GERD..

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Bex1517 Wed 16-Sep-20 13:10:41

A couple months ago I was getting bad heartburn and a dull ache when i swallow food or drink. Dr put me on 20mg omeprazole and gaviscon heart burn has resolved. Ache in chest has gone. But now I get the dull ache in my back 🥴. Not every time I eat and drink but I would say still daily. I'm overweight (looking to loose weight) I'm a worse case scenario kind of person. Always think the worse. Anyone else have issues like this?

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Oldmum55 Wed 16-Sep-20 16:06:30

I've had them or shall I say still have them, I put the discomfort in the back down to trapped wind and you could try some Windeasy or Deflatine. But you could always mention it to your GP for a word of reassurance if nothing else.

Bex1517 Wed 16-Sep-20 16:19:02

@Oldmum55 hey thanks for the response. I will have to contact the GP as I'm getting close to the end of the course of my tablets. Are you taking anything for yours?

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Oldmum55 Wed 16-Sep-20 16:39:17

Bex1517 I'm on GAviscon but take Deflatine when needed.

Chevron123 Thu 17-Sep-20 09:29:48

Bex1517 - have you had a look at the "feels like something is stuck in my throat" thread? There's a few of us on there with similar. I suspect a lot of it is anxiety related but that doesn't help the symptoms.

Bex1517 Thu 17-Sep-20 11:06:14

@Chevron123 aww thanks I'll have a look

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Bex1517 Thu 17-Sep-20 11:13:26

@Chevron123 I can't seem to find it.

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Spied Thu 17-Sep-20 11:21:42

Awful isn't it. I get it in my back too.
Much worse when I'm feeling stressed.
I've tried both Omeprazole and Lansoprazole ( neither suited me).
I now just make do with Gaviscon advance which works sometimes.
Zantac used to work but it's been taken off the shelves.
Stress is definitely a big factor for my Gerd flares though.

Chevron123 Thu 17-Sep-20 11:47:03

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/general_health/3885597-Feels-like-something-is-stuck-in-my-throat

Bex1517 Thu 17-Sep-20 13:17:38

@Spied hey. It's so annoying isn't it 😩. I'm like what is this ache 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Scottishlassie81 Thu 17-Sep-20 13:23:26

I was on Omeprazole I got switched to Lansoprazole and it's amazing in comparison. I now only need 1 tablet a day instead of 2 of the Omeprazole. The Omeprazole wasn't working at all and I was in pain by 2pm after taking it in the morning.

I hope you find something that works for you.

Bex1517 Thu 17-Sep-20 17:37:04

@Scottishlassie81 trying to get through to my dr is a nightmare. Do you have an ache when you eat or drink?

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Scottishlassie81 Thu 17-Sep-20 18:32:55

Eating seems to ‘push me my acid back down and I get temporary relief. I can’t just eat every time it hurts though that’s why I went to the docs about it. I have a lazy sphincter (spelling) oh errrr. In my throat😊

CambsAlways Sat 19-Sep-20 09:28:29

It’s doing my head in, can’t stand this much longer, having had reflux for well over a year pains everywhere in my stomach, no tests even offered by drs, just omperazole given, 20mg, finally rang another dr yesterday and I had to insist on having tests, so stool sample being sorted Monday, hope this starts the ball rolling, this gerd is ruining my life literally! Mouthfuls of acid coming up in my mouth, eating properly. Raised bed, all the usual tips, never tried gaviscon,

Bex1517 Sat 19-Sep-20 14:31:00

@CambsAlways oh no that's not good! The only thing I get is the dull ache when eating or drinking.

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