Okay, I'm 16 and I have been having very bad acid reflux. I feel like I can't breathe, pressure in my chest, burning and feeling like I need to throw up. I also have a rough time burping. I went to the doctor and he checked my blood, took x rays and even did a chest thing, everything was fine, my heart was normal and my lungs were.
Everyday I have these issues even when I don't eat anything. I been eating on tums and it doesn't seem to help, I've even tried making myself throw up! I'm getting so tired of feeling like this and I just want something that will help. I can't even walk down the road because I have to catch my breath.
Any solutions the might help? Any over the counter meds that I can take? I heard Zantac is good but haven't tried it. If you have any solutions please let me know.
U need to eat and with reflux Drs suggest we eat 4 to 5 small meals a day..do not skip meals as ur body will produce acid to break down the food in preparation and if u do not eat, u still have the acid...and just taking meds is not the answer...try eating foods that do not trigger ur reflux...keep a journal...avoid the typical foods that will cause an issue greasy, spicy, foods, acidic foods. carbonated bevs...so sodas, even caffeinated teas and coffee is not good...next lifestyle, if u smoke this will add to this, so cut back until u quit altogether....and try to avoid stress...as a teen that is not always easy ...so find ways to relax....a soak in the tub with soft music playing...
See a GI Dr to see ig u have a hiatal hernia or something along that line that may be contributing to how u feel and look to family history for some insights...meds alone are not the answer, so do look to ur diet, do not skip meals..just eat smaller ones, but health foods...
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