I am having so much trouble with acid reflux since chemno, anyone else having this problem
The second week after my first chemo acid reflux and just acid build up in my stomach was a big problem. I tried taking mallox and other anti acid stuff but nothing helped. When I got into the third week it went away. No fun is it? Hope it goes away soon and you feel better.
i have finished chemo a year ago - and i still have acid reflux, my onco dr said it is very common , after surgery and after chemo and she prescribed meds for me to take at bed time.
My Mom also had a lot of trouble with acid reflux. We tried everything under the sun, the only thing that finally relieved it was a shot we were able to give her whenever she needed it. Perhaps you could look into it.
Kellyh33 do you know what kind of shot they gave your mother. I also have tried everything under the sun andnothing is working.. Thankis
I use to live on Tums after chemo and since I will be starting back up I guess I will be living on them again but they did not help much not sure what does help. I am sorry you are having so much trouble I will be praying for you.
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i got diagnosed with colon cancer a year next month and it's been a little over three months ago that i finished my chemo. I too have a problem with acid reflux. i take the pepcid acid but i'm concern with taking too much meds for my body already. As an alternative, I am taking a quarter of a cup of aloe vera gel. I take it the first thing in the morning and everytime i feel it. just be sure that you don't eat much food that is too oily, no carbonated drink, no chocolate of any kind. Hope it helps out to you.....;)
I take Omeprazole caps 40mg every moning before food and problem is gone. Ones or twice in two years period I stop take them for a few days and I was so much in pain. Can't live without them. With best wishes to my teal sisters, Zina.
Oh my mine has gotten so bad. I did finally go to a gastro doctor and am scheduled to get scoped. I was taking prilosec, zantac 150 AND tums and it was still bad. The gastro doc put me on a script called Dexilant. It has worked wonders! Get scoped in a couple of weeks.
Unfortunately acid reflux is one of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, then I found out at some point after one of my scans that I also have a Hiatal Hernia. Now I am on Doxil and one of its side effects is - you guessed it - acid reflux! So I have what I refer to as the Super Trifecta! LOL!
If you haven't tried one of the over the counter daily pills I would start there. Then if that doesn't settle things down you might want to look into a gastro doctor. My onc sent me when I complained. He was just like we need to get that checked out - don't need any more problems. I was thinking - great another doctor, another procedure etc - LOL!