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Heartburn Relief?

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#21 peanut


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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:55 PM

Hi. Nexium saved me. Hopefully you find something that works for you. Heartburn, the burning is the worst. My husband joked that he would divorce just my stomach. Here's my two cents: don't laydown an hour after eating and don't eat too late.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 04:27 PM

Hi Erin, I have been to you know where and back with acid reflux. I had terrible chest pains for 2 years before something finally worked for me. I also had and still do have sometimes, the burning in the throat, the pains in the sternum area, bloating and gas, nice!!! This disease is so individulized, everyone here is so right, differant strokes for differant folks. I have tried, I believe most acid reflux meds out there. Now, I take two Protonix 40 mg., per day and OTC Priolosec once a day. I also take two tablespoons of Extra Strength Mylanta as needed. I was on Reglan for a couple of years and the side affects were really bad for me. I was also put on Domperidon from Canada, which apparantly works quite well for alot of Sclero patients, but again bad side affects for me. Erythromycin Est was tried as a last resort, but again I couldn't handle the side affects. My rheumatologist tried to put me on Prednisone for the body pain, it gave me acid reflux so bad he had to take me off of it, which is a shame because it does help alot of people. I hope you find relief soon, we all know what your going through. Take care and good luck to you.

Jackie S.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:04 PM

Just for the record, Prilosec and Nexium are almost identical drugs, made by the same company. Nexium was developed just as Prilosec was about to go "over-the-counter." My doctor claims Nexium is the same as Prilosec, only more expensive.

As for the OTC antacid that turns your tongue brown, why not try another one. The one I use, I've never noticed a brown tongue. I also think they taste better and work just as well.

Mary in Texas

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:46 AM

well I did try to get some samples from the Dr. unfortunatly, they dont give out samples, so I will try some of the things here that you all have mentioned.

It sounds like Nexium is a good one, (and the same as Prilosec), so first on my list to try! Drinking LOTS more water is also on my list!

Thanks for all of your help...


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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:22 AM

Erin, At least you tried to get something from your Doctor. If you have a regular family doctor maybe he would let you try some. For the time being though I guess buying the over the counter Prilosec will have to do you for now. Sheryl