Re: Hiatus Hernia - Loss of appetite
Was a scope done to diagnose these problems? And your stomach ok? It is possible to use an H2 blocker like Zantac (ranitidine) along with omeprazole. Also, can use a liquid antacid as needed to coat the esophagus and stomach and neutralize the acid. Make sure you do all the usual things for a hiatal hernia and GERD, like head of bed elevated, no food 2 hrs. before bed, don't lie down right after a meal, cut out smoking, caffeine, wear loose clothing around waistline, etc. Please check with your Dr. at least by phone to get the ok on those 2 over the counter medications. He may also let you raise the dose of omeprazole at first until your symptoms are under better control.