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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

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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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