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What should I tell my doctor about GERD and my medical history?

If your GERD is associated with another medical illness or other medications you're taking, your doctor may be able to treat your illness or change your medication or dosage and relieve your GERD. That's why it's important that you tell your doctor as much as possible about your medical history.

Be thorough and honest. Include any allergies or illnesses you have now or have had in the past. Also tell him or her about your alcohol use, and any recreational drugs, prescription or over-the-counter medications, and supplements, such as vitamins and herbal remedies, that you take.

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