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jdlawn
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 4/3/2005 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Is it true that drinking spring water can help alleviate gerd symptoms?Also how good is it for someone to stay on a ppi for a long time.I read where these medications can actually increase risk of cancer after taking it for a while.I am taking prilosec and although it stops the heartburn,it does not alleviate my gas problem.

Creekaholic
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   Posted 4/4/2005 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Jdlawn!

Welcome to our board!  One of our other members, NorthernJoe, suggested that drinking Spring Water only can help alleviate GERD symptoms.  I myself have not tried this yet, but if it sounds up your alley, give it a shot!

I know that you shouldn't take too many antacids, period.  I've never heard about them causing cancer.  If you're experiencing gas, have you tried Phazyme or Gas-X?  They may help with your pain.

Hope you're feeling better soon! :)

Toni


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I won't wait
Another minute
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Pattycake
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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 4/4/2005 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I am interested in finding out about the Spring Water also. I have just been diagnosed as having GERD. However, I do notice that if I drink water from the sick I get nauseated and the "heartburn feeling" is alot worse. When I was in the hospital, I only water I got to drink was the ice that had thawed out but I didn't have any problems with getting sick from it. I don't know much about GERD but I need to find out all I can. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to take as far as OTC medicines? The medicine my doctor wants to put me on cost $100.00 for 30 pills. I can not afford that right now. I am currently taking 12 other prescription medicines at this time. so one can imagine the cost I pay each month for meds.

Patty

Creekaholic
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   Posted 4/4/2005 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Patty!

Welcome to the GERD board!  Do you have a water filter? I know some city water can cause stomach discomfort.  Maybe a Pur filter would help.  As for OTC heartburn medications, there are many to choose from.  I know Prilosec now has over-the-counter, as well as the usual, Tagamet, Tums, Rolaids.  You may give them a try and see how that works.  I hope you feel better soon! :)

Toni

You can't say
I didn't give it
I won't wait
Another minute
On my way
This time around

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