Acid Reflux got worse AFTER taking Zantac

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   Posted 5/12/2014 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
This has happened a couple of times. It's like sometimes the Zantac helps and other times it makes things 10 times worse.

I'm no longer taking PPis and I thought Zantac could help me with rebound. I've been off PPis for 3 weeks.

My heartburn was mild but still I thought I would take a Zantac to eliminate the reflux and after taking the pill the reflux became so much worse. Last night I wasn't experiencing heartburn but I thought I should take it anyway to prevent any reflux while I'm sleeping and 5 minutes after I took it I started to have bad reflux.

Has anyone else experienced this? Today would be the 3rd day I've taken it.
The first time and the third time I took it, it works great. The second time and fourth time and the fifth time have been awful.

I cannot come up with a reason for why this is happening.

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   Posted 5/13/2014 2:45 AM (GMT -6)   
It does seem strange to get reflux so soon after taking it.

I find drinking water or any liquid gives me reflux, could it be that drinking down the pills is giving the reflux?

Or you may be swallowing a lot of air with the pills and its causing the reflux.

Why don't you try pretending to take a couple of pills a few times and see if you get the same reflux reaction to those.

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   Posted 5/13/2014 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply. I too thought maybe it was the full glass of water you have to drink with each pill, but who knows.
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