Stephanie, Community Member

Decrease Your Cost For Prescription Medications

Recently, I went to see my primary care doctor about my reflux because despite my treatment with over the counter H2 blockers, I was experiencing severe abdominal pain. He suspected an ulcer and referred me to a Gastroenterologist (GI). He then gave ...
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An Introduction to Peptic Ulcers

Recently, a friend of mine hurt her back. Her doctor suggested she take ibuprofen and steroids to get rid of the pain. Unfortunately, the pain got worse and a new symptom arose: shortness of breath. Before she could get a x-ray to check for pneumonia ...
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I Want Candy!!

There is often talk about candy and reflux. Should my child with reflux be allowed to excessively eat candy on Halloween? Should I eat the leftover candy? Will something cause my reflux to flare? Is it worth it? For most of us indulging in too much o...
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Dealing With Heartburn and Reflux During Pregnancy

During pregnancy it seems like all the rules change. You begin to think about everything that you put into your body but at the same time your body is changing so dramatically that each day seems to bring a new issue, thought or concern. Most women e...
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The Difference Between Gastritis and GERD

By definition gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining (gastro = stomach, it is = inflammation). For years, I thought gastritis and reflux (GERD) were pretty much the same thing. Recently though, I’ve been reading more about gastritis and how ...
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