Hi to everybody out there on one or other "prazole" medication .. all these PPI's seem to end with prazole ...
These medications supposed to be very good when you have high acid in your stomach .. it will soon cut down that extra acids. If it doesnt work for you .. could you perhaps be suffering from low acid? When you have heartburn .. doctors always assume its due to high acid, (although the symptoms for hi and low acid the same) ...and on the "prazoles" you go ... this happened to me. After 3 weeks on this medication .. no improvement, maybe a bit worse. Did some research. Found out I took it at the wrong time of the day, ie after lunch. Was supposed to take it first thing in the morning on a complete empty tummy .. and not eat for at least another one hour. Did that. Every day after that I became worse and worse and eventually decided that I must have low acid. - turned out I was right .. not only did the PPI cut the little bit of acid I had left in my stomach, but I did damage to myself .. taking Tumms etc .. containing calcium which cancels out any acids, but also taking calcium supplements making things worse!
Did research, and found that most of our digestive symptoms caused by low levels of enzymes .. check this -symptoms of lack of enzymes:
Flatulence, heartburn, spasms, lactose intolerance, constipation, gastro esophgeal reflux, peptic ulcers, indigestion
Bought "bioenzymes for life" from a health clinic and after only 3 days had relief. My husband used to belch and pass gas on both sides ... for Africa .. and he also started taking the enzymes .. the result a miracle for both of us. We dont want to take enzyme capsules for the rest of our lives, so doing research on natural ones .. we now eat a lot of papaya, (paw-paw), as well as dates, and have pineapple juice with all our meals.
Regular pals on Healing well would have read my comments by now .. please be patient ... we feel as if we have been part of a miracle .. and would like to share this with others out there as doctors never ever mention enzymes .. and even reading all the posts .. you are bombarded with all different drugs which you have never heard of ... but nobody mentions the natural enzymes which we destroy when we cook our veges .. just think: How many fresh items containing the enzymes you need did you eat today?
We wish all of you good health! Cecelia