• my chemo is causing horrible acid reflux. i am taking sucralfate and aciphex and i continue to suffer every day. i had an endiscopy and ever

    Asked by Bellamore on Thursday, June 7, 2012

    my chemo is causing horrible acid reflux. i am taking sucralfate and aciphex and i continue to suffer every day. i had an endiscopy and ever

    thing looked "normal". Is acid reflux a common side effect and does anyone have any successful treatments?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Unfortunately, there is nothing natural about cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are potent and toxic poisons that destroy cells and cause a myriad of side effects. But they do often save lives and cure cancer. I would agree that for someone who has chronic acid reflux disease due to diet, changing one's diet is the way to go for a systemic solution to a chronic problem. But that is not why chemo patients get acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, etc. It is a temporary side effect of chemo drugs that a change in diet isn't going to fix, especially not in the short term.

      over 7 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar
      MarnieC

      Hi nancyjac - thanks for your comments. I would just add that while I was on chemotherapy, eating differently was hugely beneficial to me and totally negated the acid reflux that I had. I totally get the point you're trying to make about the chemo drugs causing acid reflux (not the diet) but it actually does make a difference to seek out a more alkaline diet during chemotherapy. Hugs!

      over 7 years ago
    • BobbiW's Avatar
      BobbiW

      I also am taking prescription strength Omeprasole every morning and that has helped pretty much. When needed, after eating something that doesn't seem to agree with my digestion and the acid reflux comes back during the day, I take 1 tablet of Extra Strength GasX or Extra Strength Tums.

      almost 7 years ago

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