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Jenny S.
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   Posted 5/20/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Does anyone have trouble with Lupus Rx related reflux?  Each morning I take my Lupus meds with milk & feel very nauseated for about 2 hours afterwards.  The only thing that helps is drinking Sprite.  I've used several over the counter reflux meds, but none seem to be doing the trick.  Does anyone use such a med that works well?


I have Lupus ... Lupus doesn't have me. 

Dx: Raynaud's(2000)·Lupus(2001)

Rx: Pletal 100mg·Norvasc 10mg·Prednisone 5mg·Plaquenil 400mg


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   Posted 5/20/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes they give us meds and forget to tell us they shouldn't be taken at the same time -- some meds don't go well with milk -- a LOT of us take an antacid of some sort with our meds -- for me the Dr said OTC Prilosec.

You might want to visit, a drug interaction checker that may give you some helpful info.

Hope that helps!
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 5/20/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
i take protonix because the meds have hurtm y stomach..had to have a EGD donee that found mild gastritis..feel you pain heartburn and acid reflux sucks
Female: 38 yrs/old DX: Lupus (dx:'03) MCTD, Raynaud's, Anxiety./panic disorder, GERD, Antithyroid antibodies, Lupus Cebritis, Lupus CNS, Lupus Pneumonitis and Stage 3 & 5 Lupus Nephritis. PRES ,Seizures, Photosensitivity since childhood, vasculitis, left thumb and toe amputated from raynauds, Sjogren's
Meds: cellcept, Plaquenil,Prednisone 10,Miracle mouthwash,bactrim, actonel, caltrate, Xanax, Darvocet, Xopenex inhaler, Xopenex Nebulizer, Spiriva, prevacid, aspirin 325mg, pantaprozole and carafate

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   Posted 5/28/2010 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to go through 2 big bottles of rolaids a month, take zantac, purple pill, protonix and prilosec. (They just kept adding more and more cuz of how bad it was)

Then I took a dare on a friend... cold turkied all of them. And drank 2oz of Aloevera juice every day. (boy it tasted nasty). But a month later, I had no issues with my acid reflux.

I now go through a small roll of rolaids every 4 months... and that is only when I over do it (like last night LOL, and I payed for it :( Note to self, don't go eating tons of tomatoes, fruits and veggies at one time) But last night was my first time actually vomiting from it in over two years. And it was also my first bad attack since I did the aloevera juice 4 years ago. From what I understand, the aloevera juice is not only acid reducer but also a promoter of health and healing. So basically, its been mending my asophagus (sp?)

Please note, I did my dare under doctor evaluation. Some doctors will yay or nay it... (the nayer's just believe that one shouldnt injust aloevera juice, but it is ok).
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DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days

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   Posted 5/28/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I began taking Zantac 5 years ago when I started Claritin for hives, it was added as an additional antihistimine, to attack the hives from another angle. When the cause was deemed to be AI and Plaquenil was added, and eventually as the drugs got heavier, my docs just kept me the 150mg twice a day and it seems to work, that is it unless I forget to take it. OOOwwweeee! I'd difineaely ask for something RX, your poor tummy and esphogus needs to be protected by more then just milk. Take care and best of luck to you.


Taking plaquenil, atenelol,  Flexeril, Claritin, Zantac ,Trazadone, Ambien, Prednisone 5mg a  day,Topamax 100mg, MTX 15mg a week, super B complex, multi- vitamin once a week, folic acid,  and Lortab 10mg 4 times a day, Imitrex for migraines.  Allergic to all NSAID's and Ultram.   Mom of 2 boys 2 1/2 and 7. 

Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain and swelling,Raynauds,numbness,tingling,weakness, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migraines, awful hives, positive ANA, with speckled pattern, positive RF, negative anti-DSDNA, and positive for Sjorgen's Syndrome.



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