Celexa for GERD?

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KatherineG
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   Posted 7/11/2011 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone out there have good luck with Celexa improving their symptoms?  I have a friend who did not respond well to PPIs, her GI put her on Celexa and then weaned her off of it several months later and her GERD went away and has not really returned, although she does have some minor bouts here and there if she gets really careless about food.  I'm just curious if anyone else has tried this route?

couchtater
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   Posted 7/11/2011 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
hadn't heard of it
Joy

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 7/11/2011 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, there was a discussion on the forum a while back about the use of SSRI drugs in GERD. A study had shown that they reduced the sensitivity of the oesophagus. It seems that some people have an over sensitivity of the nerves but without much actual reflux (if memory serves). So presumably if you have genuine reflux and then reduce the nerve sensitivity you could do a lot of silent damage! Last time this was discussed I wondered if St John's Wort would help in a similar manner. This alternative approach seems to be aimed at "functional heartburn" where there isn't much actual acid reflux . . . I think!

Have a look at http://www.springerlink.com/content/v28831tv10350031/
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KatherineG
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   Posted 7/11/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Mudmagnetmum.  I'll check out the link.
 
I definitley have actual reflux, LPR.  So, from your little blurb sounds like an SSRI might be bad for me.
 
Enjoy the day!
 
KatherineG

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 7/11/2011 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Well that's only my thoughts . . That if the SSRI drugs work by sort of masking it then it may not be good. On the other hand if they reduce the discomfort but you take ppis at the same time to keep the acid out of the oesophagus, maybe the combination would work to reduce symtpoms?
New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma

KatherineG
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   Posted 7/11/2011 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   

That's a good thought also, mudmagnetmum.  I'll be on the PPIs for several months anyway.  It's just frustrating, because I still have symptoms, although they are reduced.

Thanks, again.

KatherineG

 


kraftpaper
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   Posted 1/27/2012 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Katherine,
Wondering where this GI is located...? None of my doc's have mentioned antidepressants so I'd like to talk with someone who's open to it.
Thanks.

Nickles
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   Posted 1/28/2012 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Is this KatherineG from the east coast in the states? Where you seeing a Naturopathic Dr. before? If your not sorry, if you are did she help in any way?
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