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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?

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?

Timing : How are you taking the omeprazole? It should be taken on an empty stomach with nothing to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after. If you aren't taking it this way that can reduce to the effectiveness. Otherwise, you may need to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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I have had Acid Reflux with heartburn for two months. Treated for GERD with omeprazole, now have clicking sounds while swallowing. On homeopathy meds.

I have had Acid Reflux with heartburn for two months. Treated for GERD with omeprazole, now have clicking sounds while swallowing. On homeopathy meds.

See GI doctor.: Your symptom suggests that there may be some degree of obstruction to the passage of food. A condition known as eosinophilic esophagitis may present with symptoms of GERD and in fact often responds to drugs like omeprazole. However in this condition, scarring may lead to narrowing or closure of the esophagus. Most sufferers have allergic asthma or hay fever. Check with GI doctor now. ...Read more

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Ive been told I have gerd. I don't have any heartburn. I have pain in mid-belly when I eat, closer to belly button than ribs. Is this typical? No ulcer, everything else looks normal via ct scan and ultrasound. 40mg omeprazole helped the nausea but not the

Ive been told I have gerd. I don't have any heartburn. I have pain in mid-belly when I eat, closer to belly button than ribs. Is this typical? No ulcer, everything else looks normal via ct scan and ultrasound. 40mg omeprazole helped the nausea but not the

GERD: is a "finding" by studies (X RAY.....GASTROSCOPY) and may be completely ASYMPTOMATIC! Thus your pain is NOT explained by GERD but the normal studies should be encouraging! Report your remaining symptoms to your treating Provider for more ?additional treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How long should I continue taking Omeprazole when I have GERD? Can I continue taking it for as long as I want?

How long should I continue taking Omeprazole when I have GERD? Can I continue taking it for as long as I want?

Yes, but...: Most would recommend weaning off after 3 months of continuous use to see if you can go to an as needed regimen. If you can't, consider seeing a GI specialist for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gerd. Been taking omeprazole daily for years. It helps, but the package says take only for two weeks. Is daily use ok?

I was diagnosed with gerd. Been taking omeprazole daily for years. It helps, but the package says take only for two weeks. Is daily use ok?

Usually: Daily ppi use for gerd should be reserved for those that have be or worse enough symptoms to warrant its daily use. The side effect profile is very good, however more evidence is being accumulated regarding potential side effects with long term use. You want to slowly titrate off and see what happens. Discuss with your doctor as you may need an egd. ...Read more

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I Have BAD GERD, been on 40 Omeprazole , cut out bad food, and am taking DGL - nothing is working its bad all day every day what else can I do , PLEAS?

See Gastroenterology: If you have been on Omeprazole and taking it daily for over a month, and have changed your diet appropriately, then you need to be further evaluated. A GI (gastroenterologist) may recommend that you have an endoscopy done to be sure it's not an ulcer or other cause of your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Suffer from chronic gerd. No Barrett's. Is it better to stay on omeprazole long term, or have surgery?

Pros & cons: Avoid issues that delay stomach emptying &/or relax LES--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Acid blockers are generally safe, but long-term PPI's can promote bone-thinning, low magnesium, C.difficile--balance against risks of Barrett's & diminished lifestyle. ...Read more

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I have been taking 20th omeprazole 2 a day for 6 months. Recently it stopped working. Bad GERD pain. Could I be to alkaline now?

GERD not controlled.: No, the problem is not that your stomach is too alkaline, but that you still have acid reflux which is not well controlled, now that you're not taking omeprazole any longer. At this point your best bet is to continue antireflux measures and to see a gastroenterologist, since your symptoms seem to be persistent. You may need tests and/or medication longterm. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. Is omeprazole(prilosec) in general and in shirt term use a safe option to treat acid issues/gerd. I have read some pretty worrisome side effects.

Yes: In general, Prilosec has been used for numerous years. As with many medications, there are numerous potential adverse effects. However, "proton-pump inhibitors"/ppi's have been studied and shown to be generally safe to use. Most adverse effects with Prilosec are not the result of short term use. It is important for you to discuss all your medications with your personal physician. ...Read more

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My endoscopy results came up normal. Should I just take omeprazole whenever my GERD flares up or just treat it naturally? Is omeprazole bad over time?

My endoscopy results came up normal. Should I just take omeprazole whenever my GERD flares up or just treat it naturally? Is omeprazole bad over time?

Use it sparingly: Omeprazole is safe used occasionally but it is associated with problems when taken long term. This type of drug is associated with risks of pneumonia, malabsorption of nutrients and bone density loss. If you can figure out natural ways to avoid the reflux it would be best. If you only use the omeprazole occasionally it should be fine. ...Read more

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Can i take omeprazole and Zantac (ranitidine) extra strength pill together since the omeprazole doesn't work much with my gerd?

Yes, but chk it out: You can use both medications if you need them to control your significant gerd/reflux trouble, but i would advise checking it out with your doc to see why you are having such bad reflux. An infection such as helical pylori causing gastritis/ulcers? Hiatal hernia? Nonulcerative dyspepsia? Minimize alcohol, caffiene, and minty/spicy foods n don't eat before bed. Don't smoke. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm taking omeprazole 20mg for gerd. I get extremely nauseated , but only after i eat. This happens almost every time. Is this ok?

I'm taking omeprazole 20mg for gerd. I get extremely nauseated , but only after i eat. This happens almost every time. Is this ok?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can evaluate to see what might be going on. Maybe there is a gallstone or gall bladder sludge problem. Sometimes the gerd or gastritis is still happening despite taking the medication. The stomach emptying time may be taking too long. A GI specialist can help figure things out, try additional treatments, and/or do an upper endoscopy to see how things look in the esophagus and stomach. ...Read more

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I've had acid reflux for some time now i'm on 20 mg of omeprazole can I still get the symptoms of GERD is seems to come and go recently?

I've had acid reflux for some time now i'm on 20 mg of omeprazole can I still get the symptoms of GERD is seems to come and go recently?

Maybe its not reflux: Lack of response to acid suppression ; antacids raises several possibilities: 1) you have excessive acid production; 2) your reflux is of non-acid material; 3) your esophagus is severely inflamed, infected, or ulcerated; 4) you have heightened esophageal sensitivity; 5) your dose of Omeprazole may be too low; 6) your present symptoms are not reflux-related. Suggest evaluation for diagnosis please. ...Read more

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Normal weight don't smoke/drink scope showed gastritis been on omeprazole month still get GERD with everything i eat what else can I do?

Normal weight don't smoke/drink scope showed gastritis been on omeprazole month still get GERD with everything i eat what else can I do?

Gastritis: I'm not sure what your symptoms are. Omeprazole is indicated to suppress acid production to control acid reflux or peptic ulcer disease. You should discuss your current symptoms with your GI physician for further evaluation of possible other causes. ...Read more

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I had GERD in the past. It has been under control with omeprazole.Now I have the pressure on the left side of my chest again. What should I take?

I had GERD in the past. It has been under control with omeprazole.Now I have the pressure on the left side of my chest again. What should I take?

GERD: If you we're taking Omeprazole 20 mg you can try 20 mg twice daily or 40 mg once daily for a few days. If that does not work see your physician to arrange gastroenterologist referral. You might need a scope. ...Read more

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I have GERD last month and my doc give me omeprazole 20mg. After taking it for 14 days i felt good but after a week my GERD came back.Wat wil i do?

I have GERD last month and my doc give me omeprazole 20mg. After taking it for 14 days i felt good but after a week my GERD came back.Wat wil i do?

Longer course: Your doctor may need to prescribe to you a longer course of Omeprazole i.e. 1-2 months. It is safe to do so. Otc drugs are always mandated to have a limited time of use until you get in to see your doc. ...Read more

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I do not have GERD but I have to take 20 mg of omeprazole everday. Am i safe from getting an ulcer?

Probably: The only reason i can think that you have to take omeprazoel daily is because you are probably taking nsaids (drugs like advil, aleve, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc) for something like arthritis. These drugs can cause ulcers and Omeprazole does have a protective effect. ...Read more

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I have GERD and take omeprazole (40mg) daily. No issues for 7 yrs. For about a week I have been getting bad indigestion. What could cause this?

I have GERD and take omeprazole (40mg) daily.  No issues for 7 yrs. For about a week I have been getting  bad indigestion.  What could cause this?

GERD: When a medicine stops working we should try and figure out why. Recent GI illness, change in your diet, physical change in your esophagus, etc. If it persists this should prompt further evaluation with possible endoscopy. Sometimes you may need to take Omeprazole 2 times per day. ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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