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Old 03-02-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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After eating or drinking ANYTHING, burping up foamy liquid.

I wonder if anyone else experience this. I am currently taking Nexium 20 mg in the morning and Zantac before I go to bed. I used to take Nexium 20 mg 2x a day but that hasn't worked, so this regimen is new to me.

I wonder if my medications actually make my GERD worse. When I eat or drink something, I feel like I have to continually burp to get the globus feeling out of my throat. When I do burp, I feel foam-like liquid coming up. It doesn't burn or anything, it's just an uncomfortable feeling as I swallow it back down.

I have to add that for some reason, the reflux gets worse at night.

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Old 03-03-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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Re: After eating or drinking ANYTHING, burping up foamy liquid.

Reflux is usually worse at night because your horizontal position allows the gastric juices to flow upward into esophagus. What you are describing suggests a possible stenosis of the lower esophageal spincter. This opening tightens as a result of scarring from GERD, so saliva with air bubbles from swallowing gets stuck above the stenosis and comes back up at times. This can be pretty easily corrected by endoscopy, where they sedate you and stretch the sphincter out with a dilator or balloon. It gives you immediate releif, but sometimes has to be repeated. The stretching relief may last for a year or a few, depending on how bad your GERD is. I would talk to a GI Dr who does this procedure. Also, be sure you are doing everything that is medically recommended for treatment of GERD.

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Re: After eating or drinking ANYTHING, burping up foamy liquid.

Ladybug gave excellent advice. You need to see a specialist. I had GERD for years and finally in the past year saw a gastroenterologist who performed an upper endoscopy and found a hiatal hernia. Knowing the exact cause enables your doctor to treat GERD more effectively.

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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Re: After eating or drinking ANYTHING, burping up foamy liquid.

Not to contradict what others are saying, but did the symptome appears only after you started the Zantac with the Nexium? If so, then I would say that maybe it is related to the medication.

I'm on Zantac too (no Nexium), and I notice the need to burp a lot after eating and that the burping relieves the globus sensensation. However, I don't have any liquid come up, so I don't know if what I'm experiencing is at all like what you are experiencing.

Ladybud seems to have experienced your exact symptoms, so she may indeed be right.


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