acid reflux

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ok, so quick question -is there ANYONE that has had a good experience with prilosec - changing my diet several times and my hhernia still has not improved my symtpoms -I can "deal" with the pain but would like some relief or should I stay away from the dreaded PPI

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    I took prisolec for several months. There was some relief but then I was so constipated. I am off them now and living through the process of getting my healthy gut back. Good days and days I see being better.

    If one has to take a ppi, then so be it.

    It's your choice for sure.

    Make sure you are not withholding gas or eating a lot of gas producing foods.

    Monitor you BM too.

    I believe part of the motion of acid coming, or the stomach, up is that the regular process of things going down has been blocked.

    If you are over weigh and have a large abdominal area, work on it

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    As crazy as it may sound, because of what I just went through with my mom. With Acid reflux I would insist on a upper GI done.  Just to rule out any form of cancer as with my mom that was the first sign. Second was when the food felt like it was getting stuck between her neck and lungs. I tired Prilosec but caused my arms nd legs to ache. I myself use Nexium which also heals the stomach. Great now its over the counter no more having to have the doctor order it for me, so that's a good thing.  Good Luck...........


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      I take it that you are in America if you can buy Nexium OTC. It is still a prescription only medicine in the UK.

      As 20 mg Nexium costs £18.50 for 28 tablets  I now never get Nexium as doctors now prescribe the generic version esomeprazole as it only costs £3.40    


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