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I am taking 20 mg of omeprazole every morning and right now I am having acid reflux should I take a second omeprazole or what can t take for immediate relief?

I am taking 20 mg of omeprazole every morning and right  now I am having acid reflux should I take a second omeprazole  or what  can t take for immediate relief?

Something quick: Drugs like Omeprazole do not work quickly. For your purposes you may want ask your physician about using an h-2 receptor blocking agent like Pepcid (famotidine) (pepcid (famotidine) complete may be a good choice. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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How can I get immediate relief for an acid reflux attack? I have tried pepto bismal & Pepcid (famotidine) complete with no relief

How can I get immediate relief for an acid reflux attack? I have tried pepto bismal & Pepcid (famotidine) complete with no relief

Let me help you: Take antacids. In many cases, over-the-counter antacids offer instant relief from acid refluxmaylanta) use h2-blockers(prilosic and others...)relieve reflux symptoms within an hour. Sit up instead of lying down during an acid reflux attack. Avoid triggers (caffeine, alcoholic beverages and spicy foods). Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I get 100% relief from acid reflux on Prilosec 40 mg dose?

Should I get 100% relief from acid reflux on Prilosec 40 mg dose?

Nope: Nothing is 100% in medicine. However, you can relieve your symptoms if taking the medicine properly. It's designed to be taken 30 min prior to the largest meal of the day. I usually tell my patients before the evening meal. Should be taken for only 3 months. If you still have problems after that time period, you may need a scope of your upper esophagus/stomach/duodenum. Aka egd. ...Read more

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Breathing trouble and a feeling of hunger!relief comes with eating.Any explanation?Acid reflux or something else?

Breathing trouble and a feeling of hunger!relief comes with eating.Any explanation?Acid reflux or something else?

Listen to your body: Hunger is due to fluctuating low blood sugar. Low blood sugar can cause many symptoms because it irritates the autonomic nervous system. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food, eat 6 equal healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, high quality protein, beans and unprocessed grains to keep blood sugar balanced. Sleep 7-8 hours, exercise through the day, and manage stress skillfully. ...Read more

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What can I use to get iimmediate relief for acid reflux disease and coughing?

What can I use to get iimmediate relief for acid reflux disease and coughing?

See a gastroenterolo: You need to follow gerd life style changes. See md and consider medical treatment ad well as medical evaluation, and possible endoscopy if you symptoms are chronic try otc medications such as pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) or Prevacid to relief your symptoms. ...Read more

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Suffering from acid reflux for 1 wk. was put on protonix (pantoprazole) 4 days ago but havnt felt relief from chest pain/burning. When will the medicine take affect?

Suffering from acid reflux for 1 wk. was put on protonix (pantoprazole) 4 days ago but havnt felt relief from chest pain/burning. When will the medicine take affect?

Give time to heal.: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very effective drug and works from the very first day in blocking the acid production, The burning is usually from the damage to the lining of the esophagus (The food pipe). This damage takes about a week or little longer to heal. Please continue taking Protonix (pantoprazole) and give some time. ...Read more

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I've had hiccups since nov. Had a ugi and I have acid reflux I've been taking tecta for 2 weeks and no relief, could something be wrong with my diaphragm?

I've had hiccups since nov. Had a ugi and I have acid reflux I've been taking tecta for 2 weeks and no relief, could something be wrong with my diaphragm?

See below: Hiccups are not uncommon and do not always imply anything serious going on. I would advise tyou to find a better medicine(a good antacid) to control your acid reflux. There are many over the counter medicines of varying potenncies. Zantac (ranitidine) is cheaper; Prilosec is a bit more effective but also costs more. I think both are available without prescrition. ...Read more

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I suffer from bile gastritis. And monthly suffer from attacks. Last night i had severe acid reflux, now my throat is raw, how can I get relief?

I suffer from bile gastritis. And monthly suffer from attacks. Last night i had severe acid reflux, now my throat is raw, how can I get relief?

GERD: You have a condition called gastroesophagel reflux disorder in which gastric contents get up to your esophagus and cause these symptoms. You need to be examined by a doctor and treated in addition to the dietery/eating habbits. ...Read more

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Can muscular neck issues cause pain in the throat? What type of relief is there? Tried pt, neck injections, acid reflux med, pain med. Pain all around

Can muscular neck issues cause pain in the throat? What type of relief is there? Tried pt, neck injections, acid reflux med, pain med. Pain all around

Throat Pain: Although neck pain can cause throat pain, it is best to assume that your throat pain is coming from your throat at first. I suggest seeing your pcp to determine the etiology and then being seen by a ENT after that time. ...Read more

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Freq. nausea/acid reflux w/out vomiting (not preg) Dr. could be PMS, put on birth control. Regular labs normal. Could this be the cause? Need relief!

Reflux: The main question I think is if reflux is causing you the symptoms. For that reason a trial of OTC Omeprazole or lansoprazole along with lifestyle changes should help us understand if that is all that' s needed. If that is not the case will know that we have to look for a different cause. Keeping a log of your symptoms would help in this case. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more