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Meds That Help Gerd
Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg, is there any other meds I can combined with it to help with acid reflux?
Consider GI: if omeprazole or other "proton pump inhibitor" drug class not work, talk to GI doc, rv proper use (take first thing a.m. followed by decent meal 30-60min later: don't skip breakfast or take w meal). Life style chgs e.g. avoid mint, coffee, alcohol, chocolate and smoking, no late snacks, decrease size of meals, weight reduce, avoid fatty foods. saliva may helps reduce symptoms. happy to consult ...Read more
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
GERD: There are many dietary and life style modification along with medicine that are helpful for gerd. Here is a summary: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment. ...Read more
Change of diet?: With all the medications you're reporting, have you changed your diet or enacted the recommended lifestyle measures to combat this reflux? If you haven't, then this may help as a valuable supplement to taking the medications. If you have changed your diet and lifestyle, along with taking the medications, and you're still suffering, then you may want to consider surgery. ...Read more
Hi, What are the treatments for GERD (gas and acid). Any lifestyle change, diet and medicines that will help. Its causing so much panic. Please help?
Several: It depends on the age of the patient. I'm assuming that you are over 18 here. Zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) and Lexapro work well for anxiety. Ritalin (all forms), adderall, dexedrine, and vyvance work well for attention disorders. The trick is to discover which medicines "match" your system and manage your diagnoses - sometimes, this involves some trial and error with meds and dosages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Try it for 4 wks if not better get a specialist. ...Read more
Do the ppi's such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and other prescription ppi's work to help laryngopharyngeal reflux?
Depends on symptoms: There are many physical manifestations of anxiety, and some of them might respond to medication. For example, shortness of breath or dizziness that occurs with panic attacks can be somewhat prevented with a class of medications known as ssri's. Would be helpful to know which symptoms you are trying to target. ...Read more