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I have GERD since 2 years & managing with esomeprzole 40m, domperidone 10mg and propranolol 10mg. Can't live without them. Suggestions?

I have GERD since 2 years & managing with esomeprzole 40m, domperidone 10mg and propranolol 10mg. Can't live without them. Suggestions?

I will suggest : To get an evaluation with a gastroenterologist to r/o esophagitis as a cause of your difficulty swallowing and helicobacter pylori as a cause of non improving gerd problems. Loose weight, avoid tight cloths, avoid alcohol, coffee, chocolate, spicy fatty foods, acid fruits and juices. Avoid eating late at night before going to bed. Try eating 6 small meals a day. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

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


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Can i continue taking nexium40 1bd, domperidone 1bd, clonozepam0.5 mg 1hs for ever? I'm taking these for several years to treat my gerd.

Can i continue taking nexium40 1bd, domperidone 1bd, clonozepam0.5 mg 1hs for ever? I'm taking these for several years to treat my gerd.

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea to take any drug for ever without medical supervision, to make sure it needs to be continued, and see if you can come of the drug or the dose can be reduced domperidone is not available in us has been a controversial in uk.So its use for indefinite period is not a good idea in my opinion nexium is usually prescribed once a day as it can cause side effects need dose reduction. ...Read more

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I have GERD is it safe to take domperidone im 21 weeks pregnant?

I have GERD is it safe to take domperidone im 21 weeks pregnant?

Seek an alternative: Domperidone is a drug that has no human data for use during pregnancy. However, animal data suggest risk. It would be better to use an alternative drug. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT  the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

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

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Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole) , if symptoms persist baseline EGD.. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn.Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn.Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

Omeprazole: I'd suggest you try Omeprazole otc (generic and cheaper than copay in many instances) for 7 days. If the pain resolves it is almost certainly gerd. If less than 75% improvement you should see your primary care provider and discuss. ...Read more

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What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

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 more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd( 95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more