I went to see an ENT he stuck a long tube down my nose into my throat and said I have acid reflux.
He put me on medication for 6 weeks. Is this period too long?
Drug name: Omeprezaole 20mg
He said I take 1 tablet before breakfast and 1 tablet before supper and to sit upright after eating. Is that correct to way to things?
What side effects can one expect to experience? Ive just come off anti-anxiety tablets and beta blockers(which may have caused the Acid reflux) and some of the side effects I experienced from that was a dry mouth, shortness of breath, weakness.
You may not get any side effects, but since the worst side effects can occur when you try to stop taking it, think about whether you really need it. Maybe you could give yourself longer to see if some of what you experieced was caused by the other drugs (which can cause reflux) and maybe you won't need to take omeprazole. Try some of the alternative remedies first maybe. You still have the option to take the drug if you feel you need to.
i just went thru the same thing he tried me on nexium at first but it gave me terrible stomach aches so today he changed it to pantoprazole extended release. but I have terrible nausea/vomiting associated w/ my reflux so I have to take something. one thing I wanted to say you have to be careful reflux can damage your esophagus not sure which stage you have (mine is stage 3) that depends on how high it comes up the throat. my mom went untreated for years and now has narrowing of the esophagus (she's 96) and has to be really careful when eating as to not to choke. it can develop scar tissue in there too.
you can also try changing your diet to help it along. Cathy
Hi yeah you hit them all for me except I can get the nausea before I eat
Try elevating ur head 6 in at nite, don't eat after 6ish, eat small meals several times a day. I've been reading and reading. There are also ginger teas.
Chewing gum is supposed to help. Cathy