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SWIFTSEATURTLE Posts: 3,328
9/2/12 10:15 P

An ENT Dr. first told me I had it, and prescribed something but I didn't take it. A few years later, I started gagging, especially if I bent over. This time, after being told again that I had acid reflux, I took the medicine.

If I miss a pill, I start gagging or may get nauseous. I have no other symptoms.

Acid reflux can damage your esophagus, and lead to Barrett's Esophagus, which can lead to cancer.

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8/30/12 9:58 P

Me. I had no symptoms of reflux, but it showed up on a barrium swallow I had because of an unrelated injury to my esophagus. My doctor thought I should take something as a preventative. (I take the generic version of Prilosec.) Chronic irritation of the esophagus from acid may be a contributing factor to esophageal cancer and I didn't see any reasons to take chances.



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8/30/12 5:51 P

I was told I had GERD but no real symptoms. Dr. prescribed some potent antacid (which I never took). Then he scheduled me to have my gall bladder out. Which I never did. That was 10 yrs. ago. I'm fine. Oh, I had originally seen the Dr. for a sore throat - - it wasn't strep & he said it was from stomach acid issues??

BLOODHOUNDLADY Posts: 273
8/30/12 5:44 P

Yes you can have acid refux also known as a hiatal hernia but they has to be diagnosed from a scope test known as an egd. How did he come by with your diagnosis.

PUGDOGMOM55 Posts: 84
8/30/12 9:30 A

Hi,
Has anyone here been told by their doctor that they have acid reflux but really do not have any symptoms at all and are taking Pepsid that the doctor prescribed?

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