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I've recently came off pregabalin as it has caused me to have

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I've recently came off pregabalin as it has caused me to have really bad acid reflux symptoms. Ive been getting a lot of burning, no pain, throat very sore, sometimes difficult to swallow, takes breath off me, hurts to talk. Every time food hits stomach get a lot of burning. Under my rib cage hurts to touch, feels very inflamed. I've been to see doctor & I've been taking lansoporazole for 5 weeks now but not improvement, ive only just been off the pregabalin 3 days ago. I'm hoping the lansoporazole will start to work better now. I've been give 8 weeks of these tablets to take. In the mean time to help me I take the odd gaviscon tablet. Are these ok to take daily ? As I've read they can cause mental problems such as depression etc. Do you know anything else can use instead of it as I don't want to feel depressed ? Any home remedies that can help my oesophagus & stomach to heal ? Is lansoporazole ok to keep taking after 8 weeks ? Looks like I may need to have an endoscopy to see what's going on.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I shall try my best to assist you while you are corresponding with me.
Although Gaviscon and Lansoprazole are okay to take daily for 8 to 10 weeks without any significant side effects, and if you are feeling better taking these medication, you should continue to take them. However, if you do feel that the Gaviscon is causing dizziness or confusion, then you should start on Domperidone thrice daily taken 15 to 20 minutes before a meal, that will help with the heart burn and also with bloating or any other indigestion symptoms that you might be experiencing.
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