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Acid reflux after stopping diet pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Dear User, You have started the test chat with our doctor. The duration of the test chat is 5 minutes. After the trial period, you will be redirected to the Payment page
Doctor :   hi]
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Good Morning. I have had Acid Reflux for most of my life and have used Prevacid for years successfully.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I recently tried a diet pill that worked very well and I lost over 40 pounds. I've since put about 30 back on...but the whole time, I've not had acid issues.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Over the past several weeks, every time I take a bite of food, when I swallow, my chest burns uncontrollably. When I take a drink of anything...including soda, the burn goes away
User :   I don't drink many sodas, so I don't feel they are completely related...but the burn is so great it is crippling.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I travel with my job and have not taken the time to schedule a dr's appointment, and fear this may be incredibly serious.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I concluded that it may be an ulcer...but now...through a nurse friend, they said that sometimes a lower valve on the heart may grow, and if it gets too big, it may burst and could kill me.
User :   I don't scare easily...but I am concerned...what are your thoughts?
Doctor :   i will help you in this
Doctor :   can I ask few relevant questions?

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