How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask DrKnowsBest Your Own Question

DrKnowsBest
DrKnowsBest, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 1496
Experience:  Family Physician with extra cert in peds and womens health
9384716
Type Your Medical Question Here...
DrKnowsBest is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Having experienced a heart attack last April..tightning of my throat

Resolved Question:

Having experienced a heart attack last April ,I have in the last two weeks changed one of my medications to Omeprazole and I have noticed a tightning of my throat. I thought this may be a side affect. I have over the last two weeks experienced a tightening of the throat. Today as I had a tightness of the throat , it felt like a crust forming at the back of the throat/ tongue. Having put my finger into my mouth and run it along the back of my tongue I can feel 4 lumps/spots. Three are bigger than the fourth, I feel the last one is growing. They are not painful but the throat becomes very dry and it makes me want to reach. Can you help to explain this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrKnowsBest replied 3 years ago.

DrKnowsBest : This can definitely be the cause omeprazole can change ph In the Esophagus and this may cause dry mouth and change in the texture of the tongue from this
DrKnowsBest : For now try listerine swish and continue to stay well hydrated and you may want to discuss changing to another medication in the class if it contiues
DrKnowsBest : If no further questions please accept as we may then exit
Customer:

What would be an alternative drug ? I have just changed from Ranitidine?

DrKnowsBest : yes you can try another ppi like prescription protonix or OTC prilosec or prevacid even changing from generic to brand may help
DrKnowsBest : If not then may be stuck with side effects to help gastric symptmos
Customer:

Whar would be an alternative ? I have just changed from Ranitidine?

DrKnowsBest : See above
DrKnowsBest : Not sure if you got answer pantoprazole is another one any have the possibility to cause the side effects you have but can control the symptoms a change within the class is a better option than to change back to an h2 block like ranitidie
Customer:

What would be an alternative drug. I have just changed from Ranitidine?

DrKnowsBest : Are u getting my answers your same question foes through
DrKnowsBest : Try pantoprazole
DrKnowsBest : Any more questions
DrKnowsBest, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 1496
Experience: Family Physician with extra cert in peds and womens health
DrKnowsBest and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  DrKnowsBest replied 3 years ago.
What Happens Now?

Your chat has ended, but you can still work with your Expert to get an answer to your question if you have not yet received one.

Come back to this page at any time to see additional information from your Expert.  You will also receive an email when your question is updated.  If you want to send a message to your Expert, use the box below.

If you have already received a satisfactory answer to your question, click the Accept button above.  Experts are credited for each accepted answer they provide.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    46349
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrThomasMd/2012-7-25_134438_Imagess1.64x64.jpg Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    46349
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/mysticdoc/2012-6-8_15615_mysticdoc3.64x64.jpg Dr. D.J.'s Avatar

    Dr. D.J.

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    14679
    MD
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2562
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DrDLove/2009-08-12_141522_DrDLove.jpg Dr. D. Love's Avatar

    Dr. D. Love

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    11961
    Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CO/commissure/2011-4-15_192514_REISD20080926JR1090.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    10667
    Experienced Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.