From: marianne bolding (
Tue Aug 7 22:35:37 2001

Helen, I too had chest pains, however, I boiled them down to a panic attack. You say it took you two months to control your symptoms...did you have to experiment with different meds? I've been on my current med (ranitidine) for two weeks and have changed lifestyle immensely...but, have found no relief. (Yes, they gave me meds before my diagnosis was made) The burning seems to be more in the stomach than in the chest or times it is difficult to swallow. My doctor had his nurse give me this diagnosis over the phone and there was so many questions of mine she could not answer. How long should I give this medication? Thankyou for all your valuable information...and What is h.pylori? does this accompany a hernia? Thankyou again. Love, Marianne --- Helen Dynda <> wrote: > If you have a hiatal hernia, GERD (gastroesophageal
> reflux disease) can mimic chest pain! This happened
> to me! I actually thought I was having heart
> problems because of the chest pain, I was having. I
> was very relieved to find out my heart was not
> involved.
> However, GERD is a serious problem that requires
> medical attention!! When acid from the stomach backs
> up into the esophagus, this can cause scarring in
> the esophagus! If you are having chest pain I urge
> you to see your doctor!!
> The following therapy was prescribed for me several
> years ago for both GERD and H.pylori. These drugs
> are available only with your doctor's prescription!
> 1.) PRILOSEC - is the brand name. Omeprazole
> (o-MEP-ra-zole) is the generic of Prilosec.
> Omeprazole is used to treat certain conditions in
> which there is too much acid in the stomach. It is
> used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers and GERD
> (gastroesophageal reflux disease), a condition in
> which the acid in the stomach washes back up into
> the esophagus.
> Sometimes omeprazole is used in combination with
> antibiotics to treat ulcers associated with
> infection caused by the H. pylori bacteria (germ).
> Omeprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid
> produced by the stomach.
> 2.) Propulsid - is the brand name. Cisapride
> (SIS-a-pride) is a medicine that increases the
> movements or contractions of the stomach and
> intestines. It is used to treat symptoms such as
> heartburn caused by a backward flow of stomach acid
> into the esophagus. However, Propulsid has been
> banned by the FDA.
> 3.) METRONIDAZOLE (me-troe-NI-da-zole). Flagyl is
> the brand name. Metronidazole is used to treat
> infections.
> These three drugs comprised the triple therapy which
> helped me to finally overcome GERD and H. pylori --
> within about a 2 month time-frame.

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