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Old 12-28-2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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I lost health insurance 4 months ago due to not being a full time student. Anywho, i've been taking Prilosec OTC insted of the perscription. However, the last time I went to the drug store they where out. So I got Zantax 150. DO NOT GET IT!!!! Zantex does nothing. Same mg, just doesn't work like Prilosec OTC does. Damn, i'm in burning hell now.
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Did the docs ever tell you to not, eat a lot in one sitting? Cut back on the Sodas? Don't eat or drink 1 hour before you lay down or go to bed?

I need to go to my doc and have the script renewed... But I have not taken the pills for a good while... I was on Prevacid... It did help somewhat...

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Yup, I tried all those statagies. This has been a problem i've had for since 14 yrs old. I've always had a perscription till lately. I try every now and then to go off the pills and its back worse than ever. Any exersize multiplies it greatly. I had Omoprexill for my perscription. Then when I lost healthcare went to Prilosec OTC which was nearly as good, but now have a bottle of Zantax 150, which sux. Maybe if I take one more than the recomended?
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I wouldn't do that unless a doctor says it'* okay. Meds are great and all but you have to worry about what stresses you are putting on your liver and such. More meds doesn't always mean a better response. Your body could just not be responding to the meds and giving it more may do you more harm then good.
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i always double/triple my dose of advil... they taste so good!
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Do you smoke?? Drink coffee or anything caffeinated?? Fried foods??

As much as I hate to say this but,alcohol WILL aggrivate the hell out of it also.
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I've suffered with the acid reflux for a few years now and
the doc perscribes Losec. It'* always worked but the last
3 flare ups it'* done nothing. I find if i stay away from the coffee
and chocolate it'* not too bad.
I feel for you fantastic88.... :(
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Nexium is the standard prescribed for that.

No chance of getting on Medicare or anything?
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My biggest mistake prolly is that i'm a chocoholic. That and fried foods. 4 strips of baccon, 2 eggs, and Hurshey'* Almond dark chocolate nuggets is my common breakfast. However, even if I eat right and no drinking it seems just as bad. Exersize, which they say helps, makes it horrible.




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No chance of getting on Medicare or anything?
I am in the process of applying for Minnesota care.
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Maybe you should try some digestive enzymes for a while. The majority of "acid reflux" is due to your body'* inability to properly digest the food, not because "too much acid is being produced". And the exercise may be rough in the beginning, but in the long run, it should improve things.
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