I have a question regarding GERD.. I frequently experience heartburn,and this all started with my first pregnancy back in 1998. I went for a GI series test after having the baby..and after drinking the barium it actually cured me.
I was fine until 2006..after much stress and anxiety I developed heartburn again, went back for another test and same thing it went away. I guess its temporary for while, but its sure better than taking antacids all the time.
So my question is..I have milder symptoms and am supposed to go again for another test, however, I would like to know if there is anything else out there similar to the barium that I can get over the counter. Does maalox or pepto bismal have the same effect?
I sure am trying everythin g possible not to go back for this test again.
I dont like the radiation exposure.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.