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skooby
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   Posted 11/16/2005 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I read once a while ago that H Pylori cuts down the risk of Barretts. Has any one heard of this?
 
Next question does anyone know the difference between Prilosec OTC and perscription prilosec. I was taking the over the counter and was just yesterday given the perscription. I forgot to ask the Pharmacist the differnce all I can tell is that the OTC is a pill and the perscription is a gell caplet.
 
Any info would be great
 
Thanks
Skooby

Steve J
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   Posted 11/16/2005 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to google the first question. about the second one, I think OTC prilosec is a weaker or lower dose version of the presqribed one.

skooby
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   Posted 11/16/2005 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Steve for your reply

I will google.....Never thought of that in the first place :o)

If I find anything I will post the link

Marsha

PS Notice a big difference in the perscription makes me feel much better


hearty
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   Posted 11/16/2005 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Would the prescripton therefore be more like nexium? Never quite got the difference between the two of them.

skooby
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   Posted 11/17/2005 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Hearty

I have never tried Nexium. The doctor first had me on the perscription for Pepecid which did not work at all it seemed to make it worse. After I called the doctors office they wrote me a six month perscription for Prilosec. I know though people react differently to different Meds. All I can say is I have been on this for two days and I am feeling better.

Last night I had prime rib for dinner and the swallowing issue seemed like it had improved because I know meat and bread are usually the difficult things to swallow when you are having problems and it seemed to go down with no problems (knock on wood it stays like that). I think I have a hernia and have decided no matter how well I feel after the first of the year I am going to get scoped. I just need to know so I am not walking around worrying all the time that it is something serious.

Well thanks for listening

Marsha

PS I love this message board reading other peoples posts has helped me so much with my stress


hearty
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   Posted 11/18/2005 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a barium swallow test done to see if there was a hernia or anything since it is less invasive and much much less expensive than a scope.

skooby
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   Posted 11/18/2005 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Hearty

What were the results of the Barium.

What is the cost difference. Mine luckily is covered by medical I have Kaiser though I am sure I will have to go through alot of red tape before they approve it.

Marsha

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