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L Glutamine For Stomach Problems
Can I take omeprazole 20mg while on the be well cleanse which includes supplements L_Glutamine 1700mg and digestive enzymes.
Fake products: Please stop the cleanse. It is a completely unnecessary and ineffective product. I would bet you no physician recommended it. Your body has several mechanisms in place to keep you cleansed. These would be your lymph system, kidneys and liver. You stay healthy by keeping well hydrated, not eating to excess and getting good restorative sleep. ...Read more
Can taken Nexium (esomeprazole) tablets for acid reflux cause extreme tierdness and weakness?
Headache most common: Side effect. You could have muscle weakness due to anemia (about 1%) or low potassium/magnesium (<1%). Talk with your doc about stopping your medication and doing an experiment! if you stop it and your energy returns, then it's probably your nexium (esomeprazole). Sometimes we have reactions that are uniquely us, and that's important too! ...Read more
Gall bladder removed in july, found I have to take digestive enzymes (heath store) or i regurgitate food. Take prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg for poss. Reflux. Normal?
Different problems.: Gallbladder disease tends to be distinct from gastritis or gerd with regurgitation. A ppi drug like Prevacid (lansoprazole) should be used short-term only if possible. I would consider a gerd workup, to include upper endoscopy (egd), and then perhaps other studies to evaluate your symptoms of regurgitation, that may be resolved with medical or surgical therapy. ...Read more
Hi..im taking l carnitine 680 twice a day for increasing spermcount an can i take zma along with l carnitine ?
Depends!: Both tyrosine and glutamine can be good for the body. Tyrosine is used to form the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine and glutamine is used to help heal the gut lining and in wound healing. As with medications, more of a good thing does not make it better! Work with a functional medicine doc or naturopath. ...Read more
Would Pepsin GI (8MG Zinc with 29.5MG L-Carnosine) be a helpful supplement to take if I currently have gastritis?
Possibly, but: PepZin is a compound of L-carnitine and Zinc marketed in Japan for treatment of stomach distress and peptic ulcer disease. Studies support it's healing effect in a number of gastric conditions. If you've self diagnosed your condition as gastritis you should check with a physician to be sure you don't have an ulcer or H.pylori related gastritis. Most U.S. physicians are not familiar with PepZin. ...Read more
Gerd, gastritis, esophagitis for 8 months+. Omeprazole 20mg 2x a day and sucraflate 4x a day not helping. No hpylori. Suffering daily. Please help.
Complex answer: It sounds like you have a good start in treating your symptoms.I assume an endoscopy was done. Especially if there is a family history of heart disease at younger age, this should be considered. Also you should look at your gall baldder and liver function as well. I would not advise more medication, rather more investigation at this time. Avoid all alcohol, Ibuprofen like meds/aspirin if able. ...Read more
Currently taking 40mg omeprazole 4 gerd, recently, have excessive acid (ea) which results in severe heartburn even with ppi. What can causes for ea b?
I'm taking 50mg ammitrypline at night and 75mg venafaxaline in morning for chronic lower back pain .Is it ok to take vitamin b as i read this helps.
Yes : Lower back pain treatment with vitamin b has not been scrutinized to same degrees as later medical interventions have; therefore, it's not possible to base conclusive opinions on evidence-based medicine. However, congratulation anecdotal experience of physicians indicates a potential benefit. Be it a placebo or organic effect, the potential benefit gained far out do any potential harm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Day 5 of treatment for h plyori. My nausea has increased and fatigue have increased. Nausea tablets aren't working. What can l do till l finish therap?
keeping your stomach full (Saltine crackers can be very helpful unless otherwise directed by your treating Health Profesional.
Hope it helps STICK WITH IT if you can!!
Dr Z ...Read more
I am taking Gabapentin 300mg , omeprazole 20mg and naproxen 500mg .can i take B complex or B12 ? Which one is better ?
Does Licorice (DGL) decrease stomach acid? I took omeprazole for a month and don't want to have too less of stomach acid.
No: DGL does not decrease stomach acid production ...Read more
Taking 15mg mirtazapine for 16 months. Abd us shows fatty liver. Can mirtaz be the cause? I rarely drink alcohol
Not likely...: Fatty metamorphosis of the liver does not necessarily result only from alcohol consumption. If you study up on it, i think you'll find it is most often a condition more determined by your genetics and diet. I'd consult with a hepatologist (liver specialist from internal medicine) and maybe get a genetic analysis to see what your best strategy might be. ...Read more
I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help
Globus versus...: A ball or lump sensation in your throat past which you can easily swallow is called "globus"--a functional problem that acid blockers likely won't help. Nor would it likely address esophageal spasm, dysmotility, or eosinophilic esophagitis. Have you had manometry?Might want endoscopy for definitive biopsy +/- address peptic stricture that may constrict the swallowing tube & benefit from dilation. ...Read more
I am on effexor 300mg, Lyrica 300mg, amitriptyline 50mg and 15mg for severe G A D and nerve pain. Is this a lot of meds. Many Thanks?
What kind of GI problem may explain failure to raise vit d level by prescription strength vit d supp over one year?Does low vitd lead to stomach pain?
Male has sever abdominal pain & don't know why. Is taking diazepane for back spasms and that helps the gut. Also taking meds for ulcer. Any suggestion?
Esomeprazole 40 mg Alfacalcidol 0.5 ug tenoxicam 20mg E-Cod plus prescribed for thigh swelling. Doctor says cause is lower spine two bones? cure??
Ultrasound: Hi Jim, It's hard to know exactly what is going on with limited data and no photograph. Please be sure that your doctor has looked or underlying clot in your deep veins, since sometimes thigh swelling can occur from this serious condition. otherwise, I think reducing inflammation using this combination is a good try. Please followup if the symptoms don't get controlled. ...Read more
Female, 50 yrs
Taking Eptoin 100mg since 3 yrs ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE:191
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase:90
Is it serious?
Which specialist to consult
See a GI Dr.: While the values are elevated, it is important to determine the exact cause. Eptoin may not be the cause. It would be best if she a gastroenterologist. The elevated values may or may not be serious. ...Read more
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