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hormones causing the acid reflux?

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I recently got back on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo a week ago. 3 days after staring the pack, I started to experience acid refux, and it hasn't seemed to subside with anything yet. I have been taking Zantec for 3 days and I know it can take a while for that to work. But I was wondering if the change in hormones could be causing the acid reflux to be aggrivated. I have only suffered from heart burn once before, but don't have the symptoms of heart burn, just the symptoms of acid reflux. I am just getting tired of the feeling in the throat.


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replied April 21st, 2011
Acid Reflux Answer A22218
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum

Some of the common side effects associated with Ortho Tricyclen usage are nausea,vomitting,abdominal pain,weight gain,fatigue,spotting etc.Acid reflux seems to be because of the pill intake.
Have small frequent meals in a day.
Drink lots of water.
Eat high fibre diet.
Have chamomile tea several times in a day.
Do not lie down immediately after meals.
Keep the head portion elevated while lying down to prevent reflux.
If the symptoms seem to worsen or are too bothersome kindly see a Physician for evaluation.You might require to change the pill and have investigations as Endoscopy to rule out any stomach ulcer which would be causing the reflux.

Take Care!


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