go see a doctor in either case to get evaluated. These are this things you don't want to self treat. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between heart problems and acid reflux?

Sometimes u cant: "Heart burn" typically occurs after meals, worse in supine position, described as a "burning", "gnawing symptom that is associated with dyspepsia symptoms in the epigastric region. Heart "angina" typically occurs with activity, resolves with rest, and is described more than a tightness in the upper chest area, sometimes radiating down the left arm. Symptoms can intertwine often. ...Read more

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Every once in a while it feels like my heart skips a beat. Could it be due to my acid reflux or would that not be the problem?

Every once in a while it feels like my heart skips a beat. Could it be due to my acid reflux or would that not be the problem?

Skipped Heart Beats: What is referred to as a "skipped heart beat" is due to a premature beat of the heart. This is a harmless condition and most people do not even notice it. However, some people do feel it, in some cases making people nervous and rarely making it hard for a person to function. If it produces such symptoms, it can be eliminated by medications, but in most cases that is not necessary. ...Read more

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Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Is heart flutter sometimes caused by acid reflux?

Rhythm disturbances: Palpitations ("fluttering heart rate") may be related to, and induced by acid reflux on occasion. Don't know if atrial flutter specifically is. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between a heart attack and acid reflux?

Multiple possible: Not sure if you're asking the cause of the chest pain. If that's the case, a thorough history and physical examination, by your primary physician, can typically narrow down the possibilities. I don't see an age on your profile, so its' difficult to tell how concerned. Basically, if you're concerned, don't risk it. If you feel it might be a heart attack, or something else dangerous, call 911. ...Read more

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Why does acid reflux make you think your having a heart attack?

Why does acid reflux make you think your having a heart attack?

Consult with your dr: They are close to each other and the signals can get crossed but talk to your doctor for more information, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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I am having heart attack symptoms, could it be anxiety or my acid reflux?

I am having heart attack symptoms, could it be anxiety or my acid reflux?

Yes: Yes, the symptoms could be medically based and/or have a psychological component; suggest individual see pcp first, & if recommended a cardiologist; if not medical, see a mental health prof. To evaluate for possible anxiety, stress, &/or depression. ...Read more

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Which heart drugs cause acid reflux?

Which heart drugs cause acid reflux?

Calcium channel: Blockers are chief among them. Arguably any can. ...Read more

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What can I do?: acid reflux and heart palpitation?

What can I do?: acid reflux and heart palpitation?

Associated diet?: Caffeine is the most common substance associated with heart arrhythmias (palpitations). Some people feel heart palpitations when they drink coffee or tea or eat chocolate. Red wine and eating too much can bring about symptoms in others. These rhythm problems are rarely serious. Most of these foods also cause reflux, but by a different mechanism. See primary doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Please pls help! Is this heart attack or acid reflux?

Please pls help! Is this heart attack or acid reflux?

Information: With no information in your statement, it is impossible to say. ...Read more

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Is chin pressure heart related or acid reflux related?

Reassurance : Possible for both and, at the same time for other things as well. All depends on what other symptoms you have. Try your regular medications or Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) 75 twice a day. This will help with acid reflux. ...Read more

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What OTC med can I use for acid reflux since I had a heart attack with 2 stents put in 4 months ago?

What OTC med can I use for acid reflux since I had a heart attack with 2 stents put in 4 months ago?

DGL licorice: Please do what your doc says, but a natural approach is to take dgl. Dgl is licorice tablets with an enzyme remove (because too much of it can raise bp). You need to take a lot of it but many find it helpful. I know it's difficult, but please try to stop smoking as well. You will be glad you did. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Flitting, mild pain right around my heart area, today only. It hasn't been confirmed but I may have acid reflux. I'm very active and fit. Ideas?

Flitting, mild pain right around my heart area, today only. It hasn't been confirmed but I may have acid reflux. I'm very active and fit. Ideas?

Doesnt sound serious: At your age if you're fit and healthy it is likely nothing serious. The most common problem fitting your description is precordial catch syndrome (google it and see if it fits!). Heartburn less likely but possible. Since it only happened today it most likely will go away on its own. Keep an eye out for patterns. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and have developed what is to be believed as SVT in my heart. Seems to get better when I stop taking reflux meds.... Any connection?

I have acid reflux and have developed what is to be believed as SVT in my heart. Seems to get better when I stop taking reflux meds.... Any connection?

May yes or no: If the reflux medication is a proton pump inhibitor it can decrease the amount of magnesium in your blood over time and increase the risk if irregular beats. Usually not svt though. More common for pvc. A little irritation of the lining of the esophagus gives symptoms, more might take then away if it actually burns out your ability to perceive the motion of the heart in the chest. ...Read more

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Should acid reflux ever cause heart palpitations? If so how is it possible?

Should acid reflux ever cause heart palpitations? If so how is it possible?

GERD can Cause Palp: The esophagus sits immediately posterior to the heart. Acidic irritation in the esophagus could elicit palpitations by local inflammation and irritation as well as by increasing adrenergic tone because of associated pain and anxiety. ...Read more

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Are heart burn and acid reflux the same thing?

Are heart burn and acid reflux the same thing?

Symptom v. Disease: Heartburn is a symptom; gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a disease which is the most common cause of heartburn. Therefore, while one may have heartburn secondary to gerd, it is presumptive to call it "reflux" unless this has been proven. ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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If I'm burping a lot and I'm taking Prilosec is that really acid reflux or a heart attack?

If I'm burping a lot and I'm taking Prilosec is that really acid reflux or a heart attack?

Not heart: Symptoms from coronary heart disease are uncommon under the age of 40. Those over 40 can sometimes MISTAKE the symptoms of heart for GERD: Severe pressure discomfort in center of chest, sometimes radiating to left arm or jaw or between shoulder blades. The pain is often described with a clenched fist: squeezing or "like an elephant sitting on my chest". Often associated with sweating>>GO TO ER!! ...Read more

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Sharp pain ongoing in back behind heart also acid reflux tryed heating pad ibuprophene600 mg and nexcum what could it be?

Sharp pain ongoing in back behind heart also acid reflux tryed heating pad ibuprophene600 mg and nexcum what could it be?

Try a better antacid: Ibuprofen is not a good medicine if you have acid reflux... It will make it worse!
Try a good anti-acid medicne. Like zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec. Both are available ovber the counter. Tyry one at a time and see which one works better. ...Read more

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Why does acid reflux radiate from middle of your chest to the left and sometimes right when it goes to the left I think it's a heart attack.

Why does acid reflux radiate from middle of your chest to the left and sometimes right when it goes to the left I think it's a heart attack.

Unfair isn't it?: Existentially it seems like a sick practical joke leaving patient & physicians befuddled & feeling very inadequate at times. And it is the reason we don't mess around with chest pain. Heart attacks can trigger reflux and reflux can induce coronary vasospasm. It's all connected in there and it is often a muddy bag of worms trying to figure it all out. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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