I bought a bottle of mylanta and drank it and it felt better within literally 2-3 minutes. That's good, but can I take calcium carbonate or aluminum hydroxide products every day for weeks and weeks? The misery returns if I don't keep drinking antacid regularly. I am already on a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) for several months.
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First off I wanted to tell you that I too take Prilosec. I have had the proton pump inhibitors I take quit working after a while and have had to change to another one. Maybe thats what you need to talk to your GI about. Another good one is Prontonix.
Also, be careful with the Maalox/Mylanta meds. The magnesium can cause alot more D too.
I would not let this go for a month. I really think as much as you hate the idea, that you really need to see your doctor about this. The nausea could be just that your Prilosec quit working or it could be because of some Crohns narrowing. I thought I had an ulcer once, turns out it was caused by narrowing/stricture in my small intestine and wasn't an ulcer at all. Good luck!
Well, I have had this pain and nausea with my stomach before, so I figured it was just coming back again. I was on all the expensive stuff like prevacid and protonix last time and none of it helped. I didn't want to go run off and see the doctor right away because I wasn't worried about any blockages or narrowing. I actually go nothing but liquid all the time lately :( I am not sure if that could be from my stomach acting up or if something else is malfunctioning too. I was hoping by taking the antacids I might obtain the bonus of some degree of constipation, but no such luck.