help! i need a doctor!!!gerd, acid reflux!!!!

@rainzero (505)
February 10, 2009 5:48am CST
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) One of its characteristics is Acid Reflux Unfortunately, i have this one... people, you think, motillium (an anti-hyperacidity med) could help me out on this?
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5 responses
• India
12 Feb 09
Hello my friend rainzero Ji, I am really very sorry, as I am totally new to this subject, but I would request you to see Doctor immediately.may god bless you and have a great time.
@rainzero (505)
12 Feb 09
im wondering what does rainzero Ji mean... anyway, ive consulted a doctor already, she has prescribed some med which is quite expensive that's why im asking for alternatives. dont worry, your opinion is always welcomed here. ^_^
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• India
13 Feb 09
Hello my friend rainzero Ji, So nice that you ahd been to Doctor and well on path of recovery. Regarding suffixing 'JI', is a secial respect provided to all addressees in my Language. Like in my language or evn in all other Languages, we address everyone bu profession, by prfixing their profession such as , Doctor, (Dr.), Engineers (Er), Professors, His/Her highness, similarly we give respect even to unknown by suffixing 'Ji' after their names. How do you address in your language ? Or any oher suitable replacement. I would bedelighted to use the same for you. may god bless you and have graet time.
@rainzero (505)
16 Feb 09
wow! by the way, are you a chinese? well, we usually we address strangers with mr, miss as a respect,, ^_^
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• Canada
10 Feb 09
I use the prescribed med called Periot... I think thats how its spelled. has helped ALOt... look it up :) perhapes in your country it has a different name. Alot of meds have different names in other countries. but I had bad acid reflux and was worried I may get an ulcer. anyways this med pretty much cured the accid reflux rarely get it anymore unless I eat tomato products. look it up :) periot or perriot not sure on its spelling. I think its Periot.
• Canada
10 Feb 09
eeep periot is costly so guess not an option for you.. works very well though sadly. its covered by disability here (im on disability) look it up anyways, you never know might be cheaper there LOL and wow my star dropped from 5 to 4 over night :O anyways if I think of other meds will post them :) some people say bread helps alot.. to absorb acid.. not sure if that is true
@rainzero (505)
12 Feb 09
what exactly does PERIOT do? what is its generic name? ill try to look for its local counterpart. anyway, do you take this whenever you have acid reflux? thanks!
@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Have you ever tried Nexium or Prilosec? I had it bad for one year straight. I mean daily acid reflux and I had to go on medications for awhile. Hope your feeling better.
@rainzero (505)
10 Feb 09
i never heard of those..would you mind if you elaborate a bit? are they available here in philippines? thanks for being the first who responded here...kinda agitated, i mean the AR, i should have restricted my smoking last friday
@mimi602 (60)
• United States
16 Feb 09
My 3 year old was born with dysphagia(problems swallowing and it caused her to have acid reflux bad. They put her on prevacid. She eventually outgrew it. Try to stay away from acidic foods like tomatoes,pop,etc. I also have a cousin who has it. He eats 5 times a day.He can't take large meals. He eats his food pretty bland and he never lies down immediately after eating. Hope that helps. Good luck.
• United States
10 Feb 09
When I have an acid stomach, I like to eat an apple. For me it quickly reduces the acid. My brother-in-law has acid reflux really bad...or maybe I should say hadit bad. He found that mixing 8oz of spring (or bottled) water with a teaspoon of baking soda totally neutralized the acid. He had been taking medicines for acid reflux for years and they work up to a certain point, but he limits how much he eats, cut out drinking soda and eats nothing after 8pm and he's been pretty good...but when he over does it, a glass of water & baking soda and the problem is gone. I don't think is something you can do everyday, but it is a great way to eliminate the problem when it's really bad.
@rainzero (505)
10 Feb 09
oh,that's a good alternative. my doctor prescribed some med to me but its way too expensive, i cant afford to buy those for my daily intake. besides, i would always go for the natural thing. il try that baking soda solution, a neutral and a basic, thats a good shot for AR. cheers!