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Suffer from acid reflux. Taking dexilant and telma. Need a permanent cure

hello my name is chyanna ive been on dexilant and tetna i believe i've been suffering from acid reflexies for almost 8 years and not untill the the last 4 months never been treated, I am currently on sandoz 20mg, and nothing is really helping, any suggestions? please I'm getting married in a month and a half and missed lots of time of work lately
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM!
Thanks for posting your query here.
Acid reflux is due to weakening of the lower esophageal sphincter- this causes a reflux of acid produced in the stomach into the esophagus. It can be treated either by decreasing the acid secretion-like using omeprazole or pantaprazole or Rabeprazole or by neutralizing the acid- by antacids. If one drug is not acting you can change the drug and dosage and frequency with your doctors advice. For example sandoz 20mg can be replaced by Pantop 40mg with a tab twice daily may improve your symptoms.
If GERD is associated with hiatal hernia the symptoms will be more disturbing. Hence an upper GI endoscopy is recommended to rule out any hernia or barrett's esophagus.
If the conservative therapy fails you have an option of the surgery which is called fundoplication.
Life style changes like reducing the stress, taking low fatty and low spicy foods, taking food in time and walking for atleast half an hour after meals will reduce the symptoms in GERD.
Hope this is helpful to you.
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General & Family Physician Dr. J Kingson John David's  Response
Thanks for using Health Care Magic Forum,

I advice you to switch over to
Tablet pantoprazole 40mg twice a day half hour before food,
Chewable Tab. Gelusil 3times a day to decrease burning sensation .
after chewed Drink 1glass of mild hot water .
Do not lie after eating for 30 mins as it will lead to reflux mechanism.

I Hope I Provided Useful Information. Do ask Furthur Questions to help You get well soon.
Dr.J.Kingson John David
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