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Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg, is there any other meds I can combined with it to help with acid reflux?

Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg, is there any other meds I can combined with it to help with acid reflux?

Combo Tx GERD.: You can try to combine Nexium (esomeprazole) with an H2 blocker, such as Pepcid, Axid or Zantac to treat your symptoms via two different mechanisms for synergistic benefit. ...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


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Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

GERD: Don't eat late and lie down flat, avoid foods like coffee, chocolate and spice. Take otc meds like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec but see your doctor if it persists... Gerd can be serious! ...Read more

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Natural ways to help acid reflux when your medication ain't working?

Natural ways to help acid reflux when your medication ain't working?

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

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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 would like some suggestions on medicines that can help my acid reflux problem?

I would like some suggestions on medicines that can help my acid reflux problem?

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

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What are some good OTC meds to relieve anxiety?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are some good OTC meds to relieve anxiety?

Anxiety: Some herbal teas found in korean/chinese grocery stores. No anxiolytic medications can be found otc. ...Read more

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Any OTC meds that work for IBS?

Any OTC meds that work for IBS?

Probiotics : probiotics are often helpful and certainly worth a try ...Read more

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What are some meds or procedures that can help stop esophageal spasms? Please help!

What are some meds or procedures that can help stop esophageal spasms? Please help!

Dietand meds: Nexium (esomeprazole) and antacids used to minimize reflux esophagitis which is associated with esophageal spasm. Gerds is exacerbated by smoking and poor diet. Correction of these causes with proper medication should minimize spasm ...Read more

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Stop this acid reflux?on all meds for heartburn and reflux.what else to do?

Stop this acid reflux?on all meds for heartburn and reflux.what else to do?

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

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Could you suggest me any drug combinations to help anxiety and adhd?

Could you suggest me any drug combinations to help anxiety and adhd?

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 more

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Will medications that treat anxiety help my sleep apnea?

Will medications that treat anxiety help my sleep apnea?

None: There are no fda approved medicines for the treatment of sleep apnea. If you have apnea, the first line treatment is cpap. It is a serious medical problem that should be treated... ...Read more

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Do the ppi's such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and other prescription ppi's work to help laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Yes: If lpr is your problem, ppi (proton pump inhibitors) are the treatment. It is important to take ppi's as prescribed. Every day on an empty stomach 60 minutes before a meal. After a few weeks of regular use, if your problem hasn't resolved, speak to your physician. ...Read more

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Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Yes: There are cases of acid reflux in children that trigger asthmatic symptoms. In these cases treating the reflux often improves the asthma. This may also be true in adults. Chack with your pcp. ...Read more

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What medication are there that can help with anxiety phisical symptoms?

What medication are there that can help with anxiety phisical symptoms?

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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more