Hi, I was wondering if anyone has used the G-Cocktail for pain management. I was giving the drug by my primary physician and it works wonderful. My Gastro Dr is against me taking it. I have no intention of giving it up. But I am concerned about there being any side affects of the medicine. From what I understand it is a mixture of lydocane, (sp) malox and some other anti acid medication. It taste terrible but is so much better than taking pain pills and it is instant relief that lasts for hours if not all day.
I had the Gi cocktail in the ER also. It also lasted fairly long for me too. What exactly is in it? I have been on prevacid for many years now, I have tried nexium and some other meds and they don't seem to work anymore. My old gastro kind of tuned me out when I told him I was dx'd with fibromyalgia and possibly lupus. My family doc thinks it could be scleroderma. Which I have been reading up on that and it's a good possibility. But they found my esophagus is dilated. So I had my first appt with the new gastro, but they won't do a colonoscopy until I get the ok by the pulmonary doc for it. I had an endoscope by the old gastro doc and he said he saw esophagitis, but said he didn't need to see me again. But my problems have gotten worse since I saw him in May. I have pain and discomfort down into my stomach. I tried malox too and that doesn't give me any relief.
I saw the post about the cocktail and am wondering if I need to ask my doc about this. I am just tired of feeling like I have acid all the time now. even after taking the prevacid. I have tried taking two a day, on in the morning and one at bedtime. Doesn't help. I am feeling nauseated too now.
Could you leave me know exactly what to ask my GP for? Is it called a GI cocktail?