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Tums And Acid Reflux
Having localized pain in waves in left flank, not intensen but still painful, tired, taking tums,every night to stop acid reflux? is this the cause? when should i consider the ER
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Im drinking with friends, but its inflaming my acid reflux, i dont usually get this issue but tonight its pretty strog, is it safe to take a tums?
Sure: Your physician can suggest options. Drink sensibly. ...Read more
Suffers from chronic acid reflux.takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac (ranitidine) but didn't help much. get scoped?
I am on Nexium and Ranitidine for acid reflux. Is it ok to also take Tums on need basis like 1 to 3 tablets a day or so?
Zantac, (ranitidine) tums, and cimetidine have done nothing for my wife's pains. What else could it be besides acid reflux?
Is it ok to take 2 or 3 Tums a day when already taking Nexium(40mg) in the morning and Ranitidine (300 mg) at night for acid reflux?
Yes: yes, but see your doctor because the other medications should be treating your problem. If not, then something else may be going on. ...Read more
Acid Reflux, terrible chest pain that's radiating to my back! Pepcid (famotidine) isn't helping and neither are tums. What OTC medicine can help with this?
The only time my acid reflux ease up is when i force myself to puke and then take tums, (calcium carbonate) i've tried other pills and they did not work, is that normal?
I gave my almost 4 year old two tums, (calcium carbonate) he was having acid reflux. After he ate them I realized they are extra strength. He weighs 50lbs should I worry?
Relax: This will not hurt him but may provide some temporary relief. ...Read more
I just started weekly b-12 shots for severely low b-12 numbers. I have acid reflux. Is it ok to take Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto bismol while getting the injections?
Yes, however...: It is perfectly fine to use Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto bismol- these won't interfere with your treatment at all. Ironically, many with reflux (and many with low b12) have low stomach acid rather than too much! you might want to try some of the alternative approaches to treating reflux that are discussed here: http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?
Lifestyle: There may be some lifestyle issues you can modify to lessen the problems you have with reflux. The chemicals in coffee, tea & some sodas (caffeine) or it's cousin nicotine (smokers) all keep the stomach entrance from closing tightly. Removing them from your life can help.Not reclining for at least an hour after a meal or large beverage can also. ...Read more
Can I take tums (calcium carbonate) if I've taken Pepto and Prilosec tonight? I have acid reflux and have had worse bloating today than normal. I take Prilosec daily.
No interaction: You would not risk an interaction problem, but clearly you are having GI problems that are not being successfully treated - even symptomatically. Consider a full GI examination, Dx and treatment decisions. It might not result in clear answers, but it could and then life will be much nicer. Also, psychotherapy can help if anxiety is the cause. Best! ...Read more
I take Tums (calcium carbonate) every night for acid reflux.....Would it be better to have an operation? Omeprazole causes pain to my hips.
Go to your Doctor: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tightness below breastbone sometimes with acid reflux & not. Comes and goes also. told it's gerd sometimes pepcid, tums, etc don't work. suggestions?
SEE GI doc: You need to consult a GI doctor and get an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What can I use to help me with my horrible acid reflux? I try Tums (calcium carbonate) and all the over-the-counter stuff! i need help bc i'm tired of throwing up acid!
Tums (calcium carbonate) won't do it: 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. ...Read more
For acid reflux can you overdose by taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 4 or 5 times a day I have heart burn and only get temporary relief by taking Tums and Nexium (esomeprazole)
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more