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Gerd not responding to Prilosec or protonix (pantoprazole).....Burning in chest, back throat. Could this be something else? Will I ever be able to get off a ppi?

Gerd not responding to Prilosec or protonix (pantoprazole).....Burning in chest, back throat. Could this be something else? Will I ever be able to get off a ppi?

Hopefully: If you are significantly overwight, your chances of getting off ppi drugs will be helped by weight loss and multiple small meals rather than a couple of large ones. Avoidance of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and anticholinergic drugs can help too. ...Read more

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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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Can IBS cause burning pain in stomach? Took Prilosec for 14 days but burning pain is back. Tested negative for h pylori

Heart Burn: Hi, you probably have Functional dyspepsia or non-ulcer dyspepsia, which is common in IBS, the treatment is change in diet includes avoiding fatty food, Alcohol, Caffeine, frequent but small portions, avoiding food which makes the patient worse, PPIs or H2 blockers but Antacid like Tums (calcium carbonate) won't work, one can consider Tricyclic Antidepressant if above measures not helpful.
Feel better. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/mild antral gastritis & mild GERD waiting 4 h pylori results-take Prilosec bid & carafate-still experience burning, tight stomach, reflux?

Diagnosed w/mild antral gastritis & mild GERD waiting 4 h pylori results-take Prilosec bid & carafate-still experience burning, tight stomach, reflux?

Call your GI doc: Get back to your GI doctor. Follow up on h pylori results. Try Gaviscon 1-2 chewables for possible bile gastritis/reflux which Prilosec won't help though carafate (sucralfate) may. ...Read more

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I just stopped Prilosec 20MG after 2 months for Gastritis. I am on Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg now but am experiencing rebound acid burning and reflux. Suggestions?

I just stopped Prilosec 20MG after 2 months for Gastritis. I am on Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg now but am experiencing rebound acid burning and reflux. Suggestions?

See your doctor to: Discuss more about your diet and hydration issues too. It's important to see what's causing the rebound gastritis. Sometimes acidic foods, Tums, (calcium carbonate) calcium based foods can cause this to happen, as well as fried foods, processed foods and underlying stress and worry. There's definitely a mind- body connection with gut issues, as the microbiome controls our neurotransmitter production, absorption. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Yes: Fup with a doctor to come up with a long term treatment plan. Do you need to be tested for HPylori? Do you have a bed board? Have you made some lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to curb the ulcer? Have long have you been taking Prilosec? Do you need an EGD? Doctor can helo guide the treatment.. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burning extreme pain from my stomach which spans all the way to my back. Anything I eat causes it, tried prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) etc?

I am experiencing burning extreme pain from my stomach which spans all the way to my back. Anything I eat causes it, tried prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) etc?

Upper Abdominal Pain: Radiating to the back is very suggestive of PANCREATITIS!
You need to have this evaluated! The sooner the better!

Stop self medicating you need to have a complete GI evaluation! Upper endoscopy, ECHO (for gallbladder issuesZ) and some Pancreatic/Hepatic blood tests!

See you PCP for a start who may wish to refer you to a Gastroenterologist!
Hope this helps/BE WELL
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have been taking prilosec and pepcid (famotidine) ac for 5 days because my stomach has been feeling nausea, metallic taste, and a slight burning. Still the same?

I have been taking prilosec and pepcid (famotidine) ac for 5 days because my stomach has been feeling nausea, metallic taste, and a slight burning. Still the same?

Dyspepsia: If symptoms have not improved, you will need to be seen and checked out for H-Pylori infection in stomach and if that is negative, then have your gallbladder checked with ultrasound and HIDA scan ...Read more

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Pressure in upper ab. Stomach pain&noises. Feel very tired and nauseous. Also a burning in stomach for 2 weeks. Taking Prilosec?

Pressure in upper ab. Stomach pain&noises. Feel very tired and nauseous. Also a burning in stomach for 2 weeks. Taking Prilosec?

Gastroenterologist: Your symptoms may be due to gastritis and, in addition to prilosec, avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and avoiding medications like aspirin, advil and aleve are important. In some cases prilosec has to be taken twice daily in order to be effective. If symptoms don't improve consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. A gastroscopy may be advised. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux which is burning my throat & cause inflammation of throat & sinuses. Take Prilosec qd. What can I take to protect lining of throat?

Have acid reflux which is burning my throat & cause inflammation of throat & sinuses. Take Prilosec qd. What can I take to protect lining of throat?

Several things: Be good about taking your antisecretory medications. Avoid foods that worsen reflux like acidic citrus fruits, peppermint, spicy foods, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine (including coffee, tea and chocolate). You should try to stay upright for at least 1 hour after eating and avoid eating prior to going to sleep. ...Read more

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Taking Prilosec and Carafate (sucralfate) for gerd. Took them and woke up with intense burning in upper body. Sore today, sore muscles as well. Can it all be GERD?

Can be NERD: Many times this problem is due to visceral hypersensitivity.
We developed a program called SEEDS to mange this type of problem.
Please check our website at "The Gut Solution" for helpful hints. ...Read more

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Take 20mg Prilosec 6am an d before bed. Gerd is still bad. Daily chest pain. Chest bubbles. Burning Bad breath Burping. Recent endo no hpylori. Help!

Take 20mg Prilosec 6am an d before bed. Gerd is still bad. Daily chest pain. Chest bubbles. Burning Bad breath Burping. Recent endo no hpylori. Help!

H pylori: . Then if you r obese lose weight. If you eat junk food or soda-STOP. If you eat at erratic times then stop. Eat an early dinner by 6 PM. Avoid alcohol except for social occa. NO STRESS!!! Important thing-do not drink any water or fluids with food at least for 90 min, then drink as much as you want. Http://www. Pdrhealth. Com/proton-pump-inhibitors/foods-to-avoid-while-taking-proton-pump-inhibitors ...Read more

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Have had this for 1yr on and off. Bloating gas indigestion&burning in stomach. I take Prilosec&pepto nothing helps. Came back 2 weeks ago and is worse?

Have had this for 1yr on and off. Bloating gas indigestion&burning in stomach. I take Prilosec&pepto nothing helps. Came back 2 weeks ago and is worse?

Gastroenterologist: Since your symptoms have been prolonged, I recommend that you consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities include gastritis, peptic ulcer, h pylori infection, lactose or gluten intolerance. Appropriate tests will be done. A gastroscopy may be recommended in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I took a prilosec I was prescribed last night and every since I have been urinating frequently, runny bowel movements, lower and upper burning back pa?

Prilosec: Do not take Prilosec any more for now. Please let your doctor know what is happening. If the doctor cannot see you today you must go immediately to the nearest Emergency facility.
Please have someone take you. ...Read more

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Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.

Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.

GERD: Reflux is more likely than an ulcer but both can cause similar symptoms. Forget tums (calcium carbonate). Stay with prilosec. If symptoms pwesist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I never had stomach pain constant burp, pain in upper chest near neck no throat pain but has burning pain sensation taking Prilosec 40 mg not working?

I never had stomach pain constant burp, pain in upper chest near neck no throat pain but has burning pain sensation taking Prilosec 40 mg not working?

Eating habits: If you suffer with hertburn or "gerd", prilosecbor similar is just a part of treatment. Avoid eating rich and spicy food especialyv2 h before bed. Consume food rich in "probiotics"= life beneficial bacteria important for our body functions as well as digestion. By eating daily kefir, lassai, pomogranetcjuce and yacukt, danactive as breakfast will help but consult your gastroenterologist as well. ...Read more

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I'm 26, female, overweight, and non-smoker. I started having left sided chest pain (achy, burning), belching, forceful burps, burning/sore/swollen throat, stuffed nose, & mucus in throat. Ruled out heart, thyroid, and inf. Prilosec not working.

I'm 26, female, overweight, and non-smoker. I started having left sided chest pain (achy, burning), belching, forceful burps, burning/sore/swollen throat, stuffed nose, & mucus in throat. Ruled out heart, thyroid, and inf. Prilosec not working.

? GERD still: Since heart problems are ruled out, still reflux/gastritis can be the cause, prilosec dose might not be enough, prescription strength or other meds may be needed. Your best bet is to see a Gastroenterologist, goodluck ...Read more

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Currently taking 40mg daily of omeprazole to control indigestion, now indigestion increased and burning severely, can I double my dose? (80mg daily)

Currently taking 40mg daily of omeprazole to control indigestion, now indigestion increased and burning severely, can I double my dose? (80mg daily)

Wouldn't it be...: ...Better to undergo a check-up and find out what is the cause of your symptoms, rather than just adding more drug? Evaluation recommended at this time please--could be something you don't want to miss. ...Read more

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Omeprazole is no longer working. No matter what I eat, not long after I feel a burning in my chest. How likely is this to be a hiatal hernia?

Omeprazole is no longer working. No matter what I eat, not long after I feel a burning in my chest. How likely is this to be a hiatal hernia?

Some possibilities: ...There are lots of diseases of the stomach that can result in dyspepsia or pyrosis. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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Did 2 month treatment of omeprazole for reflux. Burning went away and 3 weeks later it's back with burning in upper ab and bloating. What should I do?

Continue omeprazole: First, restart the omeprazole.

Also try to avoid the triggers for the GERD.

Go online, and look at the suggestions for GERD and you will find a number of foods, drugs, life habits to avoid.

Your GERD will prob be a lifetime intermittent problem, so try to look for ways to control it without meds. ...Read more

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Did 60 day treatment of omeprazole for reflux and burning went away. Now 3 weeks later have pain again. Should I do an upper endoscopy or restart meds?

Did 60 day treatment of omeprazole for reflux and burning went away. Now 3 weeks later have pain again. Should I do an upper endoscopy or restart meds?

Time for scoping!: Since your symptoms have returned, it is time to find out what is causing them. Treat the problem not just the symptom! Symptoms are not unique to a particular disease and many mild or serious diseases cause the same symptoms. Meds can treat symptoms and not the cause and mask serious or easily treatable disease. Find out what is going on now. Usually, it is something simple. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause burning mouth syndrome?

Can omeprazole cause burning mouth syndrome?

Yes, but it'uncommon: One RAE side effect of Omeprazole is burning mouth syndrome. In a recent study it occurred in 11 out of 86, 000 subjects taking Omeprazole or. 01% occurance. ...Read more

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Stinging/tight/burning feeling center below ribs just left a bit. Worse wen I eat. Doc gave me omeprazole will these help n how long till they work?

If gastric, yes,: Omeprazole should help with heartburn rather quickly. Heart disease in women sometimes manifests with symptoms very suggestive of heartburn. Although unlikely due to timing of your symptoms, in order to rule it out, consider the following: if omeprazole does not help, then ask your doctor for a full cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does GERD cause the feeling that food is stuck below ribs and how can I get rid of it? I take omeprazole which help the burning but not this stuck

Why does GERD cause the feeling that food is stuck below ribs and how can I get rid of it? I take omeprazole which help the burning but not this stuck

Stuck food: Discuss with your doctor or gastroenterologist. Stuck food feeling may be from strictures or achalasia (esophageal spasm), hiatal hernia rarely infection like Candida or tumors which could be evaluated by barium swallow, endoscopy, manometry, ...Read more