Antiacid medicine

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  1. Elkay

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    Hi

    Does anybody know whether I should syn Gaviscon Advance? I get bad reflux which burns my throat and I need to take this at regular intervals for about a week when I get a flare up. It is sugar free, but still not sure whether I should allow any syns for it?

    Any advice would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Elkay
     
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    I think not as my doc always tells me it's not actually absorbed into your body.
     
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    Thank you so much for replying - that's good news!

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    You're welcome - I suffered from very bad reflux to the point where the skin in my throat was eaten away by the acid. I had an operation to stop the reflux a few months ago and it's changed my life. It really is so horrible to deal with, isn't it?
     
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    It is indeed truly awful. At the moment my throat is soooo sore. I don't get heartburn or anything, it's like I don't know it's happening until the damage is done and then it takes a few weeks on tablets and the Gaviscon for it to calm down again. I would be too scared to have the op though, I'm terrified of hospitals. I assume that as you had the op, the tablets didn't work for you?

    I'm so glad you are sorted now and I appreciate you taking the time to reply to query.

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    The tablets didn't work for me at all. and the stronger ones - the omeprazole and so on made my hair fall out. In my case, they were able to diagnose that there was a physical problem with the top of my stomach and since the op corrected that it feels great - I haven't taken a single antacid since waking up from the op, not so much as a Rennie. My throat used to be so sore, like I'd poured battery acid down it.
     
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