Ask the Doc: Why You Should Avoid Acid Reflux and ADHD Meds

July 11, 2012
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Dr. David Minkoff joins this episode of “Ask the Doctor” to answer your questions on a possible causes of a strange rash that appears after workouts, treating chronic shin pain that developed suffering a calf injury, the harms of Priolsec for acid reflux and Vyvanse for ADHD (a must-listen segment), what endurance athletes should know about donating blood, and is it bad to lick your HR monitor strap?

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Comments (2)

  • Valerie says:

    I was diagnosed about 6 months ago with Barrets Esophogus after having a scope done. I didn’t have any symptoms but was bulimic for ever 8 years and wanted to check things out after 4 years of being healthy. After my diagnosis in November 2011 I have been on an acid prescription like Prilosec only instead of 20mg I’m on 60mg. Also in this time I was prescribed Wellbutrin for depression. I’m scared of cancer clearly so that is why I started the acid medicine, even though the condition from what I’ve read doesn’t go away. Is there another option and can I get off of these meds on my own as my doctor won’t recommend that? Thanks!

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