Alcohol with GERD

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   Posted 9/4/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone here drink alcohol and also take a PPI on a daily basis?
I'm going out with friends tonight and they're going to drink and I'm kinda questioning it for myself.

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   Posted 9/4/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Bee23 said...
Does anyone here drink alcohol and also take a PPI on a daily basis?
 I am not sure if you mean daily alcohol and PPI or just occasional alcohol with daily use of PPI?
I will have a bit of alcohol with PPI but usually don't touch alcohol due to other meds I take.  I know that is not a great answers.  I am sure others will post.
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   Posted 9/4/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   

i drink occasionally but it does make ur symptoms imensely worse, jsut dont go over board and ull be fine!


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   Posted 9/6/2009 1:29 AM (GMT 0)   
Thanks for the replies. I had 3 alcoholic beverages last night and it was actually a great night. I have another co-worker who has GERD as well and takes Nexium everyday, so, I was thinking if she can drink 3, why can't I? haha.

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   Posted 9/7/2009 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
From everything I'm learning about GERD (I also have Barrett's esophagus) alcohol is one of the trigger foods and increases acid. I'm not sure about interaction with the PPI, but I wouldn't drink it because it would aggravate overall symptoms, plus, like Kitt, I take other medications. I used to enjoy a glass of wine now and then, but have stopped that. Also had to stop my night time chocolate habit! :-(

If I did decide to have a drink on a very special occasion, I would keep it to one. I think 3 might be pushing it. I'd ask your pharmacist about interaction with the meds.

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