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Posted on Mon, 15 Dec 2014
Question: I am a 35 year old male with acid reflux for over a year. I am fit, exercise regularly and try to eat healthily. I had an endoscopy 7 months ago that revealed gastritis. My gastroenterologist put me on Dexilant, recommended that I avoid gluten and dairy for chronic, fairly severe bloating, but after three months I still experienced reflux (bloating is gone). The reflux never happens at night or when I lay down, but always happens between three and four o'clock pm regardless of what I eat or how much. I went off of the Dexilant two months ago for a SIBO test that came back positive. I took Xifaxan for 10 days and stayed off of dexilant, but minor reflux remained and has continuously worsened. I put myself back on Dexilant and it is helping again. My stomach is burning, though not unbearably. Can't meet with my doctor for more than a month. I would like to be off of Dexilant and find a solution to my problem. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I think you need to continue Dexilant

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing in

Reflux is an ongoing process, In 27 years of my practice as a gastroentrologist, I am yet to see a patient who is cured for ever.

Most of them have relapses off and on.

It is better if you continue Dexilant for a minimum of six weeks at stretch.

Here are few tips to avoid reflux:


1] Avoid spicy, fermented meals
2] Do not have heavy meals
3] Avoid smoking and alcohol
4] Wear loose clothes
5] Do not stoop
6] Do not lift heavy weights
7] Raise the head end of your bed
8] If Obese lose weight
9] If under stress - Manage stress levels by meditation and exercise

Hope this helps
Do write back in case of concern
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Brief Answer: I think you need to continue Dexilant Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing in Reflux is an ongoing process, In 27 years of my practice as a gastroentrologist, I am yet to see a patient who is cured for ever. Most of them have relapses off and on. It is better if you continue Dexilant for a minimum of six weeks at stretch. Here are few tips to avoid reflux: 1] Avoid spicy, fermented meals 2] Do not have heavy meals 3] Avoid smoking and alcohol 4] Wear loose clothes 5] Do not stoop 6] Do not lift heavy weights 7] Raise the head end of your bed 8] If Obese lose weight 9] If under stress - Manage stress levels by meditation and exercise Hope this helps Do write back in case of concern