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Is it very common to have Acid Refux symptoms at the age of 19? About a month and a half ago I started getting air bubbles in my throat that I had to push out as burps every once in a while. Less than a month ago though, the symptoms started getting worse and continue to be. Whenever these air bubbles/burps come out (sometimes I cannot control them, sometimes I push them out) I can taste the food that is being digested in my stomach (talk about disgusting). Also, digestive acid occasionally comes back up into my mouth whenever I try to push an air bubble out. Problem is usually worse whenever I eat chocolate and coffee. The symptoms start as soon as I am finished eating and continue for roughly 4 hours, starting out more servere and then letting off. I do not have any pains in my chest though such as heartburn.

I went to visit the health clinic on campus at my university and talked to the doctor there who told me that it is most likely air bubbles getting trapped in my stomach whenever I drink water. I don't believe this is the case though because the symptoms can occur even if I don't drink anything. (the air bubbles occur after only drinking water too though and not food?) I don't drink pop/soda either ever and rarely drink coffee. Anyway, she also told me I could try out Zantac. I bought some and have used it, with no luck- I don't believe it has helped out a bit. I haven't tried taking it before eating though, only after, so maybe changing that will help?

I have read other posts on here but everyone who seemes like they have this problem has not found a "cure," so I'm feeling a little hopeless. It is just so uncomfortable having these little burps that come up when I'm around others, and the taste is disgusting! Plus I guess the fact that my esophagus could also be getting damaged (haha..)

Any others that have had this problem or can relate? I would appreciate any advice. I am probably going to go see the campus doctor again and see if she could send me to a specialist and give me a prescription for something? I'm not sure.
[QUOTE=lauren1460;5083309]Is it very common to have Acid Refux symptoms at the age of 19? About a month and a half ago I started getting air bubbles in my throat that I had to push out as burps every once in a while. Less than a month ago though, the symptoms started getting worse and continue to be. Whenever these air bubbles/burps come out (sometimes I cannot control them, sometimes I push them out) I can taste the food that is being digested in my stomach (talk about disgusting). Also, digestive acid occasionally comes back up into my mouth whenever I try to push an air bubble out. Problem is usually worse whenever I eat chocolate and coffee. The symptoms start as soon as I am finished eating and continue for roughly 4 hours, starting out more servere and then letting off. I do not have any pains in my chest though such as heartburn.

I went to visit the health clinic on campus at my university and talked to the doctor there who told me that it is most likely air bubbles getting trapped in my stomach whenever I drink water. I don't believe this is the case though because the symptoms can occur even if I don't drink anything. (the air bubbles occur after only drinking water too though and not food?) I don't drink pop/soda either ever and rarely drink coffee. Anyway, she also told me I could try out Zantac. I bought some and have used it, with no luck- I don't believe it has helped out a bit. I haven't tried taking it before eating though, only after, so maybe changing that will help?

I have read other posts on here but everyone who seemes like they have this problem has not found a "cure," so I'm feeling a little hopeless. It is just so uncomfortable having these little burps that come up when I'm around others, and the taste is disgusting! Plus I guess the fact that my esophagus could also be getting damaged (haha..)

Any others that have had this problem or can relate? I would appreciate any advice. I am probably going to go see the campus doctor again and see if she could send me to a specialist and give me a prescription for something? I'm not sure.[/QUOTE]

Hi Lauren,
I have been on Prevacid for more than a year. Once a day tabs. I feel okay, and glad you are ready to jump on your condition. It's important. You can get an anylsis of your esophagus that will make you more at ease. Good Luck





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