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Gerd and light-headed
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Gerd and light-headed

I was waken up by severe chest pain like a blast several times at night and also feel light headed suddenly.

I was diognosed as Gerd and I'm taking protonix.I feel much better now. No longer have the pain that shock me from sleep.
But I still feel light headed during the day.

Is light headed related with Gerd?

Any ideas would be appreciated
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Hello. The light-headedness maybe from your medication. I myself have gerd and when i was on prilosec i use to get light-headed and dizzy from it. Since then I have had my perscription switched to nexium and so far so good with that (knock on wood). :)

Hope this information helped you out a little bit!
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Thanks.
But I even had the light headed or dizziness befroe the medication. I thought it was stimulated and caused by the acute Gerd chest pain. But now the pain has gone, light-headed is still there. Not so obvious. But it does happen now and then.

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I also had the dizziness and lightheadedness (also diarrhea) when the doctor put me on Prilosec. When I changed to Aciphex (the newest proton pump inhibitor) my symptoms stopped immediately. I would give it a try. It's expensive, but your doctor should have some free samples for you to try.
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I felt light headed before taking any medication too.  I also felt like my breathing was restricted.  My doctor said that GERD can affect the way your heart beats at times- even to the point of feeling light headed.
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Thank you. Glad to hear someone has the same feeling as mine about some other symptoms of GERD.
At first doctor thought it was anxiety, I don't think so at all.
Then the doctor guess maybe it's inner ear problem, I take the medicine, it doesn't help either.


I can feel it is the chest pain at night cause something like pressure at my chest, then my head suddenly becomes light headed.(this all was more severe before I take the Protonix medication for Gerd). It lasts one second and goes away. Maybe severe pain can cause lightheaded too. At daytime I feel light headed and sudden little dizzy frequently, but can't feel the pain.

I hope the symtom gose away after the Gerd is cured.

Xiaowei

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