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Niniluv

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This one’s for all my people with stomach issues, the good old GERD. I’m not diagnosed yet but that’s what they are leaning towards. But if anyone has had similar symptoms (as i will list) or even any helpful insight please feel free to message me or comment. I’ve been taking omeprazole for about a year now and at first it did help, after a while I felt as if it made me more sick than without taking it. I stopped for a while but just got back on because my symptoms are worse than before and it’s frustrating and embarrassing. My symptoms get worse if I’m cold or feel any sort of cold whether it be the outside air or cold water. I gag and dry heave half the time and my nose and sinuses feel very congested. My stomach will burn and I just can’t get comfortable at all. I cough sounding like im coughing up a lung and sometimes I’ve had a clearish phlegm like throw up come up randomly (depending on how badly I’ve been coughing or sometimes even just from the pressure of my stomach). It makes it very hard to do anything when my symptoms occur even just walking and laying down are a huge discomfort. Recently prior to me getting back on the medication I’ve had some heart/chest discomfort I wouldn’t say so much acid reflux it doesn’t burn it just feels like pressure or uncomfortable and it usually doesn’t last long. I stopped taking the pill for today and my symptoms are barely noticeable just simply feel a little congested or having a lot of mucus. I just want to know what others did in order to get a new medication or come to a diagnosis anything can relieve the symptoms if they do get to that intolerable point. Thanks for reading.

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    • Elise_Laura

      775d

      If you’re congested a lot is it due partially to allergies?

    • Elise_Laura

      775d

      If you’re congested a lot is it due partially to allergies?

    • AdariI

      779d

      I get it! I'd suggest trying to get on a different acid reflux medicine, I was first on Omeprazole too but they switched me to Pantoprazole to see if it works better. There is many different medicines for acid reflux. I'd suggest writing down everything you eat, and then what you feel after you eat it/ the next morning. Or if you woke up during the night from it or anything like that. Spicy foods of course will make it worse. Once I started watching what I eat and kept track of it and avoided some foods, I felt much better. Once you written things down for awhile you can also show it to your doctor and they can get a better understanding of it. If I'm feeling heartburn I've also noticed milk can help temporarily. Just be careful! I hope it gets better!

      • Niniluv

        779d

        @AdariI thank you! I hope things are better for you also. But yeah definitely I have to make a huge diet change which will be hell for me. Whatever it takes to get better though.

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