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Suggest Medication For Heartburn After Quitting Smoking

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Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Question: I have had sudden heartburn since I quit smoking 3 weeks ago. I am 62. I never get heartburn. I can feel some ache in my elbow when it hits. Treated with tums seems to pass. I am not overweight and I take no medications
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Take omeprazole 20mg by mouth daly!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Your symptoms are consistent with gastritis or acid reflux. I will recommend 20mg of omeprazole daily for 10days. If symptoms persist beyond this, I will suggest that you see your doctor. At this time, testing for a germ commonly known to cause gastritis and maybe the need for a test to look into the stomach lining would be considered.

Keep me updated with your progress. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
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Brief Answer: Take omeprazole 20mg by mouth daly! Detailed Answer: Hi, Your symptoms are consistent with gastritis or acid reflux. I will recommend 20mg of omeprazole daily for 10days. If symptoms persist beyond this, I will suggest that you see your doctor. At this time, testing for a germ commonly known to cause gastritis and maybe the need for a test to look into the stomach lining would be considered. Keep me updated with your progress. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.