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azgrandma
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I am having so much trouble with acid reflux since chemno, anyone else having this problem

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vanessamood
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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.

VictoriaSF
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Joined: Dec 2010

hi,
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.

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kellyh33
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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.

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vanessamood
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Kellyh33  do you know what kind of shot they gave your mother. I also have tried everything under the sun andnothing is working.. Thankis

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kellyh33
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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.

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AnneBehymer
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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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Anne

AnaLouCajilig
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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.....;)

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zinaida
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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.

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123Miley
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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!   

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vanessamood
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  Stoppped chemo in August ,have had acid reflux since then. Have taken 6 different pills , gone to three doctors and still no help. Had many tests. Am going to a specialist in three weeks.. My onc does not like to think that it was caused by chemo so I am relived to see that i am not the only one. Have lost 25 pounds becuse it is a chore to eat. Did not think I would ever say that...

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