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When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
I'm 33+2 and getting a lot of heartburn taking Gaviscon for it but its not helping is there anything else i could try coz its keeping me up a night?
I suspect that Zeldox is giving me a lot of heartburn. Nexiumis not working. Have been on it for over three months. Gaviscon works sometimes. ?
I have heartburn every single day for the past few months. Anti acids like Gaviscon work well but why wont it stop?
Acid reflux: You most likely have a problem with acid reflux. It is often a long-term problem. I would recommend that you avoid any particular foods which give you problems, particularly tomatoes,onions, orange juice, and citrus fruits. Tobacco and alcohol also contribute. You might want to try taking Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for about two weeks, to see if it helps. If it returns, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Gaviscon during prenancy? Does it have any side effects? Any other good ways or med to ease heartburn during pregnancy ?
Liquid antacids safe: Liquid antacids are not systemic. They stay within the gut, and won't have any affect on pregnancy. One simple and fairly frequent side effect is loose stool, because the liquid antacid is not fully absorbed, and will create some watery effect on the stool. Reduce heartburn during pregnancy by trying not to gain too much extra fat. Best position during sleep, slight elevation head of the bed. ...Read more
I had spicy food early in my treatment with lansoprazole an ended up with heartburn late at night drank milk one spoonful gaviscon. An had lansoprazole 5 hours after gaviscon this ok?
I have bad heartburn due to pregnancy and always taking gaviscon. Now got infection and taking azithromycin for 5 days. Is it ok to take them both?
I am experiencing severe heartburn and indigestion in my esophagus, making eating and drinking very difficult. Over the counter Gaviscon and prevacid are giving minimal relief. Gas is worse when stomach is empty. Pressure and pain radiate to upper back an
It hurts to eat or drink anything. I have severe gas and indigestion in my upper chest. Constant burning and more severe when i eat or drink any thing. Pain is 8 on (1-10) scale. Gaviscon and Pepcid (famotidine) are giving minimal temporary relief.
Recommend : Recommend that you see you physician for a clinical examination. There are several things that could be causing these symptoms that need to be ruled out or in. You may be suffering from stomach ulcers, gastric reflux, hiatal hernia, or nut cracker esophagus to name a few. Once that is done the appropriate treatment can be recommended. ...Read more