Reflux: What do you take?

on 2/8/13 2:35 am - NC

I have been having reflux problems for about six months now. I have tried pepcid (seems to work the best so far), prilosec, and some new prescription med my doc gave me (it was timed release so it didn't work well). I take a dose of mylanta every night before bed also. Any suggestions on something to try? I have had a lot of stress lately, my daughter just got married last weekend and I have started training as a midwife. I am at my wits end.


HW 225, SW 219, GW 140, CW 124

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!  

Debbie W.
on 2/8/13 2:38 am
RNY on 12/11/12

I have Barrett's as a result of reflux and take prescription omeprazole 2x a day



on 2/8/13 2:38 am - MD
RNY on 11/13/12

I just started with reflux. The OTC stuff wasn't helping me enough so my doc called in a RX right away.  It is so uncomfortable and hurts.  I had no idea..

Good luck!!  xxoo

    SW 238 CW 189 GW 135



H.A.L.A B.
on 2/8/13 4:49 am

I take OTC omeprozole. When it gets really bad I take that 2 x a day.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

on 2/8/13 5:35 am - CA
RNY on 06/11/12

Over the years I had tried many that my Dr. prescribed. One by one they stopped working. The last one was Aciphex and it never let me down.  I don't need it anymore since I had my surgery... yayayayaya



on 2/8/13 6:19 am

Carafate liquid from the doc works well for me. Gavascon seems to take my heartburn away for a long time. Protonix from the doc is amazing - took it before surgery for acid reflux that was eating my esophagus. Cleared that right up. Don't do timed released if you're a post op. Your doc should know that. Find something that works with our new pouch and will give you relief.

Jen 11 yrs post op RNY

on 2/8/13 6:37 am - Atlanta, GA
RNY on 12/12/12
My dr prescribed me nexium and it works great fit me
on 2/8/13 7:12 am - NC

Thanks for all the comments. Maybe I can get straightened out before long.



HW 225, SW 219, GW 140, CW 124

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!  

on 2/8/13 7:32 am - Fargo, ND
RNY on 02/22/12

I am Protonix because my Celexa interferes with prilosec.

  Highest weight : 315 lbs, Surgery weight: 298.5 lbs, Current weight: 183.5 lbs