Adding in ranitidine

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Hi all,

I have been diagnosed with reflux, LPr to be specific. The last week or so I've been having some increased symptoms, I think down to stress which I'm working on but I read somewhere about adding in an extra dose of over the counter ranitidine on top if my lansoprazole can be beneficial. Does anyone else do this? Are there any negative effects of doing this? I have an appointment with my GP but I was wondering if this could help tide me improve symptoms in the short term?

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    Antacids like ranitidine and lansoprazole only mask symptoms. They also contain aluminum that causes Alzheimer. Drink a large amount of water to dilute and wash the hydrochloric acid in stomach back down. Eat more green leafy vegetables, they are rich in Vitamin K to help heal your damaged stomach lining.

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    hi yes I take both and no Ill affect from it apart from I get a little constipation just just make sure you eat a good balanced diet plenty fresh vegetables and fruits you can tolerate . comments like ppis only mask the problems is not very helpful when your already stressed! I get symptoms because of stress I cant do anything about I have to care for my adult daughter who as very severe Epilepsy ive often asked for advice on here about whats best to take and get negative comments so I mostly ask my doctor who told me I can take both hope this is some help to you

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      thanks, maybe I'll just try it as a temporary measure. I too get reflux from stress and anxiety so it's a vicious circle. the more stress, the more reflux, then the more reflux, the more stress. if I can get that under control maybe I'll reduce my stress enough to manage without it after. even if it just given my poor throat a short break it would be good! xx

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