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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
Is it okay to take singulair (montelukast) and B12 vitamins while using lysteda and pantoprazole I am taking pantoprazole for GERD and lysteda for heavy menstral but i feel really weak
According : According to drugs.Com, there is only one interaction to worry about from these four medications. Because of its acid suppression, Pantoprazole can cause decreased absorption of vitamin b12, though the likelihood of this actually causing a significant deficiency is unknown. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause anemia. If you have been feeling weak lately, you may want to give your doctor a call. They may want to check you for anemia or evaluate you for other causes of weakness or fatigue such as thyroid disorders. Good luck! ...Read more
I want to add vitamin B12 to my daily regimen but I take Prilosec everyday for gerd. What kind of dose should I take for energy/heart health?
Vitamin B12: You can take oral vitamin B12 of 1, 000mcg daily. It's not necessarily helpful for energy or heart health, especially if you are not B12 deficient. Prilosec when used for a very long time can cause B12 deficiency. Prilosec should be taken about 30 minutes before meal, and should not be taken together with vitamin B12 as it can decrease the absorption of b12. ...Read more
Can I take 400mg of vitamin E for Restless leg cramps in my legs? I have GERD will taking it increase acidity ?
Vitamin E: I'm not sure of the strength of the clinical evidence showing effectiveness of Vitamin in RLS. However, regarding your question about Vitamin E and worsening of GERD, I have not been made adware of GERD exacerbation from 400 units per day of Vitamin E. That being said, being a fat soluble, vitamin E is best absorbed from the GI tract if taken with a meal containing some fat. ...Read more
I have GERD , Vegan and I want to take multivitamins& minerals ,omega 3 , iron b12 and calcium and vitamin D. Will my GERD become worse ?
Your doc can give: You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use dgl, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health. Apple cider vinegar is fine bt please make sure you use the "with the mother" on the label (peelings). Dilute w/water. Peace and good health.. ...Read more