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Gerd And Heartburn And Carafate
Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more
Had endoscopy. Mild esophagus and stomach irritation from gerd. On omeprazole 40 MG and occasionally carafe. Still get lots of bloating and pain.help?
Several things: first, results from endo including H Pylori presence/absence would be helpful. Bloating below stomach isn't stomach. Then, omeprazole is weak in two regards 1) it is the weakest of the proton pump inhibitors and 2) proton pump inhibitors work for about 20 hrs not 24, taking a PPI twice a day increases its effectiveness on GERD but not bloating. ...Read more
Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux, rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach, & even consider non-gi related problems that can mimic heartburn (has your heart been checked?). pH testing may be helpful. Tried an acid blocker yet? ...Read more
Lpr symptoms are hoarseness and breathlessness normal manometery non acidic reflux and I have gastroperosis doc gave PPI and levosulpride no relief wt?
U may try reglan (metoclopramide): With ur ND 10mg x4. Eat small meals many times. Don't eat anything 4 hrs before sleeping only u can help ur self don't go to Drs too often ...Read more
Prilosec: Prilosec and similar medications tend to be better at preventing acid reflux than in treating it once it has already started. If you have only occasional heartburn, often the best treatment is good old-fashioned chewable antacids, such as Mylanta or Tums (calcium carbonate). If it is frequent, Prilosec might be helpful, but if it doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. Look up anti-reflux measures. Good luck. ...Read more
NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD: I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'. An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gerd: These medications have differing mechanisms of action and usually it's not necessary to take them together although I don't think it is harmful to do so. Zantac (ranitidine) has a quicker onset of action and thus relieves heartburn quicker, but overall, taking prilosec daily is more effective for most patients but should there be breakthrough heartburn, taking a zantac (ranitidine) in addition for quick relief may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?
Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and other treatment options should be considered, or the reflux is not acid-related but possibly gall bladder/liver related. ...Read more
Constant burping, occasional regurgitation and hiccups, heartburn and coughing. Do I have acid reflux?
Sure sounds like it: We can't diagnose here, but you've certainly described many features associated with acid reflux (GERD). Usual first measures include dietary and lifestyle modifications and over the counter medication. Seek eval if no improvement to avoid worsening and long term risks. Gastroenterologists are specialists in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic inflamation after treated for h pylori.Pain lasts All Day.radiatesto back.stomach fullness, bloating, heart burn.on Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate.no btr?
See your gastro Md: With continued discomfort while on Nexium (esomeprazole) you must seek further medical help as you may have an ulcer which could bleed. In the meantime please avoid citrus and spicy foods esp tomato based productd and juices. Also avoid alcohol and caffeine. Good luck! ...Read more
I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?
I have gastritis and am on protonix (pantoprazole). Can take Pepcid AC while on it as well for the heartburn, gas and bloating?
Yes: It is perfectly okay to use Pepcid AC on an as needed basis for breakthrough symptoms while you are being treated with Protonix (pantoprazole). If you have been taking the protonix (pantoprazole) for awhile and you are having the need for additional medication more than 2 to 3 times per week, then I would suggest that you may need a change to your medical regimen. If so, contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone
Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have GERD Is ranitidine better than Nexium (esomeprazole) and Pepcid to help take away burning stuck feeling in throat.
There is no one best: medication for GERD. the best med will be the one that you & your doc find helps you the best, with the fewest side effects. ranitidine is an H2 blocker, as is pepcid; while nexium (esomeprazole) is a "PPI" or proton pump inhibitor. it seems unlikely, that if a PPI + an H2 blocker is not fully effective now, that an H2 blocker alone (ranitidine) would be effective. review ur sxs w/ ur MD to find the best tx 4 u! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi,: Gastritis is inflammation of inside lining (mucosa) of stomach. It could be from any reason - high acid production and disruption of mucosal defense barrier. Mostly from NSAIDS, steroid, alcohol, smoking or stress. Protonix (pantoprazole) is a prescription drug - PPI (proton pump inhibitor - which reduce acid secretion in stomach and helps to heal mucosal inflammation. ...Read more
Cinnamon, garlic and citrus really upset my stomach. Gerd? Ulcer? I take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily.
Upset stomach: This is more likely to be gerd. All those foods do irritate the stomach and cause bloating this aggravates gerd. ...Read more
Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?
GI care: It seams that you are being evaluated for these conditions. How long on Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate and how much benefit? Are some of your symptoms newer since on this regimen? Bloating and yellow stool may be suggestive of a need for eval of liver, your blood work would better tell this story. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I'm taking Zantac 75 and Carafate (sucralfate) for GERD and esophigitus. My poop is light yellow and green. Could it be from the medicine?
Yes: The carafate (sucralfate) can mix with the stool and influence the color of the stool. See if stool color changes with not taking carafate (sucralfate) for to bowel movements. Only if the color change persists after you stop the carafate (sucralfate), and the stool flooats and is excessively maladorious should you be re-evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carafate (sucralfate) prescribed for GERD symptoms. Second night taking it woke up with intense burning in stomach, abd, arms, chest. Should I keep taking it?
Possible Interaction: Carafate (sucralfate) is often prescribed in conjunction with other acid-controlling medications such as PPI's like omeprazole. Sucralfate can make it harder for the body to absorb PPIs. If you do, try to take the two medications 30-60 minutes apart. The burning arms is difficult to explain. Overall, discontinuing this less common medication for GERD, and asking your doctor for alternatives might be best. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/mild antral gastritis & mild GERD waiting 4 h pylori results-take Prilosec bid & carafate-still experience burning, tight stomach, reflux?
I came off Carafate (sucralfate) due to nausea. Used drops of ciprofloacin for eye. Nausea won't go away.I do have gerd, hiatel hernia, ulcers, diverticulosis?
Severe GERD, mod chronic inflamm @ GE junc. On max PPI, sucralfate, raised HOB, diet. Thick mucous, no h. hernia, no Barrett's. Alt tx, home rem?!?
I have heard: Aloe juice is helpful I've also heard it tastes awful. Sorry :( ...Read more
Have slight nausea hurt in left stomach. I feel full...can't eat much. Could it be diverticulosis. On colace. I had BM. Stopped Carafate (sucralfate) for heartburn?
Heartburn/dyspepsia: If you mean "hurt in left stomach" is in the left UPPER abdomen/near the stomach, I would be more inclined to think it is the partially treated heartburn. Diverticulosis, just having benign out pouches in the large intestine, doesn't cause symptoms; if they become inflamed, diverticulitis results causing symptoms in the lower abdomen. Keep working with your doc on heartburn therapy. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Still feeling heartburn pain in chest 8 months after cholecystectomy. Tried sucralfate still in pain. Should I ask for an ERCP to check bile duct/flow?
The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Husband is experiencing heartburn (gerd). The following also describes him: Obesity. What should he do?
Lose weight (:: Please share this with him: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If PPIs and diet only help a little with heartburn and other GERD symptoms, can anything else be done besides surgery?
Yes: On diet, want to ensure cutting back drastically on caffeine, coffee, alcohol, fatty/fried foods, too much acidic or spicy foods (some good), red meats. Lose weight. Keep blood pressure and diabetes (if applicable) in control. Exercise daily. Stay sitting or standing at least 30 min after any meal. Sleep on a regular schedule. Control stress. These all help with GERD unless hiatal hernia present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of heartburn. Some weeks I can have none but than others, its constant! acid reflux? Gerd? How can I know?
I have GERD and have being having heartburn symptoms. im taking zantac (ranitidine) now daily and i still have heartburn. What medication is best for heartburn?
PPI: Proton pump inhibitor. This class of medications typically works the best for reflux disease. It is advisable over to use this for about three months, and then try and wean yourself off and see how the symptoms are. Do this with the knowledge of your primary care provider. They might need to send you for more tests should medication fail. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms!. If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd. What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more