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What medicine is good for GERD ?

I am 16 years old, in pretty good health, average weight, etc. I was diagnosed with GERD and a hiatal hernia about a year ago.. i've been on prevacid since December and it isn't helping. I wake up sometimes feeling as though I can't breathe. Lately, my heart feels as though it's racing from not being about to breathe, but that could be me just being scared about it. I hate suffereing from this.. it's so bad. I need to make another appointment with my specialist soon to get things in check again. I've tried tums, prevacid, prilosec, gas ex, etc. Nothing seems to be helping my condition! I'm a pretty healthy eater, a little junk here and there(but who doesnt?) HELP!
Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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Take yogurt, and avoid stimulants, smoking etc. Eat in minor quantity , do physical. Might be you are under stress, it can cause GERDs, so an antianxiolytic can do wonders. There are lot of medications, but consult a gastroenterlogist.
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I was recently diagnosed with GERD as well, but my doctor said that it is linked to my asthma. Have you considered that you might have asthma? Nocturnal asthma will cause you to wake up in the night like that and can cause your heart to race as well. You could at least ask your doctor to administer a breathing test on you.
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