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Can Prednisone Cause Severe Heartburn
Barking cough untreated by asthma, allergy, and GERD meds. Only prednisone clears it up. It effects my life greatly and no one can fix this. Help!
Poss spasmodic croup: Depending on how frequently these episodes occur, and in association with what triggers, you could have spasmodic croup. Spasmodic croup is alleviated by prednisone. If the cough is more persistent, and refractory, you should have a workup to determine the etiology. Smoking is probably not helping, so I would try quitting that first and foremost. ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Had allergic reaction to Minocycline. Hives, heartburn, chills, feeling ill. Took prednisone/benadryl. Hives gone for 4 days, why am I still itchy?
Inflammation: ! st drug such as minocycline tends to linger on in the tissue longer. 2nd the inflammation triggered by the drug takes 1-2 weeks to resolve even after the drug has been discontinued. Think of it as a deep scratch on your skin, it won't heal immediately just because you have stopped scratching it. ...Read more
Is heartburn a typical side effect of Prednisone? Taken w omeprazole and last 2 times still bad gerd, unusual for me
Or any cortisone derivative medication has upper gastrointestinal effects and heartburn, upper GI pain are common. Omeprazole is NOT and ACUTE treatment thus unless you take it regularly it may not help! An H-2 Blocker (eg: PEPCID (famotidine) AC) may offer sopme protective value as will TAKING THE PERDNISONE WITH MILK!!!!
Hope this helpsd!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have indigestion, polymyalgia rheumatica. Polio, high blood pressure. Am on prednisone, micadis, physiotens. Prednisone reducing. Why indigestion?
I was given prednisone for 3 mo. & my digestive system is compromised gurgling throat, swallowing hurts sometimes, constant indigestion, help!?
Here's a link re:...: "prednisone allergy." Ref: https://www. Aaaai. Org/ask-the-expert/allergic-reaction-prednisoneGet a more detailed answer ›
Studies have shown:
That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more
Can being on 40 mg. Of prednisone for 20 days-and not being weened off of it, cause severe body aches? I've been off of it for 7 weeks.
It can: After that length of time u need 2 b tapered off of the med over time or u can have these symptoms. Talk 2 the prescriber. ...Read more
Yes, but: Stopping steroids abruptly can cause headache, aching, fatigue, & feeling of weariness. More likely if you have been on steroids for over 2 weeks. Check with your doctor to see if you should be tapered more slowly off the steroids to avoid these symptoms. But, if this headache feels different than any other previous experiences; or note confusion, weakness or worst headache of your life--go to er. ...Read more
Currently taking 40mg omeprazole 4 gerd, recently, have excessive acid (ea) which results in severe heartburn even with ppi. What can causes for ea b?
Timing: How are you taking the omeprazole? It should be taken on an empty stomach with nothing to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after. If you aren't taking it this way that can reduce to the effectiveness. Otherwise, you may need to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone
Yes,: Yes, elevated monocytes can be elevated in some types of vasculitis. Monocytes can also be elevated in chronic infections. I am glad that you have had a negative bone marrow study. High sedimentation rate can go along with inflammatory or infectious causes. It sounds like your hematologist is performing a thorough workup. ...Read more
Are there other diseases besides RA and lupus that could cause severe morning stiffness, joint pain, bone pain, muscle aches? Prednisone does not help
Can a tonsillectomy cause severe GERD symptoms? Prior to the surgery I had occasional reflux. Now it's severe. Any correlation?
Study in progress: The hypothesis is that many patients have silent laryngopharyngeal reflux and by reducing the acid entrance into the oropharynx, patients will have less post tonsillectomy pain due to decreased acid irritation of the surgical wound (tonsil fossas). Are you taking a PPI currently? Ref. Https://clinicaltrials. Gov/ct2/show/NCT01777854 ...Read more
I have severe GERD that causes me to frequently lose my voice. I'm taking two diff ppis but still losing my voice. What else can I do?
TYPES OF FOOD YOU AR: Maybe due to excessive amounts acidic or spicey foods. ...Read more
I have chest pain caused by GERD that is sometimes severe. What can I do to relieve this pain? I have had an endoscopy and it showed no underlying p
GERD: I have chest pain caused by GERD that is sometimes severe. What can I do to relieve this pain? I have had an endoscopy and it showed no underlying p ANS: If no one has suggested it I recommend putting 6 inch blocks under the head of your bed. You can get them at Bed Bath and Beyond of DIY stores. This keeps acid from running into your esophagus which causes the pain. Works quickly and well. ...Read more
Can my anxiety and severe depression affect my gerd?, cause I feel like it does as if they are somehow connected.
Yes: Anxiety and depression can affect gerd significantly. The area with the largest concentration of serotonin is actually in your gut. Therefore any anxiety you experience is felt as "butterflies" in your stomach. However, at the same time, the medication used for anxiety and depression can also cause gerd. ...Read more
Is it possible for GERD to cause chills and gnawing/hunger/nausea type feelings as well as severe fatigue?
Alone is unlikely to cause these symptoms. Sounds like you need a complete Upper GI evaluation!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Sir, I am arun, sufferer of Severe GERD. Your answer would helpful for me. Does DGL Cause any side effects? How long I expect to heal GERD?
GERD: The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications. Discuss NIssen funduplication with Doc ...Read more
Is there anything as effective as omeprazole for GERD that doesn't cause B12 deficiency? It has become severe.
Yes: Omeprazole is a drug in the so called proton pump inhibitor class where most of them are over the counter now: Lansoprazole or Pantoprazole, for example. If it is believed that Omeprazole is causing you severe B12 deficiency through its class action, then chances are all drugs in the same class may cause it, too. You might need to get your B12 in a different form or try a different class. ...Read more
Can GERD cause a short wave of severe pain across chest after eating? Particularly after a belch. Have been having more reflux past few days.
I hv severe GERD. Can a beer, some olives and garlic bread with empty stomac cause smkind of strange feeling, sudden BP raise and heart rate raise?
I have GERD & find whenever I eat ice cream or anything with cream it causes severe nausea & stomach upset. Could they be related? Thanks
GERD: Could very well be lactose intolerance. Also one could consider problems with your gallbladder if it occurs with other fatty foods. ...Read more
What causes severe gnawing feeling in the stomach and chest after eating. Feels like bad hunger pangs. Not diabetic. Have GERD but take protonix (pantoprazole) daily?
Can GERD cause body aches.? I have severe GERD anything I eat gives me heart burn my back legs arms and shoulders are achy!
Not likely: I think we are dealing with 2 different conditions. Severe heartburn will need to be addressed with a trial of PPI's- Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, etc and a GERD type of diet. The aches will have to better studied, their timing, relation to activities, etc. Let your doctor know about your symptoms. ...Read more
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