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I have acid relfux (acid coming up). PPIs (Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid) give dizziness and swelling in my throat. Doc won't put me on prescription. Zantac and Pepcid isn't strong enough. No h.pylori. Should I take ppi regardless of side effects?

Reflux. Have you tried strict dietary measures like avoidance of caffeine, alcohol,nicotine,spices, and greasy foods which can loosen the sphincter or valve between the stomach contents and esophagus? You could try taking gaviscon as a preventative of gerd. Sometimes symptoms are not due to acid reflux but due to bile reflux which doesn't respond to ppi's or zantac (ranitidine). Read more...
Acid reflux treatmen. The meds you listed all work by reducing the amount of acid secreted into your stomach. Why don't you take a liquid chemical base which will neutralize the acid in your mouth, esophagus & stomach. That is why you should have stayed more awake in HS chemistry class! Read more...

Have had burping/reflux excessively for several months, Nexium (esomeprazole) reduced acid, not burping. Burning stomach pain between meals, negative h pylori, 22 year old male. Terrified its stomach cancer?

Endoscopy. Did you have endoscopy, without egd it is impossible to determine the cause of your problem. See gastroenterologist. Read more...
Burning and burping. Sounds like the Nexium (esomeprazole) decreased your acid production but didn't fix the cause of your pain.It could be that your stomach has become raw(gastritis) or u may have a hiatal hernia. Stomach symptoms can be aggravated by stress.Stomach ca causes pain , bleeding, weight loss, and is most often found in older males.Check with your doc, you don't need to suffer like you are now. Read more...
Unlikely cancer. Your symptoms sound like gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), or heartburn. If Nexium (esomeprazole) works partially, you may try increasing the dose (doubling), and changing your diet a bit, to reduce spicy foods that cause acid conditions, such as alcohol, tomato products, caffeine, chocolate. Avoid eating 3 hours before bedtime. If the symptoms still persist, see a gastroenterologist. Read more...
Doubt cancer. First to allay your fears it would be exceedingly rare for you to have gastric cancer at your age. In any event if these symptoms persist would see your doctor about having an upper endoscopy. Ultrasound to rule out gallbladder problems could be a follow up study if that is negative. Read more...