acid reflux symptoms
A: you would have upper stomach pain (esophageal) after eating, probably be burping alot.
You could take antacids (maalox, mylanta), also H2-antagonists like Tagamet and Zantac (both OTC), or a proton-pump inhibitor like Prilosec (also OTC)
Q: What are symptoms of acid reflux??
A: It can be a burning in the throat and it can cause a pressure or/and pain in the esophagus and upper chest radiating to the shoulder areas. The nerves within the esophagus can also trigger pain in the neck, lungs, and ear area.
Q: Acid reflux?
I was born without a valve in the esophogus/stomach causing me to have severe acid reflux.
When I was 4 I had a fundoplication which worked. My doctor said that fundoplications only last 8 – 10 years and this is my 10th year now. I had a check up endoscopy a few months ago and my surgeon said it was covered with mucus and it was infalmed – classic reflux reactions.
I have started having some of the classic symptoms feeling sick in the chest, acid in the mouth, furry white tongue, headache and sometimes heartburn. I take daily medication but its not really helping?
My doctor said that my esophogus is pretty badly scarred – what does that mean.?
Does it look like this will be the year that I need my operation?
And if I do have it how long will I be in hospital for? ( for the first one I was in for 2 nights)
A: These are good questions, your doctor should be able to answer them for you. Your doc might also recommend another medicine for you. Be sure to avoid spicy foods (and alcohol, although i hope you don’t drink). The scarring in your esophagus is a build up of tissue after its been damged by the acid fromyour stomach.
Q: Acid reflux?!?!?!?
Ok i am only 14 and im getting acid reflux! My Dad has got it before many times and so i explaned my symptoms to him and he said it was acid reflux. Is it unusual for me to get it because im so young? How can i prevent it? Someone said that it has to do with stress. What is something that i can do while having acid reflux that can calm me down!? Cause i freak out and make it hard to breath. What cause’s it?
A: I also suffered from acid reflux as a teenager, although it is more frequent in adults. Many different imbalances can lead to acid reflux some areas to think about are diet, medications, and exercise. Firstly diet: foods with high acidity, and foods such as soft drinks and especially energy drinks can be very hard to digest and lead to acid reflux limit your intake of these items. Not enough food can also be an issue be sure to eat good foods every day an empty stomach can turn into an unhappy stomach.
Medications: have you started any new medications lately? If so ask your doctor if it could be a possible side effect.
Exercise: if your not getting good exercise your body will start to show it with various symptoms.
Stress is a factor as well of course, stress plays a huge part in the health of a person perhaps more than any factor. Being 14 is stressful any way you look at it, if you feel stress mounting and aren’t finding an outlet then figure out an activity that you enjoy to relieve stress and “just do it”.
Lastly my acid reflux occured mostly at night, I found that if I didn’t eat before bed and avoided overeating in general my symptoms improved. I always kept Tums in my bedroom and water as the episodes of waking in the middle of the night unable to breath were scary and being able to take a drink sooth my stomach with an antacid allowed me to get back to sleep.
Oh yea, just in case…alcohol consumption is also a huge contributor to acid reflux. Hopefully that’s a non-issue for you, but if you are drinking realize that that will make you acid reflux and overall health worse.
Hope that helps…good luck!
Q: Acid reflux?
Just an opinion question for all of the parents on here:
Does it seem like doctors are throwing around the diagnosis of acid reflux around today like they used to do with colic in the older days?
As in, if the baby has any symptom that may possible be acid reflux, they prescribed Zantax like it’s nothing? And they used to say if a baby cried a lot, they just said it was colic without doing much else to determine the true cause?
Am I being paranoid or overly suspicious?
When my daughter was 4 months, a dr. said she had it and gave her Zantac. I was skeptical… I’m a nurse and didn’t want to give my newborn drugs!!! After a week she was fine without medication. But I read tons of things on here and I want tons of baby shows and it seems like Acid Reflux is the thing these days!!
A: With new technology you think doctors are able to find what’s wrong more easy, but is the same old story, medicate and the new diagnosis acid reflux. You are not paranoid you are a good mother who cares for your child.
Q: acid reflux?
i think i might have developed acid reflux over this christmas..ya know..overeating on all the lardy tamales ect..ive been feeling like ive had heartburn for like 3 days..how long do the symptoms generally last and how can i treat it at home?
A: Heartburn shouldn’t last for three days, but it’s possible that your stomach is still trying to settle from all the junk you (and me, and everyone else!) ate. For starters, it is better to eat small, healthy meals several times a day, as opposed to large meals only a few times a day. Avoid fatty or fried foods, and anything tomato-based. These things can really irritate heartburn. You can always take Tums or Rolaids to temporarily relieve symptoms of heartburn… in my humble opinion, Rolaids seem to work a bit better. Sometimes when you are laying down, heartburn can be a bit worse, so if you feel it coming on when you’re in bed, stand up for a bit… sometimes that forces a burp, which can make you feel a little better. Last but not least, if you have chronic heartburn, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor about a pill like Prilosec OTC. I began taking it, and the relief is nothing short of astounding. I haven’t had heartburn in two weeks! I’ve been suffering from it for years and years, so it is really wonderful to finally find relief.
Q: acid reflux???
Yesterday I got to play in my first varsity football game as a sophomore so I got nervous and was a little stressed out. When I got home my stomach was hurting a little bit and it felt like vomit was coming up my throat. I made myself throw up so I could get to sleep. My dad said it could be acid reflux and that he’s had it before when he got stressed and ate the wrong foods. Today I’ve had the same symptoms on and off, but not as bad as last night. I don’t get heartburn much and it’s never bad. Could this be acid reflux? and what do I do about it?
The team had pizza at about 10:30 last night, I was fine on the ride home, we got back at 3:00 am and I was fine. I drank some gatorade and then the symptoms started right after that. I had gatorade earlier and was fine. My puke was greenish and it didn’t look like food at all.
A: Warm water with baking soda, Drink that! If it goes away after that then its definitly acid reflux or something similar.
Q: what are symptoms of newborn acid reflux?
A: They’ll scream/cry when you lay them down flat after a feed, they cry when changing their nappy after a feed (because they’re lying down flat). They spit up after every feed (although most babies do this anyway), but reflux babies do it often in larger amounts. They’ll spit up 30mins to an hour after a feed and it will smell strong and they will cry afterwards because it hurts thier throat. Sometimes poor weight gain can be an indicator also.
Sit baby upright after feeds for 30mins, change nappies before feeds instead of after and have their cot/bassinette elevated to a slight incline (but don’t use pillows or any other things that could increse the chances of SIDS!). Feed baby 2, 2.5 or 3hrly, but no longer than 3hrs between feeds. Do this for the next few feeds and see if there’s any improvement in baby’s mood. If yes, then sadly your baby most likely has reflux. You can get medication for it, but you can also try managing it yourself with the tips I’ve provided.
Q: what is the cure to acid reflux?? The symptom stays from 7-8 months and its terrible coughng 2-3 times a day?
have started taking Montek and Razo medicine. Coughed blood 3 months back, but not recently, what else could it be?? Pls answer
A: When acid reflux is this frequent it is called GERD. To alleviate this, avoid alcohol completely and spicy foods for a while. Eat green vegetables mostly and drink plenty of water daily.
Q: symptoms of gerd or acid reflux? ayone who had it?
i don’t get alot of heartburn….what i get is more of indigestion ,and nausea,that comes with my face feeling hot….is zantac or prilosac good if i have the nauseas indigestion? are these symptoms of gerd? thanks for any help
A: Yes they are symptoms of GERDS. I never did have heartburn at first, but I was constantly very nauseous. I had a lot of difficulty swallowing. Some days my symptoms were worst than others, I finally when to see my Dr. who put me on prilosec for about 14 days. It worked at first, but after I stopped taking it, my symptoms returned. I was sent to a Gastroenerologist who took a biopsy and made my GERDS worst, I mean really bad. I then went to see a Nutritionist who helped my change my eating habits (what to eat and what not to eat) I was told mint of any kind (peppermint, spearmint teas, lifesavers or gum, chocolate and caffine, stay clear of it!) One of the things I decided to do for myself was buy a juicer, I would juice 1/2 fresh pineapple and a good chunk of fresh peeled ginger together everyday. Somehow this combination soothed my GERDS, my symptoms diminished a great deal I can now drink coffee again for one thing. One thing you want to take note of is, what triggers your symptoms. and stay clear of that, until your condition improves. I do hope this helps.
Q: Is it normal to feel like there is a lump in your throat if you have gastritis/acid reflux?
I feel like there is a lump in my throat I had this feeling since I was 13 and now Im 18. I told my doctor he said its acid reflux and thats why I have that feeling. I’m just wondering is this a normal symptom of acid reflux? does the feeling ever go away??
I have had acid reflux since I was very little and now I am a teenager. I usually get the feeling too but after a while it tends to go away for me. Hope that helps some.
Q: Is nausea a good indicator of acid reflux?
I get nauseous (feel like barfin) when I’m hungry and sometimes after I eat I feel like barfing or when I wake up I feel like it too. I also have chest pain quite often. Are these symptoms all indicators of acid reflux? I mean, doesn’t acid reflux cause a burning sensation or a nasty acidic taste in your mouth? I don’t get those.
A: Not necessarily. Nausea can be caused by many things including a stomach virus, sinus drainage (I get it bad in the morning when I wake because my sinus drains), or even pregnancy (morning sickness isn’t always in the morning). My husband has been diagnosed with acid reflux and he suffered from heartburn, chest pain and even shooting pain in his arm. When we went to the emergency room, he was immediately treated as though he was having a heart attack, including aspirin and glycerin, EKG, etc. He never got an acidic taste.
Don’t walk, RUN, to the nearest hospital, you could be ripe for a heart attack (yes, vomiting can accompany a heart attack). Get a diagnosis from a professional. This is nothing to play with or guess about. Maybe they will just tell you to get a box of Prilosec and see your family physician in a few days, or they may do a stress test to make sure there is nothing wrong with your heart.
At least, you will be able to stop worrying about what may or may not be.
Q: Do I have acid reflux or throat cancer?
I have acid reflux. Last 2 weeks I started having pain when I swallow and It did not go away.
How can I understand if it is because of my acid reflux or a symptom of
throat cancer. I am 26 years old female and I do not smoke.
A: I think youre worrying without reason here.
The most likely cause is ‘a bad throat’. Just plain old simple pain – like a virus or something.
Are you recovering from a flu?
It could be acid reflux. Have you vomited a lot recently? The acid from your stomach
can slightly erode your throat.
If youre really worried, go to your doctor. They will be able to put your mind at ease, and give you
something to help with the pain.
Good luck xx
Q: Acid Reflux?
I just went and got an endoscopy done and my doctor told me that I have too much Acid in my stomach. He prescribed me Protonix. I heard a lot about reflux but all I ever hear about it is heartburn, chest pain. My main problem is I rarley ever get heartburn, but I’m NAUSEAS every single day. It has gone on for 4 years. Is extreme nausea without vomiting and without chest/ heart burn be reflux too? That is the only symptom I have.
A: i have had NAUSEA FOR ABOUT 6 YERS every single day it suddenly stoped but my food doesnt seem to go in to my tummy. it still hangs in my nek like i havent swalloed properly. its an awfull feeling i am due to see my gp on thursday and am gonna ask to
Q: what are gallstones and how is that different from acid reflux?
I’ve had a few people tell me that my mom might have gallstones instead of acid reflux. She’s 45 years old and her symptoms are very bad stomach pain, back pain, feeling very hot for a while and then cold, sometimes even vomiting. How do i know what it is? I don’t know what to do…we’ve been to many doctors! PLEASE HELP! I’m very worried about her!
Gallstones and acid reflux are not the only possibilities. Gallstones form in the bladder. They are of 3 different chemicals or combinations = cholesterol, calcium carbonate, or calcium bilirubinate. The last 2 can be seen on a simple X-ray. Gallbladder attacks usually occur from 15 to 60 minutes after a fatty meal. The pain is felt in the right side of the chest, back, or up into the right shoulder.
Acid reflux happens while the strong stomach acid juice refluxes (flows backwards) from the stomach into the lower esophagus and produces a burning sensation, often after a heavy meal. It’s more common in overweight people. Neither gallstones nor reflux are immediately life-threatening though a gallstone getting stuck in the bile duct can be very painful. Both might best be diagnosed by a gastroenterologist (G-I) physician. Keep trying. Some of her feelings may related to a change in life of her female hormones.
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