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Suggest treatment for palpitation and anxiety

I had racing heart and increased irrgular heartbeat with anxiety when I tried Nexium 4 years ago. Since then I take aloe and have not had symptoms of GERD or acid reflux. Now my dr. wants to give me Dexilant 60 mg. I can t find out if the same thing that cuases it in nexum is in Dexilant. Can you help. The Dr. said I have Gastritis, possible due to my hietal hernia. Sandy
Mon, 24 Jun 2019
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Hello,

I would explain that Dexilant is a PPI similar to nexium.

It is usually used for gastritis or acid reflux. Anyway, I would recommend performing a fibrogastroscopy before concluding about gastritis.

Regarding your racing heart, it could be related to anxiety. I recommend practicing Yoga and avoiding caffeine intake.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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