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Excess stomach acid - can I stop this?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
In Janaury, I went to see a GP because I had what I can only describe as a burning feeling in my stomach. I was told it was a virus. I then saw someone else 3 weeks later; as I wasn't feeling any better. The GP prescribed me Peptac (it's similar to Gaviscon) and the pain went within a few days.

I have the same problem again. Can I stop this happening? I have IBS too.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    keep taking the peptac. And go back to the Dr. You might have GERD GORD or acid reflux.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks. Peptac is something that can only been taken for a maximum of 2 weeks or so.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Had a similar problem a while back, for months I had bad heartburn most of the time.

    The best thing I can suggest is to go back to your GP and let them know that you are looking for a more continuous solution. I can't remember exactly what was prescribed to me by the doctor, but I just took it every day and it stopped the problem. After a while I came off it and it had gone.

    May also be worth looking at your diet and maybe try changing it a little.
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