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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi we chatted before on my burning mouth and regurgitation. my doctor gave me lexapro but it caused me severe constipation so we had to stop it . my question is what medication to take to rule out bile reflux?
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   Since when are you having bile reflux?
User :   well 3.5 months ago i was diagnosed with endoscpoy as mild chronic gastritis and acid reflux.
User :   they treated me with kapidex for over 1 month
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but symptoms improved by only 60 %
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   now GI is trying to give me antidepressant i guess to rule out burning mouth syndrome
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   coz now my symptoms are regurgitation and tongue burning
Doctor :   Did it work?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Tell you current problems?
User :   well i got severe constipation with lexapro which opened my fissure so we stopped it over week end
User :   currant problem is
User :   burning tongue and regurgitation
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i am on kapidex 60 mg
Doctor :   Then you have to try some home remedies.
User :   yes all of it
Doctor :   Did you try any?
User :   well my question is how do you rule out bile reflux/
Doctor :   Symptoms of bile reflux is similar to acid reflux.
Doctor :   They include burning sensation in the stomach,
Doctor :   Burning sensation in the throat,
User :   so now what medication to take to rule out bile reflux
Doctor :   You have to take the same medication, like kapidex 60mg
Doctor :   Since you are facing side effects of the drug.
User :   no no
Doctor :   No No?
User :   i am facing side effects of lexapro not kapidex
User :   kapidex is fine
Doctor :   Then you have to continue with it.
Doctor :   It is the medication of choice.
User :   even for bile reflux?
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   But there are better drugs also.
Doctor :   Give me age, height and weight.
User :   31 yo, 125 lbs 5.1 ht
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Location.
User :   xxxxx
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you can visit you gastroenterologist for further assistance.
User :   so you are saying there is no other medication for bile reflux except PPI
Doctor :   There are medication to reduce bile secretion.
Doctor :   But it is a prescribed medication.
Doctor :   You have to consult your doctor for that.
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.
User :   yes i am following . i do understand that it is a prescribed medication but isnt that medication for gall stones only?
Doctor :   Even the gall stones are formed from bile.
User :   ursodeoxycholic acid
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   we have 2 things to rule out now i guess. burning mouth syndrome and bile reflux
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   he said if this antidepressant doesnt work he will do ph monitoring to see if acid is really coming up
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but the thing is ph monitoring only shows acid n now alkali like bile. i am only trying to understand this thing
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I shall help you with that.
Doctor :   What was the ph values?
User :   it wasnt done yet
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he said he will do it if antidepressant doesnt work
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Ph monitoring is done to constantly measure the ph of the stomach.
Doctor :   It used to diagnosis of GERD.
Doctor :   Did you get it?
User :   yes
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
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