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Do Tums Affect Heart
I am experiencing what I think is heartburn. It is directly in my heart. I have had it for 5 days straight and tums did not help. I'm scared, help me!
I've had this squeezing pain in my heart for 24 hours now. I've taken Tums (calcium carbonate) and gasx, no help. It hurts to breathe, lay on left side too. Help?
Heart chkd out ok had all tests. Chests pains must be my hiatel hernia pain could be brought on by purging? Protonix Pepcid tums not helping what now
I am not clear about your statement above. And why is there a question mark? Are you saying you engaged in repeated purging bringing on chest pains? Since you are stating that medical treatments are not helpful, the logical next step is to consider surgical repair of the hiatal hernia. Consult a general surgeon or thoracic surgeon.
Or stop purging? ...Read more
For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)
My husband takes prescription for heart burn and tums (calcium carbonate). Nothing works. Not even a diet. What can he do?
Tums (calcium carbonate) (calcium) bad for heart? Confused as to whether or not calcium can build up in arteries creating long term cardiac problems.
Calcium: Taking calcium usually does not cause hardening of the arteries or build up of calcium in the blood vessels. This usually occurs for many other reasons including genetic predisposition, high blood fats and cholesterol and other factors. If you have a condition which results in high serum calcium levels you should not take it. ...Read more
Can you take tums (calcium carbonate) w/ prilosec. I just started the prilosec and need something to help w/ the heart burn until the prilosec kicks in.
Yes: It is often done until Prilosec starts to kick in which can take up to 3 days. ...Read more
Yes: Taking Tums is safe for a pregnant woman at 23 weeks. It may be taken occasionally when you feel heartburn. If you stay within the recommended the Recommended Daily Intake of calcium for pregnant women, you will be in good shape - that comes to no more than 12 and a half tablets of Tums (calcium carbonate) a day, assuming your tablets are 500 mg each. (Confirm your strength.) ...Read more
When a person has heart burn, how do Tums (calcium carbonate) and alka seltzer help a person feel better?
A week ago I was having diarrhea, took Imodium (loperamide) and I always get heart burn so I took a tums now I feel slightly bloated my bm pattern is off I have ri?
Strong burning right side of chest/back feeling. Went away as soon as I took tums (calcium carbonate). Was it heart burn? Scary deep burning sensation. Never felt before
I've tried everything, tums, (calcium carbonate) pepto, anything for heart burn, its a severe pain in the middle of my chest, under my ribs. I'm so scared, help!
Dull, cold chest pain near heart for 20 hours. No other symptoms. Gone after 4 tums (calcium carbonate) and 2 aspirin. Now back. Go to hospital or eat more tums (calcium carbonate)?
Impossible to know: The wisest choice for sure. Pain away from central lower sternum less likely heart & tums (calcium carbonate) relief c/w reflux pain, yet can have multiple events simultaneously, can have angina without showing on blood tests, esp. EKG, & blood test signs (e.g. Troponin I) of heart muscle damage may not show for many hours. Best optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c & Systolic BP, the primary drivers of arterial disease. ...Read more
Last night my heart burn was so bad I ended up taking 8 tums (calcium carbonate). Today I feel nauseous and my stomach feels hard and hurts. Is this normal?
What can you take for heart burn when your pregnant, Tums (calcium carbonate) has caused kidney stones.
Abd pain after taking Excedrin yesterday. Tums (calcium carbonate) last nite. Better today but intermittent pain and heart burn. Stools ok. Egd last year norm. Causes?
Abdominal pain: It sounds that you have been stressed out (which can cause increase acidity in the stomach leading to abdominal pain and heart burn) and then you had to take a NSAID for something, which can exacerbate the acidity of the stomach and lead to pain. Try to relax as much as you for the rest of the weekend and find distractors from your stress. Tums OK, add Pepcid (famotidine) for a week. ...Read more
35 male, 3 EKG's Echo stress and cholestrol fine. Chest pain in left at a single point, heart burn that goes away with tums (calcium carbonate). Heart prob? Out of shape?
I have severe pain in upper abdominal/rib cage area. Eating causes pain, heart burn, diahrea. Drinking liquids is ok. Have tried mylanta, zantac, (ranitidine) rolaids, tums, pepto...Nothing helps
Hello.: Hello. I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Many different conditions are possible. Gallstones, cholecystitis, an ulcer, gastritis, heartburn, colitis. You should see your doctor. In the mean time, eat smaller meals, avoid greasy and spicy foods, ensure that you are getting at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. If you have severe abdominal pain with fever that isn't remitting - please get seen asap. ...Read more
I have been having not stop indigestion and heart burn for 3days, it gets a better for a little while if I eat. Chest and throat feel raw. Not short of breath but feels hard to take in air sometimes. Is this just GERD? Pepcid AC & Tums not working
This could be GERD: But there are other more serious diagnoses possible including heart disease. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible since this has been going on for three days! ...Read more
Little tiny pain as if wind is lodged in left chest near heart. It's 48 hrs now, hasn't improved or become worse with antacid or sleep. What is it?
Go to see MD now: Call your md now and discuss your problem. You should go to see your md to get examined. If you can't be seen by your md- you should probably go to er. You need further evaluation. It could be nothing but muscle pain- however you don't want to miss a heart problem/. If you also has other problems like smokers, diabetes, cholesterol, obesity etc- your risk to have heart problem will be significant. ...Read more
Which heart medication (s)?
In general shouldn't be a problem but need to know specifics. ...Read more
Depends on which med: Some heart meds may not be absorbed as well if certain antacids are taken within a couple hours of taking the heart med. Tums, Maalox and Mylanta are the common ones that can do this. The pharmacist can tell you if it's a problem with your meds. Meds for stomach acid like Zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid, etc usually do not interact with heart meds. ...Read more
What if your heart rate is 95 at rest? Took gaviscon (antacid)and benedryl earlier for allergy watery eyes. Usaully at 64 at rest and when anxiety is low
Heart rate: Normal heart rate is between 60 and 100, and will fluctuate during the day and night for a variety of reasons. If your heart rate is 95 and you have no other symptoms, I wouldn't be concerned, but always check with your provider if you are not feeling normal. ...Read more
See your physician: This needs clarification it could be coming from your heart, your chest come in your abdomen, your gallbladder among a variety of locations. That's why you need to see your physician ...Read more
What do you mean?: My heart is big and I have an extra sound on the left-bottom side of my sternum because I'm in training for an endurance swim. This is a good thing. If you're an athlete and can keep up and your physician has said something nice about your heart, and you're having no chest pain or passing out ; are normotensive, then stop worrying and embrace your achievement. ...Read more
Butterflies: Sounds like you have palpitations, extra heart beats. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more
Not eating: Eating will place food and fluids into the stomach and reduce the ph, the acid effect on the lining. If you secret too much acid, due to stress, stimulant use, smoking, and others, not eating will allow the acid to damage the lining of your stomach, causing pain. You many need medication to reduce the acid, Tums (calcium carbonate) or other calcium based antacid may be sufficient and supply some needed calcium. ...Read more