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Over the last week I have been experiencing what I believed…

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Over the last week...

Over the last week I have been experiencing what I believed to be heartburn. It is not as painful as heartburn usually is, but is more of an "in the background" ache.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

About a week. At first it seemed as though "Tums" would help, but now not so much. It becomes worse shortly after I eat.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am a 56-year-old woman with diabetes, kidney transplant (15 years), hypothyroidism, depression, anemia, taking medications for each of these for several years without incident. Recent EEG and colonoscopy negative

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 6 months ago

I am sorry you are having these symptoms

you may benefit from some stomach acid reducing medications like zantac, prilosec, nexium to decrease stomach acid.

over the holidays, with rich foods, this can worsen heart burn type symptoms

have you taken stomach acid reducing medications before?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Other than "Tums" I have not
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 6 months ago

you can use tums

you can try going to the drug store and trying some zantac 150mg pills which can help decrease stomach acid

you can also use prilosec 20mg once a day 30-60 minutes before a meal to decrease stomach acid.

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