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Hi doctor, Two years ago I had c-diff after a heavy course of antibiotics to treat prostatitis. It was cured, thank God, and never came back. Now, I have acid reflux and a granuloma in my larynx, and my ENT doctor prescribed a two-week course of 40mg omeoprazole twice a day for two weeks. I'm a little afraid the c-diff might come back if I take the ppi drug. Since I had c-diff two years ago I started taking probiotics and sacharomyces boulardii to prevent its return. Should I stay on the ppi drug for now? Is there a risk the c-diff might come back if take omeoprazole?
Is it normal to experience belching after starting on Nexium or Omeoprazole? I have been burping after I started taking Nexium for a day. I called my doctor and he switched it to Omeoprazole, which I have been taking for the last two days, but I'm still burping. I wasn't burping before I started on it. I had silent reflux, which caused the granuloma.
Yes, sure. I didn't know how to add another question to her on the screen. Thanks.
Oh ok, let me ask her then. Thanks doctor.
Thanks, doctor. How is belching different from reflux? Aren't the ppi drugs suppose to suppress belching as well? Can burping make my granuloma even more inflamed. I'm sorry I have so many questions, but I just want to make sure I'm not making the situation worse by taking this ppi drugs.
Thanks in advance for your patience!