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Acid Reflex For Teens

Hello, My Name Is Kirston Mccormick. Im Currently 15 years old, and have been living with this acid reflux for awhile now. I just havnt relised what it was till now. I wake up feeling sick to my stomach, cant eat good because of the fear of throwing up, And i come to relise that, when i dont eat for awhile (couple of days but just little bits of food here and there) Im So Hungry That i dont have an appitite anymore so i dont eat. Im Also one of those people who dont like people who dont eat becuase its kinda growse thinking about how people dont eat and starve themselfves when other people could use the food. I Just need help on What i should do to Help This GERD because i do not like living like this. When I went to the doctor they perscribed me with 250mg of Azithromycin,300 mg of Ranitidine, 500 mg of Amoxicilllin, And Pro Air As Well As Proventil For My Ashma(sorry if i spelt that wrong). Anyways, I Dont Take The Medicine Because I Am A Little Worried About What They Might Do And Im Just Not Into Taking Alot Of Pills. They Kinda Scare Me A Little I Would Hate To Be Addicted. Well Thats My Story, So Please Help Me With ANy Advice. Thank You.

                                                                Kirston McCormick
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Hi,
Dont avoid food and pills.
You should take small frequent feeds for relief .
PPI (medication) may be taken for relief of symptoms of GERD.
It is not addictive.
Your asthma could be even due to uncontrolled GERD. Treating GERD may in this case control worsening of asthma symptoms.
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Hi, my name is Laura, and I am also 15 years old. My whole family has Acid Reflux and I'm pretty sure I have it too. I can't eat anything late at night, or else I'll be sick. Sometimes I'll wake up in the middle of the night with a burning feeling in my upper chest and throat. I try water, but it doesn't help at all, but I found that eating a few crackers helps a lot. Like Kirston, I also have days where I don't have an appetite at all. My dad takes prevacid, but he says that I might be too young to take medicine for Acid Reflux.

I have three questions
Can Acid Reflux make you have tonsiloths?
Are periods of no appetite associated with Acid Reflux?
Do you think a doctor will give me a  for this?

Any advice you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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