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I have GERD and anxiety, is it normal to feel ill if I get hungry?

I have GERD and anxiety, is it normal to feel ill if I get hungry?

More acid?: Increased gastric acid often accompanies hunger which may exacerbate your gerd--check with your doc about an antiacid. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Meloxicam is an aspirin? Does it is dangerous im taking it for 2 years now one times a day 15 mg. Does GERD have sympts like u easly get hungry?

Meloxicam is an aspirin? Does it is dangerous im taking it for 2 years now one times a day 15 mg. Does GERD have sympts like u easly get hungry?

Mobic (meloxicam) & Aspirin: Mobic (Meloxicam) is an NSAID like Celebrex, (celecoxib) Motrin, Aleve, Diclofenac, etc. Has your kidney function been checked regularly these past 2 years?
Normally folks aren't hungry with GERD symptoms. Usually complain of nausea, indigestion, burning in throat, and chest, etc. Unfortunately taking NSAIDs predisposes you to GERD symptoms. Try to keep NSAID use to bare minimum. ...Read more

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Do I have gerd? I have a sore throat, I feel like I have more syliva and I feel sometimes like there's food in my throat. I get hungry and no vomit

Do I have gerd? I have a sore throat, I feel like I have more syliva and I feel sometimes like there's food in my throat. I get hungry and no vomit

This might be GERD: The feelings you are having are possible signs of gerd, albeit some are not the "cardinal" typical signs (i.e. Heartburn, regurgitation). One way of testing is to take a medication like Prilosec otc for a full 3 months to see if it has any impact on your symptoms. An alternative is to go to a GI md and get testing. ...Read more

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I seem to get hunger pains and pains in my upper stomach, is this usually from gerd?

I seem to get hunger pains and pains in my upper stomach, is this usually from gerd?

Some possibilities.: Consider a discussion with your doctor about checking for Helicobacter pylori infection if you have stomach pain or GERD that fails to respond to therapy after a trial with PPI medication and more frequent, smaller meals. This can be a source of persistent GERD and it is curable with antibiotics. Your hiatus hernia may be the issue. Hiatus hernias of sufficient size can benefit from surgical tx. ...Read more

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I feel kind of full and hungry at the same time I don't feel no pain or symptoms is this normal or can this be a sign of bloating can relate to my gerd?

I feel kind of full and hungry at the same time I don't feel no pain or symptoms is this normal or can this be a sign of bloating can relate to my gerd?

GERD: Reflux pain can mimic the pain we experience when we are hungry, so it is important to know which is happening to be able to treat effectively. If you feel full and 'hungry' at the same time, this sounds more like symptoms of GERD ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant. I have gerd. I experienced weakness, dizziness, breathless, cannot concentrate when hungry or after eating, what is this?

Vitamin deficiencies: People with gerd, especially those taking antacids or Prilosec are prone to vitamin B12 and other deficiencies, which can cause the symptoms you describe. Blood test for vitamin B12 is not very reliable; if your level is less than 400 (rather than 200, which is what the labs say) you are probably deficient. Taking Prilosec also lowers magnesium level and can contribute to migraines
migralex doc. ...Read more

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I have GERD and taking up geltazine abd ranitidine. Why do I feel dizzy and stomach pain when im hungry or after eating. I'm so dizzy today?

I have GERD and taking up geltazine abd ranitidine. Why do I feel dizzy and stomach pain when im hungry or after eating. I'm so dizzy today?

Weak antacids: Dizziness has many, many causes. Before addressing that, both geltazine and ranitidine are fairly weak antacids. Stomach pain after meals can be a symptom of inflammation of the stomach or ulcer disease. These conditions can also give the feeling of hunger. A stronger antacid like Prilosec may help. Your other symptoms suggest you may suffer from anxiety. Poor oral intake may be causing dizziness. ...Read more

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I'm a male 22 and whenever I get really hungry my heartburn flares up so bad that over the counter heartburn medicine doesn't work.

Maybe time to see...: ...your local Gastroenterology specialist who can advise what treatment and evaluation are in order. Sounds like the OTC products you've tried are no longer reliably effective. ...Read more

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When I get hungry I feel the hunger sensation in my upper abdomen and it grumbles there too when I'm hungry what is it I don't think it's heartburn?

When I get hungry I feel the hunger sensation in my upper abdomen and it grumbles there too when I'm hungry what is it I don't think it's heartburn?

Stomach: That is your stomach releasing gastric juices and churning in anticipation of being fed. The sensation is called hunger pains. ...Read more

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I'm 35. Recently loss weight, have heartburn, feels hungry all but don't have appetite. When I eat, gets full quickly. Also suffers difficulty sleepin?

Several possibilitie: But the most likely involve gi irritation.
Esophagitis
Scar tissue of the esophagus
Ulcer

Many other possibilities including tumor.
I a cot diagnose prescribe or treat without being there but I can give general info. ...Read more

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I have started to experience heartburn when hungry, and for a short time after eating. Is this significant/ any OTC remedies? Thanks

I have started to experience heartburn when hungry, and for a short time after eating. Is this significant/ any OTC remedies? Thanks

Omeprazole: You can try Omeprazole 20 mg 30 minutes before breakfast. If you notice improvement over next 2-3 weeks, then you should see your primary doctor to discuss more about long term use / benefit / risk of this medication. Meanwhile stop taking any pain killer if you have been taking recently (like ibuprofen). You may need to be tested for h pylori bacterial infection your stomach. ...Read more

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Why do I get heart burn when I'm hungry?

Why do I get heart burn when I'm hungry?

Hunger: Triggered by an empty unprotected stomach and increases in acid production can cause more heartburn. ...Read more

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When I eat just a little bit I get so full but I'm still hungry so I eat then I feel like I'm going to vomit and then I get heart burn?

When I eat just a little bit I get so full but I'm still hungry so I eat then I feel like I'm going to vomit and then I get heart burn?

See your PCP ASAP: Please call your pcp as soon as possible & follow his/ her recommendations. It seems that the food you are eating is moving very slowly through your esophagus, stomach and intestine. That may be the reason that you are feeling full early and feel like vomiting. Since the food is backing up, it may be causing reflux, leading to heartburn.Thanks. ...Read more

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I have fatigue for last two weeks along with bloating and heartburn... Even when I'm hungry I eat a meal it's burns then I feel overly full and bloat?

I have fatigue for last two weeks along with bloating and heartburn... Even when I'm hungry I eat a meal it's burns then I feel overly full and bloat?

See GI: Sounds like you may have some form of GERD possibly. See the GI doctor as they will be able to help diagnose and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have a hungry feeling my stomach when I'm not hungry, bad indigestion and heartburn, and burning feeling in my stomach?

Why do I have a hungry feeling my stomach when I'm not hungry, bad indigestion and heartburn, and burning feeling in my stomach?

Drink lots of water: You are probably just dehydrated, make sure that are constantly staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water. ...Read more

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Increased appetite (constant hunger pangs) excessive burping and gas. And occasional Heartburn for last 2 weeks. I'm 23 male. What could this be?

Increased appetite (constant hunger pangs) excessive burping and gas. And occasional Heartburn for last 2 weeks. I'm 23 male. What could this be?

Dyspepsia: It could be irritation of the stomach lining from an ulcer, something you ate / medication you take or stress. Try ranitidine 75 mg twice a day for 2 weeks. If that doesn't help then see your doctor. Also take a probiotic daily to help with gas. ...Read more

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Everything gives me heartburn!!! eating food, being hungry, lying down, randomly throughout the day... I also recently started burping tons. What can be the cause, n what shud I do?

Everything gives me heartburn!!! eating food, being hungry, lying down, randomly throughout the day... I also recently started burping tons. What can be the cause, n what shud I do?

Gi distress: Get tested for H pylori - a bacteria that is associated with gastritis and needs antibiotics to resolve. Consider food intolerances like dairy, gluten, soy, to check for intolerances you avoid foods with the inciting agent for a week (i.e., no dairy or no gluten wheat products, challah for a week) and see if it improves. Do it sequentially, one week no dairy, one week no soy. F/u/ w/ GI ...Read more

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Why do I always feel hungry and with heartburn in the morning? I barely drink anything acidic. Even after eating I feel hungry.

Why do I always feel hungry and with heartburn in the morning? I barely drink anything acidic. Even after eating I feel hungry.

If not pregnant...: ...distinguish inflammatory (ulcer, small bowel disease, gallbladder/ biliary problem, pancreatitis, uti), structural (partial obstruction, extrinsic impression against the gut (adhesions, superior mesenteric artery syndrome), functional (gastroparesis, irritable bowel), GERD, anxiety, much more. A thorough exam and some directed imaging studies & labs should provide your answer. ...Read more

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So I had a bite of apple and it made me wany to vomit dnt have any heartburn and feel hungry could this be from gallblader I have surgery in a week?

So I had a bite of apple and it made me wany to vomit dnt have any heartburn and feel hungry could this be from gallblader I have surgery in a week?

Maybe: If you have been having gallbladder attacks more frequently, sometimes even healthy foods can cause symptoms like nausea or abdominal pain. If it's been difficult for you to eat, the hunger pains may mean you're hungry! Ask your doctor if they can prescribe anti-nausea medication before surgery ...Read more

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Woke up in the middle of the night and had a metallic taste in mouth and hungry. Had a heartburn but went away with water. Is this a sign of pregnanc?

Woke up in the middle of the night and had a metallic taste in mouth and hungry. Had a heartburn but went away with water. Is this a sign of pregnanc?

Only if: These would be a sign of pregnancy only if you have had unprotected sex around your time of ovulation and you have missed at least one period. Take a home pregnancy test to see. ...Read more

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