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How to avoid acid reflux during class? i have acid reflux

how to avoid acid reflux...
how to avoid acid reflux during class?
hello
i have acid reflux problems and i think its mostly cause of my heavy weight which is 133 kg = 292 lbs and im 29 old male 5'6 tall.
so right now im on course to treatment with avoiding trigger foods and losing weight.
soon im going to join a diploma school to study web development and its a 9 months period with 3 days per week and each class is 2-3 hours and the school is 24 km from my home = 15 miles.
anyway what bothers me now is that im afraid and fear of an acid reflux episode attacks me during these classes since i always get panic and anxiety attacks when it happens .....i even thought of cancelling the whole project and do it after i lose enough weight to guarantee no episodes would attack me whatsoever during class.
but to be honest this is my dream field and i want to do it now :(
is there a way to guarantee those episode wont attack me during these 3 hrs class?
thx for ur time
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mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

I understand your anxiety.

mysticdoc :

Besides, diet, exercise and losing weight, acid reflux should be treated with medication.

mysticdoc :

An acid suppressant medication will make sure you do not get any attacks throughout the day.

mysticdoc :

Omeprazole 20 mg daily can be used for now.

mysticdoc :

This also helps any injury to the esophagus and stomach from excess acid.

mysticdoc :

Also carry small snacks like crackers, biscuits to avoid empty stomach.

Customer:

right now i use proton a 40 mg and antacid drink called muscall but only when i get an episode

mysticdoc :

Ok

mysticdoc :

Proton 40 can be used during your class days.

mysticdoc :

You can continue on as needed basis after a daily treatment course for 4 weeks.

Customer:

is proton good? and how many hrs it can keep me stable

mysticdoc :

Yes it is good --the action remains for 24 hours.

mysticdoc :

Proton is pantoprazole I assume.

Customer:

ye

Customer:

no antacid needed?

mysticdoc :

Antacid for short acting or immediate relief.

mysticdoc :

Not needed.

Customer:

how long usually antacid can relief us? in time i mean

mysticdoc :

The antacid action remains for 4 to 5 hours.

Customer:

ok cool now lets say class is in 1 hr i eat a proton pill, is there anything else like for example not drinking water before class or some stuff like that? since i will drive car and my belly might pressure the stomach? since most of my weight is in that area

mysticdoc :

You should not eat much --smal portion sized meal.

mysticdoc :

wear loose shirt not to pressure on the belly.

mysticdoc :

water is good.

mysticdoc :

and do not bend forward too much

Customer:

i only eat 3 big meals per day breakfast lunch and dinner the class usually comes after lunch ....how many hours i should stop the big meal before the class ?

mysticdoc :

eat a small lunch an hour before.

Customer:

i eat at 2 pm and class is 5 pm is ok to eat big meal ? or still need small?

mysticdoc :

still you should eat small.

mysticdoc :

the big meal may take longer than 3 hours to digest.

Customer:

could u any chance to give me a guideline like how much grams of food? im a measurement guy :)

mysticdoc :

how much you eat at lunch now?

Customer:

385 grams of rice 400 grams of chicken and 300-400 mil of soup

Customer:

and sometime 250 mil apple juice

Customer:

or most of time really

mysticdoc :

that is a lot

mysticdoc :

ok you should cut down to about 150 grams rice, 100 gram chicken, 100 ml soup.

mysticdoc :

avoid apple juice as this may cause acidity.

mysticdoc :

water is fine

Customer:

replace it with water

Customer:

nice

mysticdoc :

yes correct

Customer:

and after the class i can eat the other half no problem

Customer:

of the meal i mena

Customer:

mean|

mysticdoc :

yes correct

mysticdoc :

that way you have nothing to worry about.

mysticdoc :

And take proton 40 just before your lunch

Customer:

before lunch or class? since there will be 3 hrs between them

mysticdoc :

before lunch

mysticdoc :

proton 40 is long ating --takes about 15- 30 minutes to start action.

mysticdoc :

acting

Customer:

nice

Customer:

last question sorry too much questions lol

Customer:

i noticed before i get an episode it doesnt comes right away after u eat the food...it only happens couple or 3 hrs of meal is that currect? and why it happens this way

mysticdoc :

That is possible.

mysticdoc :

this is due to the excess acid production which is triggerred by the food.

Customer:

so u mean there is no rules it the episode can start right after i eat the meal right or even during it

mysticdoc :

yes correct

Customer:

thx alot man really helped and god bless u

mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

It was my pleasure to help you today.
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excellent for sure :)

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