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I take tums every night for acid reflux.....would it be better to have an operation? Omeprazole causes pain to my hips.

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Chronic reflux is not normal but does not mean you need surgery right away. Adjusting your diet and lifestyle is key. Surgery is usually the last option. If all you have done is take over the counter medications then it is time to get to your Doctor and likely a scope of your esophagus and stomach will be recommended. Long term untreated reflux can lead to cancer in the esophagus. Get evaluated.
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Dr. Liza H. Kunz answered:

I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is tums safe to take?

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TUMS is typically what I tell pregnant women with heartburn to start with, as it also gets you extra calcium, which is good in pregnancy unless you are at risk for kidney stones. If that doesn't help, many patients find relief with over the counter Pepcid.
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Dr. Tony T. Ho answered:

Zantac, Tums, and Cimetidine have done nothing for my wife's pains. What else could it be besides acid reflux?

Depends

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It really depends what sort of pains are going on. You didn't describe location, quality, intensity, timing...anything at all.
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Dr. Frank Pancotto answered:

Why is Acid Reflux causing me Constipation and a lot of Burping ? Can you advice me any cure ? I am taking Tums by the way. Negative for Hpylori.

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not related to constipation unless taking calcium anacids which can cause constipation
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Last night I woke up to pain in my neck, pain unlike a sore throat. Close to my chest. When I eat or swallow too. Acid reflux or heartburn? Take tums?

See a GI doctor

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Use of agents which reduce acid production in the upper GI tract may be necessary, but first you need to be examined to make sure there is no other manageable cause for these symptoms. Go see someone and get this worked out soon.
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For acid reflux can you overdose by taking nexium 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking tums and nexium

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This is far outside of the normal dosing range and is not recommended or studied at these doses. I would advise you to see your MD to hone in further on the source of your severe heartburn.
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Dr. Bernard Seif answered:

What can I use to help me with my horrible acid reflux? I try tums and all the over the counter stuff!! I need help bc I'm tired of throwing up acid!

Tums won't do it

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Please get examined by a doc. A natural approach is to use lots of DGL. DGL is licorice supplement but it has an enzyme removed that can raise BP licorice is eaten over a long period of time. Avoiding acid-forming foods can help and don't lie down right after eating. Peace and good health.
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