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Old 01-16-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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Any advice? I have acid coming up into my throat even as I type this

it feels hard to breathe. so now I can add this symptom to my list. Is there anything to stop it? I have been drinking water. I took Nexium a couple hours ago. I am afraid to lay down and go to sleep tonight.

 
Old 01-16-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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Re: Any advice? I have acid coming up into my throat even as I type this

Do you have anything else besides Nexium? Zantac or Maalox or something? Whatever you do, just relax and don't panic. The more you worry, the worse you are making your acid reflux. As far as sleeping, try to sleep in an inclined position. Like in a recliner or something. It helps with the reflux.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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Re: Any advice? I have acid coming up into my throat even as I type this

Hi Tigger, I have Zantac, but I have to chew it because I cannot swallow it. I don't have any maalox or anything like that. The acid is coming up even when I am upright. Will it stop soon? gosh, I feel so bad for you all who have this and have had this awhile. Thanks Tigger

 
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and the thing is I felt pretty good today and started thinking maybe the nexium and carafate are starting to work then tonight..BAM!! And it isn't from food because I am barely eating and what I have been eating/drinking are slim fast shakes and soup. So I am also worried that this time around the Nexium is not going to work. when I was first diagnosed a couple years ago and took it, it worked like a charm. I also did not have any symptoms of LPR back then. So many new symptoms now and so much worse this time. Acid just came up my nose. I did just chew up a Zantac tablet and am praying it will stop this acid.

 
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Thats horrible! I just finished reading messages on GERD. Its in the "digestion problems" section. And they are really gung-ho on Magnesium helping A LOT!! Im going to look into myself, but as for what you are going through right now, I can't imagine why its so bad. But, what I do believe, is that the more you worry, the worse its going to get. Please try to relax and take some deep, cleansing breaths. Find a comfortable position to recline in and distract yourself. "Sip" on water and maybe nibble on a cracker to try to "absorb" some of the acid. I hope you get better soon.
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packer,

So sorry to hear about your difficulties. Why are you on a liquid diet? Are you having problems swallowing? Is it painful for you to swallow? Does this symptom come and go?

I had it for a couple of days and it was really scary! It hurt too much to swallow anything other than soup. When I was tested several months ago my swallowing was found to be OK. I hope it still is??? I have the lump in the throat feeling all the time and it bugs me. It itches and burns terribly, making my eyes water and causing me to cough and/or choke.

I hope you'll find some relief.
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Hi Flower,
I have not been able to sleep all night. I am having horrible esophagus pain and acid. I closed my eyes and fell asleep and just woke up gasping on my acid. I really am terrified especially because of the chest back esophagus pain. It is as if my esophagus has holes in it and the acid is spraying out. I know this sounds awful but it is exactly how I feel. I am such a coward but this is so scary.

 
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The reason that zantac and other immediate relief tablets don't work (they are for temporary relief and need to be constantly replenished after they are taken) is that the acid reflux needs to be neutralized and you will need to take a product like prilosec (omeprazole) to reduce the production of acid. this is taken on a one tablet per day dose for 14 days. This long term therapy will offer you relief. If you do not find relief from this and nothing else works, I suggest visiting a physican or GI specialist so he can see if you have a chronic problem.

 
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I had already been taking prilosec twice per day with no relief. I have been taking Nexium and carafate since last Friday with no relief, well I do better in the day but at night it is horrible and the acid doesn't quit. I see my GI doc at 10am which I am sure all he will say is I need a scope which is fine cause I know I need it, I am just worried what the result will be, i know it isn't good. and to top it off i am without insurance. If you read my posts djr you will see that I DO have a chronic problem and have been scoped two years ago. Diagnosis: erosive esophagitis, GERD, small hiatal hernia. however, I did not have the LPR symptoms that so many here are experiencing but I do now.

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Not sure if this will help at all but at times I will use the rolaids multi symptom, sometimes it works sometimes it don't, my friend swears by galvaston(hope spelled right) I may indeed give that a shot myself. Of course the key is to find something that will give long lasting effects. Good luck!

 
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djr,

I too have been on Nexium for about five months now. I believe that instead of helping it's making everything worse! I don't know how or why. I don't taste ANY acid but the stuff keeps coming up. I guess it's become chronic. I was told my symptoms would get worse on stopping the PPI. I was promised a referral to a specialist. I am still waiting for that. I believe the cause of my reflux to be one or more of my prescription drugs.

 
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I found after while the nexium made things alittle more painful for me. My doctor just told me she has had other patients who have said the same. I believe it was just to strong for me to take. Good luck

 
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thanks, Sammy.

Maybe this drug is not right for me. I guess I'll have to wait until I see the new doctor. I hope it will be soon! Until then, it's 40mg Nexium every day.

 
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Okay Sammy and Flowergirl, thank you for your help and I want to say that I just got back from seeing my GI doc and I will be scheduled for an endo but he was adamant that I do not have Baretts or worse. Don't ask me how he can feel that way without a look see but I did feel reassurance from him ..praise God for that. I also ask him why Nexium is not working and acid is coming up and he told me that stuff will still come up but it is not acid!?? He said Nexium takes care of that. I so wanted to tell him about you all on this board and how alot of us have the same things. But you know that would have opened a can of worms. I just don't know what to think now but at least I am getting checked although down the line it will cause me more stress since I must pay myself and I have no money

 
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I know having to pay for it yourself will be a financial struggle - but at least you will finally have some peace of mind and that is priceless.

 
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