Worsening or getting better?

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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 6/15/2011 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Im 19 yrs old and heres my situation:

Had a bad case of heartburn with black stools about a month ago so I went to the Doc and he prescribed Nexium for abt 4 weeks and wanted to see how it worked. So i did take it for 4 wks and black stools have stopped since then.(however i regret for not keeping a strict diet)

Once I stopped, the heartburn started to come back with mild burning in the stomach. Took lots of TUMS everytime it came up. And couple of days ago I started to have sore throat that would intensify after sleeping (I do snore very much tho).

As of now, I have started to keep track of my diet and the heartburn has slowly retreated and now I only have the sore throat and very mild burning stomach. Does this mean I'm getting better or getting worse? Should I go back to the doctor?

P.S I've notcied my heartburn gets worse everytime I drink water (even between meals).

Thank You for taking the time to consider my question. Really appreciate it!

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 6/15/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
from the sound of it you need to go back on the medicine, see your doctor again.
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