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IT FEELS LIKE I CONSTANTLY HAVE A AIR POCKET IN MY THROAT.

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IT FEELS LIKE I CONSTANTLY HAVE A AIR POCKET IN MY THROAT. KIND OF FEELS LIKE YOU HAVE TO BURP BUT THE AIR IS STAYING IN YOUR THROAT. I HAVE HAD THIS FEELING FOR 2 DAYS NOW. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 7 years ago
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Greetings.

Are you on any kind of medications?

Do you have food reflux / acid reflux?

Any significant past medical illness or surgery?

Any bloating, gas, constipation, indigestion, abdominal cramps?

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

ONLY ON BIRTH CONTROL, NO MEDICAL ILLNESSES, NO SURGERY, AND NO bloating, constipation, indigestion, abdominal cramps. BUT MAYBE GAS. AND REFLUX

Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 7 years ago

Hello,

A gas and reflux can occasionally cause these symptoms which are associated with esophageal (food pipe) spasm and feeling of air pocket (and inability to burp). Following measures would be helpful;

1) antacids; Maalox
2) acid blocker; Prilosec

These above measures are for immediate help. Both are available without prescription.

The below measures are advised for the long term help for people who have food/acid reflux:

3) loosing weight, if overweight.
4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products
5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.
6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.
7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
lt;p>IT FEELS LIKE I CONSTANTLY HAVE A AIR POCKET IN MY THROAT. KIND OF FEELS LIKE YOU HAVE TO BURP BUT THE AIR IS STAYING IN YOUR THROAT. I HAVE HAD THIS FEELING FOR 2 DAYS NOW. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.</p><p>ONLY ON BIRTH CONTROL, NO MEDICAL ILLNESSES, NO SURGERY, AND NO bloating, constipation, indigestion, abdominal cramps. BUT MAYBE GAS. AND REFLUX. SO TRIED GAVISCON, BUT STILL DOESNT WORK</p>
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 7 years ago

Hello,

It seems there is a technical problem on the site so you were unable to see my previous response. My answer is just above your last post. I am repeating it, in case if you are unable to see it;

A gas and reflux can occasionally cause these symptoms which are associated with esophageal (food pipe) spasm and feeling of air pocket (and inability to burp). Following measures would be helpful;

1) antacids; Maalox
2) acid blocker; Prilosec

These above measures are for immediate help. Both are available without prescription.

The below measures are advised for the long term help for people who have food/acid reflux:

3) loosing weight, if overweight.
4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products
5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.
6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.
7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.

Gaviscon alone is sometimes not helpful and Prilosec with it should be able to take care of your symptoms.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Unfortunatly we don't have prilosec in Canada. Can you recommend something else?
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 7 years ago

Hello,

It is Omeprazole, which can be bought without prescription.

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Would Zantac work?
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 7 years ago

Hello,

You can try Zantac. This may work, though considered less potent than Omeprazole.

Dr. Arun

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