About a month ago my doctor put me on Prilosec and Zantac for reflux (have since stopped Zantac and am only on Prilosec every morning). Is there any interaction with birth control pills, meaning could it decrease its effectiveness? I am on generic Alesse 28, taken every night at the same time.

Also, my period is due in the next few days, as I am on my second placebo pill. I've been having cramps and bloating since Monday. Is this still considered normal while on the pill? With the new meds I've been taking, everything kinda makes me worry, as of course first thing that comes to mind is protection against pregnancy.

PS: I know these should be questions for my Dr, but need some advice while I try getting an appointment.