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I take 60 mg. every morning of Dexilant but still have

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I take 60 mg. every morning of Dexilant but still have constant bloating and burning. Can I take antacids and what is best with Dexilant?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?
Customer: 3 months of issues and was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with Gastritis and hiatal hernia. Other symptoms are tightness in chest, gas, backache.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have celiac and damage was found following an endoscopy. I've re-dedicated to a gluten-free diet.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla, experienced in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

I understand your concerns. Do you have any other medical conditions? Do you take any other medications?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


First of all shuts down acid secretion completely./

If you had to take something else temporarily, I would use gaviscon, as it works differently.

However, this need to be evalued by your doctor.

Tightness in the chest requires an EKG.

The lack of effectiveness of your therapy needs to be evaluated.

Backache can indicate a more severe problem, such as penetrating ulcer.

I suggest an immediate exam.

Urgent care.

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