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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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How can i help you?

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User :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   I am having what I believe is acid reflux. I have burning and soreness in my throat, my neck hurt and sometimes burning in my chest. Is this what this could be? I have tried prilosec and it does not help.
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query?

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May i know since when you have such symptoms?
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May i also know your age and gender?
User :   Have had the symptoms for about two week. I am 33 and a female
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Are these symptoms more after food?
User :   Not always. Seems to be on and off through the day.
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Ok
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The symptoms you are reflux symptoms only.
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I shall give you the right treatment.
User :   ok
User :   I am taking zoloft and ativan could this be causing it?
Doctor :  
The medication is not the cause for these symptoms.
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These are secondary to hyper acidity which in turn is related to stress and worries.
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And other parameters.
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You can treat it medically.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you taking one pill of prilosec every day.

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Or is it two per day.
User :   i took two per day for a week and now am taking one
Doctor :  
Ok.
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These medications are effective only when you take empty stomach, early in the morning and one half an hour before the dinner.
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Were you using this way?
User :   I take it as soon as I wake up.
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Ok.
Doctor :   The medication are part of the treatment.
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There are other exercise that has to be followed.
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May i know are you following that.
User :   I have been watching what I am eating and drinking lots of water.
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Ok.
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I shall explain you in detail of the treatment.
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let me know if you been doing this along too.
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1.
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The medical treatment.
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Two tablets of prilosec 20mg twice a day as you are following.
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Along with this you can also take syp sucralfate 5ml thrice a day.
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The are antacids, which help also.
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2. Tab avomine 25mg twice a day for 5 days.
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these are the medical treatment.
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Apart from this
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You need to follow
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these.
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Do not full stomach food.
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Restrict to small frequent meals instead.
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Avoid coffee/tea/smoking/alcohol/ narcostimulant drugs if any.
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While laying down use two pillows so that your head is always elevated.
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These are the measures that have to be taken.
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Have you followed?
User :   I have foolowed most of these. Can you please tell me what the avomine is?
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It is promethazine.
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Anti emetic that helps in reflux.
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IF you have been on these measures and it is not helping you out,
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Then you need an endoscopy to find if there is any surgical cause of your symptoms.
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Have you followed?
User :   yes
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Ok.
Doctor :   Get a endoscopy done.
User :   What else could be causing this?
Doctor :   The main cause is stress and worries.
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Apart from these are drugs like steroids, pain killers.
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the third cause is obestity, smoking.
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The least common causes are the surgical cause where there is abnormality of the splincter of the oesophagus.
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Have you followed.
User :   yes
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Avoid stressors as they are the commonest cause.
User :   would prescription be better the otc meds?
Doctor :   Only prescription drug that is HPkit
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But it is mainly for hyperacidity.
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Does not help in reflux.
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All the dugs i have mentioned to you which aids in the present problem is OTC.
User :   Ok. I thank you for your time
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Is there any other query?
User :   No
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User :   ok
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