Suffering with Acid Reflux

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Does anyone else suffer with Reflux in your stomach,burping,passing gas,upper stomach be  hurting and burning.Make you feel nausea, My doctor put me on 20mg of nexium to take daily I've been taking them for a week, but I'm still having problems.So I'm going to se my Gastroenterologist next week.

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    I have allll of those exact symptoms everyday, I'm on Prilosec and no help yet. My doctor wants me to start nexium next

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    Yes, these are most of the classic symptoms most of us share.  Nexium did not work for me nor the other drug I tried.  I strongly suspect doctors do not fully understand this problem and are simple pushing the drugs the big drug companies are pushing at them.
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      I agree with you. My gastro doctor just wants to put me on the next kind of PPI there is. I hate acid reflux! it's affecting my life so much. I've already lost 20lbs. Have you found any relief ?

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      No. Although the symptoms are less now than when they first starting occuring 23 years ago. 23 years ago I was coughing contantly throughout the day, constant and painful soar throat, sinus pain, and mucous clogging my throat. Bad breath as well.  These days, the burning is minor though persistant, and I don't cough constantly though I may need to clear my throat from time to time. Sadly I still suffer from chronic bad breath which has ruined my social life. I've lost track of the number of times I've complained to a doctor about these symptoms and all I got a was a blank stare. Its only been in the last 2 years that I realised that these are all symptoms of acid reflux and I only discovered this my searching the net for the symptoms we all share. I find that dairy increases mucous production which makes the symptoms worse but I don't think is the true cause.  I've noticed that when I run a high fever the symptoms go away for 2 to 3 days before returning again after I get well, leading me to suspect that I might be carrying some sort of wrong bacteria in my gut, but that's just my theory.

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    I have these exact symptoms, plus I swear that it also causes my heart to race sometimes.  When I feel that racing feeling, I feel anxious and burp a lot...it has to be realted.  I am doing much better now and I am convinced that it was because I decided to go to a doctor who addresses the cause of reflus vs. just treating the symptoms,  after changing diet and treating with some supplements I am feeling much better.  I did NOT want to be on a PPI,  so switched to Zantac and after doing that twice a day for about 6 weeks have worked my way down to only using it when i need it.  I treated my gastritis( diagnosed from an upper endoscopy) and that took a good 2-3 months to go away, although when i eat the wrong things(for me..wine, caffeine, etc)I do get the burning back so I still have some work to do there.  I actually did take some enzymes/acid with protein meals to absorb nutrients better because when you are on Zantac it kills the stomach acid so food is not digesting properly.  Its not an easy fix and it requires time...but there is a light at the end of the tunnel....good luck!
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      i read your post and was drawn to the bit you said it makes your heart race...last night i over ate a bit. beer and dark choclate..not a great deal but when i was in bed i felt like a bubbling /shaking sensation in my left side of my chest.very difficult to describe.this also seemed to make my heart race and i was constantly overcome with a nervous feeling.it was horrible and i was sure i was gonna have a heart attack.was about 3 hours before i eventually went to sleep..woke up this mornin and it all seems to have settled down.i have had this before a few times and always the same..i spend the next day really tired and just want to sleep....can this really be linked to gerd,reflux or digestive disorders??..hopefully anyone can advise me.thanks.

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    You can reduce reflux with some life changes.

    Elevate the head of your bed 5-6 inches so that stomach contents remain in the stomach.

    Never ingest anything nearer than two hours before bedtime.

    Do not bend over at the waist.

    Avoid wearing a tight band around your chest.

    Avoid spicy foods and citrus.

    Avoid carbonated beverages.

    Take antacids like Tums.

    These will help in addition to the medication you are taking. Sadly, it takes some time.

    hugs

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    Hi,

    I suffered for many years most of my life really with all these symptoms, I've tried all the ppi meds, they worked for a while then I got symptoms back, I I was on omeprazole for about 10 years then tried nexium of which I was taking 40mg a day. It was easing the acid but I still had the reflux and all the other symptoms.

    I had tests done, 24hr PH, manometry, and camera, it showed I had small HH, and very bad acid reflux. Which if left could possibly in the future cause more problems like with acid getting into my lungs and voicebox and possible barrettes. I didn't want to risk any damage so in June I had surgery to fix it all.

    I'm still recovering as it will probably take about a year to settle down.

    The burning sensation has gone, I don't get stomach contents coming back up when I burp and I'm laying down properly in bed at night now.

    I still have a a bit of phlegm and soreness from scars, and can't eat big meals which is no bad thing, I've lost over a stone in weight since operation.

    I'm glad I did it, it's just a long slog to get back to normality, but worth it for the long term.

    It did take a long time to convince the GP to refer me and wait for NHS funding.

    Good luck.

    Margaret

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    Hi I suffered from very bad reflux for years on a daily basis. I found it could flare up anytime of the day but was especially bad when I went to bed and kept me awake for several hours. Anyway about 5 months ago I stopped drinking milk and within a week my reflux had gone. I used to drink 4 pints of milk a day which included a large glass before going to my bed which I thought would help the reflux. Little did he realise that all the dairy I was eating and drinking was causing it. Now I can eat and drink whatever I like providing it is not dairy and I never get reflux. I hope this post helps others.
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    This started for me in August. I had that tight throat feeling and was told silent reflux. Was on prilosec daily. All of a sudden I started feeling sick one day. It felt like morning sickness or car sick. Burning in my upper stomach at times. Bloated. Burping. Just very unwell. I was told to take 80 my of prilosec. I opted to do a endoscope just incase. That showed some swelling and barretts esophagus. To help with nausea I was given sucraflate to take with every meal to coat my stomach. After a few weeks the nausea went away for the most part I still have my days. Still get heart burn but if I watch what I eat it's not as bad.

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