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478d

Does anyone have any tips on dealing with a GERD flare up? I’ve been experiencing it since Thursday and started taking Omeprazole this morning. As it can take a few days to work, I’d love any tips I can get. I don’t have other antacids at my home.

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    • talulla

      473d

      I drink lots of peppermint tea, licorice tea + if you're able to go to the store b4 the Omeprazole kicks in I rlly recommend the Alka seltzer chews, they're a lot more concentrated than tums and the texture is a lot better/they don't make me nauseous!

    • wildernessa

      473d

      Chamomile tea

    • talulla

      473d

      I drink lots of peppermint tea, licorice tea + if you're able to go to the store b4 the Omeprazole kicks in I rlly recommend the Alka seltzer chews, they're a lot more concentrated than tums and the texture is a lot better/they don't make me nauseous!

    • carter._.16

      473d

      Also! If you have any mint gum, that could help too!

    • carter._.16

      473d

      I take pepcid and omeprazol both! But eating light foods will help ease the pain. Try to avoid fatty and acidic foods, those will just make it worse!

    • peewee

      474d

      Baking soda in a lil water .

    • njbuecker

      476d

      Ibguard works great when my omeprozole doesn't help

    • 30Years_Of_This

      477d

      I take Lansoprazole (generic Prevacid) 30 mg. Every morning, then 20 mg of Pepcid after dinner, and 2 Tums at bedtime. I’ve had this for 40 yrs and this combination has worked for me. Good luck!

    • Shan.Shan

      477d

      Almond Breeze honey vanilla almond milk is really helpful for heartburn and nausea.

    • TheSmallKing

      478d

      Applesauce or oatmeal are my go-tos when I’m not feeling well.

      • prettylydi

        477d

        @TheSmallKing applesauce works really well for me!! and lots of water/chewing gum.

    • sorenachy

      478d

      Sometimes milk can help as well.

    • sorenachy

      478d

      Since I've started taking metformin to help keep my A1C and fasting glucose levels under control my reflux has gotten worse, so I take pantoprazole in the morning, use Tums as needed, and lansoprazole later in the day. Just make sure you eat within an hr after taking your antacids. Are you on any other medications that may be affecting your reflux and your meds for it?

      • Awholemess

        478d

        @sorenachy not that I know of, I’ve been taking most of the meds I take for years and they’ve never made anything worse.

        • sorenachy

          478d

          @Awholemess since it's the holiday season, are you eating more of things you don't normally eat? Or are you super stressed or upset about something?

    • FS_cookielove

      478d

      I do better with protonix (Pantoprazole). Omeprazole (prilosec) never worked for me. During flare ups I usually would take zofran or eat rice, crackers, or bread

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