You would be suprised what meds and vitamins you can be taking that start acid reflux. My vitamins are causing this. I went off the vitamins for awhile and the reflux went away. Then I started the vitamins and walla the acid reflux is back. Now I need to take my Prevacid again. Grrrrh! I am upset about this. But what can we do?
Is Toprol XL a beta blocker? I do know that most beta blockers can weaken the sphincter valve at the top of the stomach, aggravating heartburn. I'm supposed to take metoprolol (a beta blocker) for my heart arrhythmia, but have GERD and daily reflux even though I'm on Nexium. I'm afraid to start taking the metoprolol, even though I'd like to use it to make my heartbeat irregularities less of a problem.
Toprol is a beta blocker. It's the only new thing I am on and so I am betting that is the culprit. I appreciate everyone's answers. It has made me sure that it is caused from Toprol.
Just as a side note - I started on Metoprolol (the generic) and it caused jaw pain and sleeplessness (that was horrible!). I switched to Toprol and now I sleep great and no pain at all. So not all drugs are created equal - generic or not.