Burning chest and bitter taste in my mouth. Never felt this before. Need advice

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   Posted 1/25/2011 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
ive suffer from acid reflux for 5+ years. But recently my gi specialist told me i have gastritis since i never feel the burn in my chest or esophagus.
But ever since i ran out of nexium 40 mg i have been taking omeprazole 20mg once a day for more than a week now. And for the first time im having acid reflux symptoms. I get severe burning im my stomach, along with a bitter sour taste in my mouth and burning in my chest.
What could be going on?
Thank you.

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   Posted 1/25/2011 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like your gastritis has gone full blown GERD.

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   Posted 1/26/2011 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I had more problems with reflux when on PPI's as well, personally I'd stop taking the Omeprazole, it doesn't sound like it's helping.

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   Posted 1/26/2011 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there,  good question for your physician re the medications. I have the reflux and burning in my throat at the same time.  I do use Prilosec as most of the time it helps me.
Each person is different so do follow up with that Dr.  :-)
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   Posted 1/27/2011 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like the Nexium 40mg worked better for you than the Prilosec 20mg does.
Not all acid reflux medications are alike. For a possible fast remedy, try taking Prilosec 20mg 2xday instead of just once. One in the morning when getting up and one in the early evening. Your doctor will tell you it won't hurt you to try it. Otherwise, call your doctor and see if you can go back to the Nexium. Good luck with your insurance company though. Mine only pays half the cost so I'm stuck with $175.00 a month, minus the $50.00 discount I get with the Purple Card that Astra Zenica (spelling?) offers immediately on-line.
Unfortunately, with all illnesses, you go through a trial and error period where you try "everything in the medicine cabinet" before you find the "magic pill" that works for you. I've had AR for over 20 years and I've tried them all.
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