Acid Reflux Medicine Not Working

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I’ve tried all of the acid reflux medicines. My doctor finally put me on a high dose of omeprazole, but, like the other medications, it only seems to be making my acid reflux worse. When I took the other medications, it felt like I dumped acid down my throat and I had breathing issues for a few days afterwards. Now that I’m taking the higher dose of the medication, I’m having the same symptoms I did with the other medications. The doctor is going to do a surgery to help stop the acid reflux. My question is why are my medications doing this to me and why are they causing the acid to burn my throat instead of preventing it?

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    Try taking a calcium/magnesium supplement that helps me very well. 

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      I tried taking magnesium, but it made my scalp feel like it was crawling (I checked for lice, there weren’t any). Will the calcium be fine on its own?
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      Hi, yes, I think it will be fine as well. I also like Aloe Vera - not for acid reflux, but for calming my stomach and digestive tract. 
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    Have you ever had a ph test to test the volume of acid in your stomach?  In the 60's and 70's doctors recognized that as we age, we produce less hydrochloric acid in our stomachs.  Now standard treatment has changed and when people have acid reflux, they are usually prescribed something to reduce stomach acid, without testing to see if that is, in fact, the problem.  If you don't produce enough stomach acid, the symptoms are exactly the same as producing too much.  You need acid to cause the sphincter from your stomach into your small intestine to open.  If you don't have enough, your sphincter doesn't open causing your stomach to bulge and the acid you do have goes back up your esophagus.  Taking either an hcl pepsin after meals or taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before meals helps to increase your hcl production.  Hope this helps you.

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    The medications may not be suiting you.  If you can tolerate milk, try that for the reflux before considering surgery.  Milk soothes the stomach.
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