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Why do I have such horrible heartburn after I take vitamin at night?

Why do I have such horrible heartburn after I take vitamin at night?

Avoid bedtime intake: For relief of gerd, avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals (& yes even vitamins!) before bed. Doctor can distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, & assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's). ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Why when I take my vitamins now do they give me heartburn? They never have before..

Burning Vitamins: Please answer the following questions and I will advise: 1. What Vitamins? 2. Do the vitamins hurt while passing through the swallowing tube.? 3. Does food or liquids get stuck while going down the swallowing tube? 4. Did you ever have an episode where food would not go down. 5. Do you have any nausea? I await your answers . Dr. A ...Read more

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Can Deficiency of Vitamin B12 & D cause heartburn, burps and acid reflux ?

Can Deficiency of Vitamin B12 & D cause heartburn, burps and acid reflux ?

Well: Most people with pernicious anemia or atrophic gastritis will not absorb vitamin b12. The stomach symptoms you describe could be related to gastritis. However the deficiency of vitamin D should not cause your symptoms. Good luck, please see your doctor for more testing and answers ...Read more

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Can 500 mg of daily vitamin c cause acid reflux? Ive noticed more heartburn since i started taking vitamin c. Not sure if its related or coincidental

Can 500 mg of daily vitamin c cause acid reflux? Ive noticed more heartburn since i started taking vitamin c. Not sure if its related or coincidental

Vitamin C: & reflux is possible. Please take C w/food and see if that helps. Consider using a powder form of C. See your doc for proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. Take C in a.m. & p.m. It only lasts about 12 hours in the body. ...Read more

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Can deficiency of vitamin B12 and d cause indigestion?

Can deficiency of vitamin B12 and d cause indigestion?

Yes.: The symptoms of B12 deficiency can be quite subtle, but GI upset, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, etc do occur. Sore tongue, weakness, and neurological problems are more common. B12 deficiency is an unlikely cause of indigestion, however, with many other causes being more likely. ...Read more

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Extremely foul b.O. From stomach? & mild heartburn. Bloodwork/colonoscopy normal. Not hygiene issue. Vitamins/supplmts, colon cleanse didn't work.

Extremely foul b.O. From stomach? & mild heartburn. Bloodwork/colonoscopy normal.  Not hygiene issue.  Vitamins/supplmts, colon cleanse didn't work.

Reflux: You may be suffering from gastroesophageal reflux. This is a condition where the stomach acid level is high, causing gas and sometimes even halitosis ( bad breath). Try a trial of over the counter prilosec, 1 tablet every morning before breakfast, and see if you notices difference in 2weeks. Otherwise, seek the advice of a dietician for diet modification and your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Having night sweats everyday since I began to take vitamin C supplements. Could taking vitamin C be the cause or should I check other factors?

Having night sweats everyday since I began to  take vitamin C supplements. Could taking vitamin C be the cause or should I check other factors?

Look elsewhere: Hi. Anything in high enough level can be toxic, but that's not likely for vitamin C. New onset night sweats is not normal and should be evaluated by a physician. It could be something as simple as the heater is on too high or you're using too many blankets, but also consider inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, and metabolic causes. I don't think it's the vitamin C. ...Read more

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Do I have to take a prescription prenatal vitamin?

Do I have to take a prescription prenatal vitamin?

No.: No ! they are cuter but not better for you. Don't break the bank on these- a generic or over the counter prenatal is fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


Nocturnal (Definition)

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