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Hey all,The lovely progression of my IBS has now become:(1) More C than D(2) Nearly constant heartburn (worse at night, starting around bedtime-- and no, I don't eat right before bedtime)(3) Tons of gas! Hello!!(4) Some stomach pains/feelings of fullnessWhat should I take? I don't want to take Pepto, as it will stop me up. I could take Pepcid or Zantac, but I always think, "What if my stomach feels sick? Then I want to take Pepto but can't because I've taken a systemic drug!" I've been trying 3 extra-strength Tums, which only takes about 15% of the edge off. (And doesn't help the gas.)Any suggestions??Thanks!Regards, Lilymaid
 

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Sounds like you need a trip to the doctor. Have him check for GERD. If you have acid more than a couple of times a week, it's probably GERD and you don't want to let that go on because it can cause damage to the esophagus and then you open yourself up to all kinds of problems. My doc put me on Prevacid. I pill per day. Works!!! No acid at all even after pizza- I have had acid troubles for about 25 years. I went from tums, to pepsid, to tagamet, to zantac, to Prilosec and now Prevacid. I finally found the trick. Good luck but go have it checked out.
 

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Sounds like you need a trip to the doctor. Have him check for GERD. If you have acid more than a couple of times a week, it's probably GERD and you don't want to let that go on because it can cause damage to the esophagus and then you open yourself up to all kinds of problems. My doc put me on Prevacid. I pill per day. Works!!! No acid at all even after pizza- I have had acid troubles for about 25 years. I went from tums, to pepsid, to tagamet, to zantac, to Prilosec and now Prevacid. I finally found the trick. Good luck but go have it checked out.
 
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