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Medication for GERD symptoms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello i have acid reflux/gerd...i have been feeling like something is stuck in my throat and also sometimes it feels like i have saliva that i have to clear but i dont have anything..Is that one of the symptoms of gerd
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   yes, this is one of the symptoms associated with GERD
Doctor :   are you on any medications for your condition?
User :   prilosec otc
User :   even the saliva feeling
Doctor :   this symptom occurs due to excess mucus secretion which happens in response to the damage done by the acid reflux
Doctor :   yes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   if Prilosec OTC is not giving adequate relief, then it should be changed to higher acid suppressant
Doctor :   when was GERD diagnosed for you? what investigations were done?
User :   now its been a year
User :   the first i had the upper endoscopy done and they found a ulcer and inflammation and about 3 months ago i had another one done and everything cleared up
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   discuss your present symptoms with your treating doctor and request for change in medication if needed
Doctor :   to have control over your symptoms
Doctor :   are following diet changes for GERD?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   continue to follow them and drink plenty of water
User :   but every so often i do eat stuff that i cant
User :   not alot tho
Doctor :   ok
User :   with this saliva feeling will i choke or something that was scares me
Doctor :   no, it usually does not happen
Doctor :   do not leave stomach empty for more than 3 hours
Doctor :   slowly this feeling will subside
User :   ok
Doctor :   maintain strict diet control
User :   thank you
Doctor :   such that there is no aggravation in gastric acid production and reflux
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thats all thanks again
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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