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Old 04-06-2010, 07:00 AM   #1
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gerd and dry heaves

My husband takes 20mg. prilosec for acid reflux. When he gets anxious ...work is very tense right now he starts developing dry heaves. I seem to remember the gastrointologist saying that could be from acid reflux. I'm thinking he's producing more acid due to stress and should take more prilosec....
Anyone have experience with this? I can't call his doc right now ...but I will be,
Thanks for any insight
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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Hopefully, he isn't drinking coffee or soda or orange juice..

Sometimes peeps have to play with different acid reflux meds..I liked Protonix better than Prilosec when I was having problems with my gallbladder..

Prilosec should be taken before a person eats first thing in the morning on an empty stomach..

I'm not sure if other tummy meds..for acid can be taken with the prilosec or not.
Poor guy...hope he is better.
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there's a lot to be said for taking some antacids when that sort of thing happens.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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I was on Pantaloc for years ( don't need it anymore thank you low carb-)but it worked wonders for me. Including stopping the dry heaves.
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I was getting the "pukes" and dry heaves for
about 8 months when my doc finally had the
decency to send me for an Upper GI Series.

wasn't acid reflux at all. I had TWO ulcers
and they were causing the retching and the
almost retching. I now have to take 2 Prilosec
a day for 6 months.

he may need to go in for the test. it is well
worth it.


hope he feels better soon.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:51 AM   #6
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Thanks...he did do the endoscopy and they found a hiatal hernia and ersion of the esophogus where it meets the stomach. I was thinking he might need more than 1 prilosec a day ...hmmm. I'm calling the doc. Thanks for your reponse and I hope you are feeling better!!
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
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My husband has a hiatal hernia. He has been taking Prilosec for a very long time, but he has been coughing up a lot of mucous. Also when he gets a cold it turns into bronchitis.

I am thinking he needs to get an operation or take more Prilosec. He coughs all the time.
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