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Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Julie Stevens
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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.

Dr. Julie Stevens
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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.

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 more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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The only time my acid reflux ease up is when i force myself to puke and then take tums, i've tried other pills and they did not work, is that normal?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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The only time my acid reflux ease up is when i force myself to puke and then take tums, i've tried other pills and they did not work, is that normal?

Stopinducing: Get a GI GI consultation. Stop inducing vomiting. The is medicine for reflux and medicine to relax the GI tract- get an opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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I just started weekly b-12 shots for severely low b-12 numbers. I have acid reflux. Is it ok to take Tums or pepto bismol while getting the injections?

Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
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I just started weekly b-12 shots for severely low b-12 numbers. I have acid reflux. Is it ok to take Tums or pepto bismol while getting the injections?

Yes, however...: It is perfectly fine to use tums 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 more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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Suffers from chronic acid reflux.takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac but didn't help much. get scoped?

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Suffers from chronic acid reflux.takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac but didn't help much. get scoped?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. You need to take a lot of it for DGL to be effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Tony Ho
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Zantac, tums, and cimetidine have done nothing for my wife's pains. What else could it be besides acid reflux?

Dr. Tony Ho
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Zantac, tums, and cimetidine have done nothing for my wife's pains.  What else could it be besides acid reflux?

Depends: It really depends what sort of pains are going on. You didn't describe location, quality, intensity, timing...Anything at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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Can I take tums if I've taken Pepto and Prilosec tonight? I have acid reflux and have had worse bloating today than normal. I take Prilosec daily.

Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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Can I take tums 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

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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!

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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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: 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

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