I have had Reflux, taking Nexium and having pain at my shoulder joint, so anyone have the same ?

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Anyone has Zline irregular? Anyone has Ph study test? Anyone try to use another way of antacid to control Reflux? Thanks for sharing.

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    Hi, I don't know what Zline is for. What I take is lanzoprazole 30mg in the morning before breakfast and Zantac before bedtime. I would only have to take Zantac for 2 weeks , I take the lanzoprazole regularly ot control acid/reflux. Yes, I do have shoulder pain and it travels tthrough to my left uper arm. I just apply heat pad and i have it for 2 weeks now.The reason I don't seem to understand ,I took Ibufrofen to combat the pain and it helped me , do keep in mind that I am not suggesting you do the same as ibuprofen is a contraindication for any GI issues, such as ulcers or what might have you.

    A gentle massage helped me too.

    Take care for now.

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      Thanks 1Diamond Owl. I am taking Zantac at night now but I stop Omeprazole I should have it again for last night I forget to take Zantac it gives me pain lower part of between the chest bones. So thanks a lot and I will put heat pad . Hope you well and how long have you had Reflux?
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    The z-line is the junction between the oesophagus and the stomach. It is rarely regular and can be all sorts of shapes. Irregular z-line is mentioned as biopsies could mistaenly be taken below the z-line returning results that look like cardial meatplasia and could be mistaken foe Barrett's.

    I have had the 24 hour pH manometry test. You may read about it in my blog on my personal website www ChrisRob co uk. Select "manometry" from the drop down menu beneath the "Barretts" tab.

    Shoulder pain is one of those referred pain peculiarities of reflux, If you must use ibuprofen, you may find it better applied as gel to the affected area rather than ingesting a tablet. Like other NSAIDs, inuprofen can produce excess acid. Otherwise you're pretty much limited to paracetamol though co-codamol in UK {which has a small amount of codeine in the mix) is stronger (if you tolerate codeine). Not sure whether it;s available in US and if so, what it's called. (I'm guessing you may be from across the pond?)

    Over 15 years, I used various different PPIs - omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, as well as H2 blockers - ranitidine and Gaviscon as well as the reactive antacids - Rennie, Tums. The most effective acid suppressants are the PPIs. They are all as effective as each other when taken in equivalent dose but some are tolerated by some patinets better than others. I was on omeprazole most of the time ending up on very high dose 80mg before having redfux reduction surgery (Nissen fundoplication) rendering me med free.

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      Thanks Barretts for sharing this with me.

      I have appointment in the mid of this month to have another test PH study. I dont use iburopen. I use panamax and very limited. I dont want to use Gaviscon for it has espatham which may cause cancer too. I stop omeprazole for I still suffer bouts of reflux at midnight. I sleep with three pillows and underneath my bed is two bricks. I aslo eat little but gives me uncomfortable feeling and I cant sleep. I am trying to drink soya milk the formula for toddler because I am afraid too much med and chemical will cause Kidney failure. I am not young anymore smile I am living in Australia.We have pandeine. Can you tell me what do they find you after PH test? Is it too much acid or too little acid?

      Thanks for sharing.

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      I've never heard of espatham nor any ingredients of Gaviscon that are linked to cancer. Gaviscon is made from seaweed and as such has as natural a provenence as many phto drugs that haven't been submitted to the rigorus research and testing demanded of drug manufacture.

      I  don't know panamax, but guessing it's probably what in UK is sold as Panadol extra which is paracetamol based.

      I think you are being over worried about the effects of drugs. They do far more good than harm.

      The 24hr pH test provides many readings of acid levels. In a normal, at rest, stomach it should be around 4 and drop to around 1 as required. My own pH test showed a pH of around 1 most of the time and a DeMeester score (calculated from exposure times to excess acidity etc) of 179 - when the normal readings should show 14.7 and anything over is considered hyperacidic. 

       

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      I read in the pack it says contains espatham but may be in Australia they put it in but not in Uk. With PH study, it needs to stay away from Nexium or any antacids for 7 days at least prior to the test, how did you cope without med? 

       

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