Crohn's and heartburn

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LMills
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   Posted 6/12/2009 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I normally take omeprazole to prevent heartburn, but since my insurance ran out I have not been able to afford it. I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations for something cheaper to tide me over until then or advice to help alleviate symptoms until my father's COBRA kicks in?

The insurance process is going a little slowly, but there may be hope with my university's insurance OR Tenncare. Not sure yet though. I haven't heard anything from my DHS case worker in a week or two...

I just hope it takes effect before I run out of birth control. The hormonal changes do some pretty nasty things to me, but I don't think there is a home remedy for this haha.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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Wolfie40
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   Posted 6/13/2009 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear about the insurance problems, I wish you all the best.
You could try Prilosec and see if that helps otherwise eat alot tums.
Sorry I don't have a better answer for you.

Wolfie
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/13/2009 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Mylanta? Over the counter stuff? Just keep alot of it around and do not eat heartburn foods. Of course I have noticed even a sprite will help with my heartburn.
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Nanners
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   Posted 6/13/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
What about over the counter Prilosec or over the counter Zantac? Just a thought!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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LMills
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   Posted 6/13/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I wasn't even aware I could take those things honestly. I haven't had to worry about alternatives until now except for with headaches and avoiding NSAID's.
I will definitely make a trip to the drugstore today. Thank you guys!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Nanners
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   Posted 6/13/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Be careful with the Mylanta though, it can increase diarrhea. I can only take the Mylanta like once a day or I will be in the bathroom alot the next day. But you should be fine with the others.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

EMom
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   Posted 6/13/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't know if they're cheaper, but I've taken digestive enzymes (from health food store) for nearly 20 yrs. for heartburn. I've noticed that many Crohnies use them. I know my son notices a difference when he takes them. Like probiotics, there are many brands available. We use Ultra-Zyme by Nature's Plus. I just checked online and found the bottle of 180 for $20.14. That's cheaper than I'm getting them at my health food store, even with shipping....
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.


spookyh
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   Posted 6/13/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't get heartburn anymore (hurray!), but when I did, I found Rolaids as effective as anything. Pretty inexpensive too.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


petittarte
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   Posted 6/14/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
You can try Pepcid. Ask you GI to give you some birth control samples to hold you over if your insurance runs. I haven't filled a script for bc in years. I just get the samples from the doc.
Jodi

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Keeper
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   Posted 6/14/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Simple trick that works - eat an apple. No fooling, it does the job! (always assuming that apples don't do bad things to you...)

Wolfie40
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   Posted 6/15/2009 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Never heard of the apple thing. I'll try it next time and see if it works.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


tamsprote96
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   Posted 6/17/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Omeprazole is Prilosec. I buy the Wal-Mart brand and you can get a months supply (at 1 a day) for under $20.
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