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Heartburn after liver transplant: How do I get relief?

Transplants | Last Active: Sep 29, 2021 | Replies (12)

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Hi, Craig. Congratulations on your new liver. I've had minimal trouble with acid stomach since my transplant. My team has suggested Tums and that usually does it for me. The elevation of the head of the bed is a great suggestion. I also have been told that sleeping on the left side is helpful with acid reflux because of the position of the stomach's openings while supine. The only other thing that comes to mind is that some foods just produce an acid stomach; tomatoes do it for me; so, I avoid them in volume. Sorry, I've nothing else to offer.

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thank you. I find that my heartburn hits the minute I start to eat so lying a certain way doesn’t seem to make much difference. I’ve been told not to take Tums because of interactions with some of the meds that I’m on so instead I’ve been taking Pepcid and Prilosec with variable results.

I have found that eating is more slowly can help but sometimes it doesn’t seem to make any difference at all and foods that were not a trigger earlier may be a trigger in a current meal instead. There doesn’t seem to be much rhyme nor reason to it. Thanks for the response. C

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