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is this gerd?
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:45:41 PM »
So for the past month, ive been having bad digestive issues. My symptoms are burning pain 1 in above belly button that sometimes spreads to my chest, dull aching pain 1in above belly button, feeling full after small meal, lots of gas, gurgling of stomach, difficult to swallow food and water, sometimes food gets stuck in chest and cause chest pain. Can anyone help me out?
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 10:46:57 PM »
Also i have diarrhea 3 times a day and mucus which i think is ibs
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 10:49:46 PM »
This totally sounds like Gerd. Have you tried antacids to relieve it? If antacids relieve your symptoms, it's Gerd.
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 10:56:34 PM »
I have taken prilosec for 14 days but the burning pain came back right after i finished it. I also took zantac 150 but i still do get the burning pain after taking it but not as bad
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 11:02:24 PM »
Yeah, it does come back sometimes. The good thing is that it does work for you. Maybe you might want to check with your doctor about it. I have heard of people who are on Prilosec (or like) long term, but I do think you must be under a doctor's care for it.
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 11:08:03 PM »
Do you have gerd? If so, what were your symptoms and are you taking anything for it?
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 11:30:09 PM »
Yep, and have had all the same symptoms as you. I take the Walmart brand of Omeprazole (Prilosec). I have done as long as three 2-week treatments at a time. I sometimes have to do another round a few months later. If I have some reflux in between, I use Tums.
I have not been DX formally, btw. But when I first tried the Omeprazole about a year ago, it worked like a charm so I knew that's what it was.
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 11:53:31 PM »
Also, keep in mind that many experience rebound acid reflux because rarely are you told that you should actually taper off.

I read about a study that up to 40% of participants experienced rebound acid hyper secretion- some had such strong acid reflux, that it was either worse than when they started or an entirely new set of symptoms.

Today, I experienced burning in my chest but it was due to anxiety. I thought "wow, I feel good today" and then that thought went to "what if I get sick?" to uh oh, I'm getting sick. Then BAM! Chest burning.

If you didnt mention that chest burning, I'd say gastritis because I can relate to all other symptoms.
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 12:03:57 AM »
That's true. Since you are stopping the acid pumps in your stomach when you're taking Omeprazole, when they get turned on again full force, it stands to reason you'd have a lot of acid. Tapering off seems like the smart thing to do. I don't think that is listed on the package, either on the OTC kind.
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Re: is this gerd?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 12:46:15 AM »
Yea im also thinking that its rebound reflux since it got worse after finishing prilosec.
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