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PubAnyone?
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   Posted 9/16/2010 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys
 
Just developed this after 3 years of reflux. seems to be happening once a day in the morning after eating something: I get a bloated feeling which increases till I retch a few times. been on 40 mg Nexium which has controlled symptoms quite well for 18 months. First 18 months were bad as I was on a low dose of Lansoprazole.
 
Is this common?
 
 

stkitt
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   Posted 9/16/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome.
 
Retching is a process in the human body where gastric (and sometimes duodenal) contents are forced into the oesophagus, but do not enter the pharynx. This can happen for some people with GERD.  I would talk with your Dr. as I have read that sometimes Zofran can help with the retching.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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PubAnyone?
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   Posted 9/17/2010 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt
 
Thanks for your reply. Yes I was crying a bit over the past few days with this crappy disease, and I'm normally quite upbeat. the doc thinks the timing of taking my PPI is out. I was taking it first thing in the morning. He told me to take it later in the day. Perhaps the acid was building overnight as it wore off? When do you guys take your ppi, or is it what works for the individual?
 
 He put me on a prokinetic in the UK called metoclopromide, is that the same as Zofran? Anyway seems better today, as it reduces nausea and stimulates gastric emptying. I coulf feel the stomach contents yesterday glug glug glug going down after a tablet. Its funny that my worst spells are when Im a bit constipated. It must all back up and cause LES pressure.
 
Best of health to all
 
P

stkitt
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   Posted 9/17/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pub,
 
Glad you were able to receive help from your Doctor.  Metoclopramide (Reglan) is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease  that did not get better with other treatments.  It is a good choice and I hope it is the one that helps you feel much better.
 
I take my PPI in the AM before breakfast.  I used to take it twice daily when I was having more sx and the second dose I took at bedtime. 
 
I am sure you will hear from others re PPIs.
 
I hope life treats you kind.
 
Kitt
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Ritchg
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   Posted 9/17/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Pub
My doctor told me to take my PPI before my heaviest meal which on most days is the evening meal.
Ritch

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