Posted 9/13/2005 7:30 PM (GMT -7)
I've been sick with GERD for a long while - just too busy having a heart attack and other problems to concentrate on it. So it took a while to diagnose. I've been on these types of meds. about 3 yrs. now - though in the past they called it ulcers or something else, and gave me tagamet and other types of med.'s. I've never gone off of them yet! As long as I don't try to eat a really big meal and I eat long before I go to bed at night, I feel good!
Yes, I take calcium supplements, a multivitamin for women over 50. :) And Folic Acid per Dr.'s orders, which is a B vitamin.
Re side effects and dangers? Without the help of these med.'s the side effects of having this condition could mean cancer of the esophagus! I'll take my chances.
Good Luck, Hearty and like Cathy mentioned, don't skip any med.'s - there's not been enough time for healing as yet...Hugs, Teri :)