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    Old 06-24-2008, 08:30 AM   #46
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    Re: Please someone help me i'm worried!!

    TEdwards83-- I tried Prilosec when it became available OTC because it was cheaper than Nexium. Well, this is when my acid and symptoms got out of control for me. It was just not anything near as good as Nexium or meds. that are equal. I would not recommend anyone to use this one when there are better meds. out there, UNLESS it is working for them. Consult your pharmacy or doc on the amount that you can try and what you can take to soothe you until you heal. I know that when I was on it I always had to take something else with it, Malox, Pep AC. I'm also not sure if you can do that with this drug. I did anyway and soon developed a rash on my lower legs, had a biopsy that revealed possible drug interaction, oops! Went back on the Nexium and was fine the rash went away. Don't know if there is really any relation.

    When I get as you are describing I have to change meds and be strict with everything and it still takes me a month to heal. There is also rebound reflux that happens when you go off PPI's as you did and the acid reaction is worse than going on the PPI's in the first place. When you heal and later want to cut back I would do it by an every other day dose, this was recommended to me in the beginning. I of course wouldn't try this without my doctors advice. Things also change and progress to worse symptoms and adjustments need made accordingly. Hope that helps a little. FLFLOWERGIRL

    ccelindano1--I can only tell you that it sounds like regurgitation because you describe what I do. This is what I was told and my problem is due to a HH and weak valve. The doctor told me that PPI's do not really work on this. They do help a little though. I do not get the sour taste (probably because we are on acid reducing drugs), unless I reflux which is different from regurg. You really need to stop worrying about this so much as it makes it much worse. The feelings that we get (symptoms) are much worse than the DX itself in most cases. It is usual for it to take months to get into a specialist. So if you can no longer tolerate your symptoms see your PCP. It takes a while to get better and will only happen if you work with it doing ALL that you can do and even then it can be difficult to control at times. Maybe your valve is really weak. Tight clothing should also be avoided and bending over or laying down 3 hours after eating. I don't know what else to tell you. Good luck to you and keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL

     
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    Old 06-24-2008, 09:41 AM   #47
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    Hi Flowergirl, i appreciate your advise, please keep in touch and be strong with me threw this! i will help you also.. i'm just only 23 and scared, i understand everything you are saying, i actually don't lay down 3 hours after i eat, or bend over and still get the fluid feeling by just standing up and when i burp after i eat regurgitated food comes up, do you get exactly the same in that respect? even when standing.. do you have msn by any chance so we can chat more their or we can just talk here, so are you american? i know this is so hard for me, the valve must be so weak.. but i have been taking the PPI's for 6 days now and still no change in getting better, is this long enough? i want to really know what can it be at its worst? i'm 23 and have had a scope last year which found reflux in my oesopigus.. my doctor told me the BIG C doesnt happen at your age, and it is not that, i get full very quickly after i eat to, bloated do you get this also? if i had private health insurance which i don't because i am unable to work at the moment i would of got everything private which i can't, so now i could be waiting 2 months just to see my GI doctor! is their any other advice how i can force a scope quickly? i have tried everything, and i know this is making things worse.. thankgod i am not the only one who gets the fluid feeling after eating, is that how you describe it? or is it part of regurgitation? everyone i would tell about it would look at me like i am mad, and i am not thats the only way i can describe it! i used to get it in the past over big meals, but now i get it after even a sandwich do you know why this is? does a Hernia or an Ulcer cause the symptoms we are describing aswell.. i hear both can, 2 weeks ago my blood work was normal and chest xray normal, when i last saw my GI for a follow up he said he didnt want to do another scope for 2 years which i was not happy with, so he put me on these meds i am taking that i have told you about, which i keep taking with no difference to my symptoms, so now my doctor who i have told is writing and faxing over a letter to my GI's secutery to tell her their's no improvement with meds, and things are feeling worse and to get me to be seen quickly when they can see me basically.. do you think this will convince him to finally give me another scope? or do you think he will be annoying again even with this being so bad for me, and say try these new meds.. i have tried so many meds i just can't surely i am within my rights common sense should say he would change his opinion being that they arent doing anything and say well we will do another scope for you what do you think?

     
    Old 06-24-2008, 01:42 PM   #48
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    Be patient and wait to see your GI doc. Prehaps it is not the scope that you need since you just had it recently. My doc didn't think this was necessary for me either since I just saw him a year ago and had the Endo at that time. There are also other diagnostic tests to check the valve and stomach emptying and blood work can also be done to test for other things. FLFLOWERGIRL

     
    Old 06-25-2008, 08:56 AM   #49
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    what exactly are these other tests to check if the stomach is emptying properly and the valve? and does the GI doc order these tests, not the GP! my GP is a letter slow and stubborn, day 8 on meds still nothing.. feels worse when i ate my roll today i felt so heavy, even when swollowing felt hard at times to go down, i don't know its because of my worry or because bread is hard anyway and bits are natural to get abit stuck! now i have noticed just under my chest where it joins with the stomach a red painful patch, i don't know if this is something to do with my problems or its just seperate.. what are the chances seriously that something serious has happened within a year of my endoscopy? my doctor says that the big C doesnt happen at my age would you agree with him?

     
    Old 06-25-2008, 06:02 PM   #50
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    cc--The GI orders the tests and I forget the names, maybe someone else here can chime in and tell you. It has been years since I had those and there are several different ones.

    Bread is always a hard one for many people even without problems because it does want to stick. I think this is normal.

    If the rash is persistent then you should see a dermatologist and have a biopsy. You could also be having a drug interaction.

    At your age the chances are slim that there is something progressively wrong. I do agree with your doctor on this one. FLFLOWERGIRL

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    Old 06-26-2008, 04:59 AM   #51
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    Hi i went to see my doctor again, he said i have a skin infection, the red patch on my skin, and thats its nothing bad.. he said its not from the tablets, he also examined me properly and couldnt find anything wrong, i just have to wait now to see the GI doctor again, and try get another scope, and a few other tests.

     
    Old 06-26-2008, 05:19 AM   #52
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    i had to chest xrays this year, one was in feb which i payed for privatly.. i was told to get one by the doc because of an on going cough! 2 weeks ago i went hospital got blood work and was told to have a chest xray again because if their's a stomach problem it can show in the xray, 4 days later i notice the red patch, i am wondering how likely is it, that its to do with the xray? the radiation i duno i'm just worried.. before had i told the doc in the hospital that i had one earlier in the year and would it matter to get another one now she said no.. she said if u had 25 i would worry.. but 2 is ok, but am i thinking silly? this cannot happen surely, its gota be from something else, my doctor said my GP told me that its nothing to do with the chest xray, he said i'm sure it isnt! which means he's positive don't it?

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    Old 06-26-2008, 05:24 AM   #53
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    Hi,I am sorry you are suffering. I know what you mean about the liquid feeling I get that up in my throat. I do call it that because its the best way to describe it. Its like liquid is just sitting in the back of your throat. I have
    regurgitation almost all day long. So I got the scope they found gastritis,hiatel hernia and some stomach polyps. I am waiting on my biobsy results and other results. Dr said to take Prilosec otc and it has helped alot. I hate taking the meds but it does make a huge difference. Also the worrying is very bad for the acid reflux. It will make it so much worse. I suggest trying the best you can to get your mind of it. Take a hot bath,meditate go for a walk etc.... I also try to stick to a low acid diet. Just search for it on the computer and you will find one. I dont have much problems with white foods. Do not eat any thing fatty or with tomato sauce... Well I hope your feeling better. Dont worry

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    Old 06-27-2008, 08:50 AM   #54
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    Hi everyone i am still so worried because i am on tablets for my indigestion issues.. and their not doing nothing i have been on 30mg of lansoprazole for 2 weeks and domperdone 10 mg at the same time, after i eat i get trapped air in my chest, alot of belching, but feels stuck.. its so uncomfortable.. wierd taste in my mouth.. can taste the food the following day from the day before.. among all the other problems i get with it, i have been to my doctor and told him he told me to finish the meds but their's been no change in 2 weeks i don't know what to do, my appetite is not as good i'm so scared i was told their's nothing seriously wrong because of my age and that its impossible.. after i eat i keep getting fluid sensation behind my chest aswell with regurgitation.. i wonder why are these meds not helping? is it anxiety? the foods i eat with the meds, will the tablets work if you still have big meals? i need advice as i am so worried.

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    Old 06-30-2008, 02:33 PM   #55
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    Hi yes it somewhat feels like there is a slushy/squishy feeling in their chest/stomach. mostly the chest, which rises up to my throat and remains their, and if i bend down and try to burp or burp the liquid/fluid comes out! do you understand now? its so hard to describe but i call it a fluid feeling.. it usually comes after i eat.. it used to be after i ate a big meal, now it comes after every meal.. its bothering me so much, the wierd thing i have not got heartburn or acid indigestion.. just this feeling, and trapped air in my chest.. especially after i eat, i burp for hours.. my burps feel stuck its as if i don't digest my food properly.. this is effecting my bowls to i always seem to get pain in my abdomanan area before i go toilet.. do you know now about this feeling and what this is? its nothing serious is it? i have had a scope a year ago but that was a year ago they found reflux but now this has got worse.
    Hmm- Sometimes, I will get just the liquid feeling, and basically, "cough" up some liquid OR thicker mucus like junk. I had terrible allergies, well still do, and attributed this to allergies BUT after my last bad bout with bronchial pneumonia (long story), I developed the bad acid reflux like stuff. Would not have even suspected it being GI related had it not worsened with eating and then my allergist happens to know that many asthma patients will suspect its asthma related when in fact they have reflux and do not know it.

    While I sometimes get the liquid feeling I will actually "cough up" (feels like a tickle or like I'm choking) my food in FOOD (non liquid) format-not like throwing it up, just the food still sitting in my throat as if it never went down all the way. Usually this all happens within less than ten minutes of eating.

    I am due for an Endoscopy (look it up, you can get an idea what it is, if you haven't had one) in a month to see if they can do something for me- as there are some treatments they can do DURING this procedure which is kind of nice. Good luck to you- and try maybe some breathing/relaxation techniques? Because the stress does make it worse...but that can stress you out right there, just knowing that!

    For me though i've kept extensive (a year now basically) food journals and looked back and all this got bad in Dec w/ my last bout of being ill with the sinuses/allergies....and it seems that now, after trying Prilosec, Nexium, AND Pepcid AC, that I am worse and that no matter what I eat I suffer-ie not just the common foods they tell you to avoid cause symptoms for me. I guess in a way it can be good- because if I do mess up and eat unhealthy it is NO worse than eating a salad/veggies or water....
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    Hi, I have a hiatal hernia, which causes me to feel like I'm going to throw up after I eat. almost everything gives me 'heartburn'. Since the upper portion of my stomach protrudes up thru my diaphram it feels like what I ate is coming back up. Thing is, it never went all the way down. And, if I stuff myself it's even worse. I've used Zantac, Prilosec, Nexium and Pepcid. I eat a LOT of Tums. They said if it gets too much worse I'll have to have an operation. Good luck with yours.

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    Old 07-01-2008, 06:24 AM   #57
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    Hi with the Hital Hernia, can you get the symptoms i am getting? the exact ones i have discussed.. alot of belching.. i feel sick inside alot.. especially in the mornings, my appetite isnt the same i feel i can't enjoy a meal now, i get heartburn sometimes that comes and goes.. a bloated feeling when just eating a little bit, the fluid sensation behind my chest after i eat, and it can just be somethijng small and i will get it, regurgitate.. i feel as if the food stays in the chest is that what you get? with chest pressure after i eat.. and have alot of trapped air in me i belch so much, is it common to belch alot with a hiatal hernia even with an empty stomach, also does this occur at any age? i heard the symptoms are chest pressure, heartburn, regurgitation of food.. unwell feeling, nausea.. let me know what you think of what i wrote, is this what you get, and if you don't mind me asking how old are you?

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    Old 07-02-2008, 06:10 AM   #58
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    can someone answer please.

     
    Old 07-07-2008, 08:39 AM   #59
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    please somebody reply as i am worried.

     
    Old 07-15-2008, 06:59 AM   #60
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    Hi everyone i managed to get an appointment with my gastro doc on this coming thursday, when orginally it was for november but because of my urgent symptoms my GP sent him a fax with my new symptoms, but even it being marked as urgent my gastro doc told me the best he could do is a month! so augest, but i thought urgent is 2 weeks max? i don't get it, so i rang up and luckly got a cancellation for thursday.. so finally i will see him any ideas on what i should do? i wrote a list with all the symptoms i am gona read them out to him, and this time i am bringing my girlfriend because last time i was on my own, when he see's me with something else do you think he will take it more seriously? i had a scope last year, but for the last 3 months my symptoms have been so bad that i warrent another scope in my opinion, do you think he will give it to me? i want to be ressaured, last time i went he said a year is to early, we will give you another one in 2 years, but since i last saw him 3 months ago i took the meds he gave me which have not worked and my symptoms have got worse, he has to do something surely? my girlfriend is going to stress her worries aswell.. its as if their scared to give me another scope and they don't want to put their money into their pockets and pay for it, but its needed.. i won't except more medication when i did a month trial.. don't you think hearing this and my symptoms on this board that i warrent another scope? he's got to do something, i'm worrying that he won't still give it to me when i see him this week.

     
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