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Posted by Ken Kanige on July 12, 2000 at 01:37:21:

In Reply to: Re: Reflux and I.B.S. posted by Gloria on July 10, 2000 at 22:46:46:

: : I was wondering if anyone shares these symptoms with me and what do they do for them? I was on prilosec and can not take it because of the I.B.S.! Please help! Thanks

: Jen, I'm taking Prilosec and also have IBS. What kind of side effects do you get from the Prilosec and did not these side effects go away after a while? I've started to keep a diary of the food I eat so I can see what gives me the heartburn. I do have a hiatal hernia but the doctors say that's probably not causing any problems. I've tried just about every kind of medication and even Prilosec doesn't always work - like tonight!

If your symptoms did not improve, ask your doctor for the 40 mg Prilosec, it will control severe GERD symptoms better. As for your hiatal hernia, your doctor is misinformed, if you have reflux - hiatal hernias can exacerbate the problem - this is well known. Seriously, ask for 40 mg Prilosec if the 20 mg does not control your symptoms. Moreover, you should take your Prilosec once per day to get adequate control of your symptoms. If you only take it when you think you may have problems then it is going to be less effective.
Good luck.

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