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Treatment for GERD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   i was diagnosed with gerd by my doctor and i was given 300mg of ranitidine to take before i go to bed, but at night i have even worse pains
User :   what do i do
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help u in this
Doctor :   can i ask fewQ
User :   please
User :   go ahead
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   20
Doctor :   do yu have any burning senation in stomach
User :   yeah thats exactly what it is, almost in my abdamon
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any signs of idigestion
User :   yeah just really bad discomfort in my stomach at night

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User :   hello?
Doctor :   shall we proceed
User :   please
Doctor :   do yu have nausea
User :   no
Doctor :   how did yu feel after ranitidine
User :   well at first it started off good, my symptoms were getting better throughout the day but it seems that at night i get discomfort in my stomach which interrupts my sleep
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are yu on any syrups
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Ranitidine is useful in gerd case
Doctor :   but its proved that the initiall recovery
Doctor :   is good but later the disease is not well controlled
User :   what are my options then
Doctor :   do yu have lot of spicy foods
Doctor :   junk foods
Doctor :   carbonated drinks
User :   no but i did have a chocolate ice cream bar today
User :   may that be the source
Doctor :   sorry to ask do yu smoke
Doctor :   or consume alchohol
User :   not anymore
Doctor :   yu were previously
User :   yes both before the doctor told me i shouldnt because i have gerd
User :   which was a little over a week ago
Doctor :   yes yu are correct
Doctor :   its better to avoid it
Doctor :   have food at a proper time
Doctor :   not to skip night meals
User :   so do you recommend i should stick to a strict diet and continue to take the ranitidine
Doctor :   yes it will help u a lot
Doctor :   its very important to avoid stress and tension
Doctor :   1. diet changes
Doctor :   2 . avoid stress and tension
Doctor :   3. aerobic exercises like early morning walk, swimmingwill help
Doctor :   4. yu can have Ranitidne 150 mg in nite half a hour before food
Doctor :   5.Tab. Prilosec 20 mg half an hour before break fast for 15 days
Doctor :   hi are yu there
User :   yes
Doctor :   yu need to follow these instructions
Doctor :   if the pain is more severe in nite
Doctor :   yu can have cold milk to reduce it
Doctor :   not to use over counter pain killers
User :   ok lets say i follow the diet and take the medicine, but the discomfort doesnt go away, how long should i wait before contacting my doctor
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help u
Doctor :   yu will get good relief with these
Doctor :   not to worry yu will get well soon
User :   ok thats it then, thank you
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