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Leeanner

634d

Hi my name is Lee Ann and I have 3rd stage GERD. No medication seems to work and I cough from the acid getting into my esophagus. I throw up a lot and I don't sleep. Does anyone else have this problem?

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    • RoxFox

      629d

      Please don't do omeprazole twice a day unless directed by a doctor for a short time period only. That is playing with fire. If a GI says they cannot do more for you, get a new GI. 😥

    • Mashka

      629d

      You have to get on proper diet for it to not aggravate the symptoms

    • RoxFox

      629d

      Please don't do omeprazole twice a day unless directed by a doctor for a short time period only. That is playing with fire. If a GI says they cannot do more for you, get a new GI. 😥

    • Steph_Steph

      630d

      Do you smoke cigarettes? And have they ever given you the option to have surgery on your esophagus ?

      • Leeanner

        629d

        @Steph_Steph yes I do smoke and right now we are looking for a surgeon.

      • NanaC

        629d

        @Steph_Steph no I do not! I just had my first scope done because food kept getting caught. I had been on Pepcid AC 2x daily for the last 6 mths. After scope my GI said I was very inflamed, hyatial hernia was larger than she would like and my asophigus is twisted. She put me on Pantoprazole daily, changed my diet and wants me to lose weight. Surgery would be a last resort

    • cardeg

      633d

      Omeprazole twice a day...it's the only one that works for me..

    • NurseNadine

      633d

      Yep, me too. I take omepeazole twice a day. I take carafate as needed. It helps a lot for me.

      • RoxFox

        629d

        @NurseNadine omeprazole twice a day does more harm if you take it for longer than 5 days like that. If 5 days wasn't enough to tame the issue for you, your GI needs to find an alternative that works.

    • DrowningQueen21

      634d

      Protonix twice daily has helped me what meds have you tried?

      • Leeanner

        634d

        @DrowningQueen21 I'm pretty sure I have had most of them. It has gotten unbearable in the last 3 months. I have not been sleeping at all.

        • NanaC

          634d

          @Leeanner just curious, have you changed your diet at all?

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