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PPIs making reflux worse?
JDoyle90 posted:
I am a 23 year-old male with no prior health problems. My blood pressure is perfect, I eat a healthy diet, exercise often and do not drink or smoke at all.

Around 5-6 weeks ago I developed an upset stomach (nausea without ever vomiting, stomach pain) which took around two weeks to clear up.

In the following weeks I had intermittent stomach pains, particularly on abdomen below the ribcage and sometimes lower down around the navel. I began to feel sick again and went to see the GP who said it was gastritis and gave me the proton pump inhibitor Omeprazole. Upon taking these I noticed an increase in acid reflux (which is somewhat of a paradox), with a sour taste in my mouth, pain in my throat, etc. I went back to the GP and she said my throat was somewhat inflamed and gave me Lansoprazole to try instead. I have been taking these for a couple of days but am still getting this acid in my throat 9or what I think is acid), causing a phlegm-like sensation, pain and gruffness.

Is there anyway PPIs can paradoxically make acid reflux worse?
360solution responded:
I think your stomach is sensitive to your medication(PPI), therefore you developed reflux symptom and should be treated as soon as possible. Many years ago, I had stomach pain by using baby aspirin for three month. Later also developed acid-reflux symptom with PPI. That was very painful experience. If your condition doesn't get improved by seeing your GP. I may have a alternative way to help you.

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