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acid reflex??

ok so for the past few months everytime i eat i feel like my chest is on fire and i feel sick to my stomach even throw up some nights last anywhere from 35- an hour. what can i take? i have tried tums but only work sometimes

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Asked by gfam6 at 12:15 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Health

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  • Pepcid AC works GREAT for me.

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 12:15 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Acid REFLUX ?
    make sure you do not eat ANYTHING after dinner. Digestive fluids in your stomach will travel up your esophagus when you lie in bed....the digestive process takes a few hours in which the "acids" are in your stomach. They travel up at night if you eat too late , then go to bed.
    If that doesn't help, See your Dictor.

    Answer by gertie41 at 12:18 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • try pepcid, and consult your doctor. acid reflux can be very serious and often you can get prescription versions of OTC medicines or stronger for rather cheap covered by insurance. not to scare you, but you can choke on that acid in your sleep. if it's happening frequently you should consult your doctor.

    Answer by mellypoo at 12:27 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I'm having horrible reflux due to pregnancy right now. After trying several Rx's and OTC's, the only med that is consistently effective is Pepcid Complete.

    Answer by Erin814 at 12:27 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I agree with mellypoo.. choking on that stuff is painful..and it takes a long time for the burn to get out of your throat when you do..

    Answer by nsrush83 at 1:20 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • proton pump inhibitors over the counter (prilosec, prevacid ) shut down the acid production in the stomach, while h2 inhibitors (pepcid, tagament, etc) shut down only part of the acid production. both takes several days to be competely effective. the pepcid complete has the pepcid plus calcium carbonate(tums) so it has an imediate effect plus longer term effect. depending on the level of acid production and damage, it is a good idea to have it checked out because it can be a sign of ulcers or other health issues

    Answer by chris13 at 2:05 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

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