NSAID Induced GERD

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Heather Lynn
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   Posted 7/28/2011 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on daily NSAIDS for management of pain and inflammation. After a few weeks, I started having GERD symptoms. I now take ranitidine 300 mg twice a day. It mostly controls the symptoms, but I still have occasional heartburn and belch more frequently than I used to. Does this mean the GERD is not being adequately controlled?
Fibromyalgia, low back pain/SI joint dysfunction, anxiety, obstructive sleep apnea, endometriosis, asthma

couchtater
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   Posted 7/28/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it does.
Which NSAIDS are you taking?
Joy

Heather Lynn
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   Posted 7/28/2011 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I am taking Naproxen Sodium, 550mg 2x a day.
Fibromyalgia, low back pain/SI joint dysfunction, anxiety, obstructive sleep apnea, endometriosis, asthma

mock turtle
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   Posted 7/28/2011 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
i have been told by my PCP and my GI doc and i have read, that aspirin and other NSAIDs promote acid reflux

i have also read that small doses of aspirin substantially lower the risk that reflux will turn to cancer of the esophagus

and

some days i cant function without aspirin (and a half cup of coffee) so i pay the price

Nickles
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   Posted 7/29/2011 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
DGL- licorice can help protect your stomach and so does Zinc Carnisone, look into this, these are natural supplements.

They help the stomach membran and lessen the damage when taking these sort of drugs.

couchtater
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   Posted 7/29/2011 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Heather lynn, you need to discuss with your rhuematologist about something different to handle your pains if your stomach is bother so bad.
Joy
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