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COLLING6
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3/4/13 8:25 A

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Yes a gastroenterologist. It took me 3 months to get an appointment so make one as soon as possible, and a friend told me it took 6 months for her because her symptoms weren't as severe as mine. Seeing a specialist helped me a lot.


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3/1/13 12:34 A

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It would be a Gastroenterologist.

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3/1/13 12:13 A

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Would that be a gastrointestinal Doctor that I should see?



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2/28/13 11:43 P

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Please go and see a specialist as soon as possible. Make sure when you see one that you tell them everything that is going on, take notes if you need to before you go so you don't forget anything. Have a list of all medications and any vitamins or supplements you are taking. You may also want to let the specialist know any medications you have tried for it that you felt haven't worked along with ones you think have helped at all and if they stopped helping. This information will help with anything that the specialist may recommend for you. My guess is that the specialist is going to end up having some tests for you, to rule out other more serious conditions that GERD can cause. I wish the best for you and hope that you get the help you need.

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I have been on different medicines for my reflux for around 10 years. I am currently on Dexilant. I try to take only 1 a day like prescribed but as I am sitting here, I can feel my chest burning. Alot of times at night, I have to get up and throw up to ease the pain and the reflux coming up in my esophagus. I have never been to a specialist but I am thinking of going to one. I hate being on this medicine so long because I read it could make my bones easier to break. I am 62 years old and my mom has broken her hip and arm so I am really afraid.



 
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