GERD and valium and GERD and Tramadol

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mommyandme
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   Posted 2/3/2014 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
Diagnosed with hiatus hernia, and now suffering with acid reflux. I have read several placec that Valium can make GERD worse. Anyone experienced this? And what about taking Tramadol if you have GERD, will the it get worse?

Alcie
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   Posted 2/3/2014 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, mommyandme.

I take both, have taken them for years for fibromyalgia and muscle spasms. Neither ever did anything to improve or worsen my GERD. (I had the surgery so don't have reflux anymore.)

Valium is a very good muscle relaxant, among other uses. Tramadol helps with some types of pain, also raises serotonin level, so it's got a good side effect of elevating mood, for me at least.

Do tell your gastroenterologist if you are taking these medicines, or tell the prescribing doctor you have GERD. I wouldn't stop taking these medicines though, unless there is a medical reason.

mommyandme
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   Posted 2/4/2014 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply Alice:) I also take tramadol for fibromyalgia. I take valium once a week, maby twice for anxiety, especially because this GERD thing is bothering me. I get this lump like feeling in my throat, and i hate it. The tramadol makes it less painfull, but I worry if it will make the acid reflux worse. I hate feeling like this:/ I guess it's individual how we respond to taking tramadol and valium. Do you take them together?

mommyandme
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   Posted 2/4/2014 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Ps. I also have this pressure in/on my chest. Have you ever experienced that?

Pps.
If I have any typos, thats because I'm from Norway;)
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