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Yes it can help: Assume Clomid (clomiphene) is to help get pregnant. There is plenty of research showing smoking having negative impact on fertility, from direct effects on eggs, to transport to fallopian tubes, to increased spontaneous abortion. Zero tobacco gives you the best chances. It may take 3 months after quitting. Quitting helps medications work better. If you get pregnant, quitting keeps tobacco from baby. Win win! ...Read more
TerribleGERD-weaned Nexium (esomeprazole) after years of PPIs;safe to take acidophilus probiotic with cardiomypathy&impaired relaxation;EF40-45%;;LBBB;on carvedilol?
R/O IBS With GERD: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion.WiTH GERDYou need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . Given age over 50 you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why?: What are you trying to treat? If your symptoms are not controlled with one drug, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Is Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg Daily; stronger than the Prilosec 20mg daily? GERD is bad dr is switching from Prilosec 20mg, to Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg. . . . .
Gerd: Yes. I think that taking Nexium40 mg may give you better releif ...Read more
Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug. ...Read more
Different approaches: Congratulations on your inquiry regarding smoking cessation! Chantix works by occupying the nicotine receptors in the brain. Zyban is bupropion (welbutrin) - an antidepressant that makes more of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine available. Both meds are effective. Both diminish cravings for smoking, and both can be started before you actually stop smoking.Neither med can stop smoking for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sure, it is (was) a very common medication. If you are in il, call me. Most of the times, however, I use wellbutrin (bupropion) - less side effects, additional benefits and the same likelihood to quit. By the way, it is better to be used as a part of a "cocktail" and with a couch-like person. ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down. ...Read more
Barrett's esophagus: Treating people with reflux may help prevent Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Often, reflux is treated using drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as esomeprazole (Nexium®). Avoiding tobacco and alcohol, balanced diet and healthy body weight do help also. ...Read more
Powerful Antacids: When Prilosec went generic the company that made Prilosec came out with the "new and improved" nexium (esomeprazole). The reality is that pharmaceutical companies commony tout their new meds as better than the older ones (sometimes they are). In this case it depends on the individual. I personally am not a big fan of this class of meds for many reasons. But to answer your question not a big difference. ...Read more
Gastritis: Yes Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor designed to reduce acid production in stomach and facilitate healing of gastritis and ulcers. May want to be checked for h. Pylori, a bacteria associated with gastritis, ulcers and other stomach related issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 simple tip: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more