anyone take Nexium? (I can't believe it... another freakin' med)

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UCinNC
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   Posted 3/21/2008 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
so, my UC is great. no blood, no urgency, no pain, no frequency, no D. Amazing. Rectal meds ROCK! but now, some nauseau, lots and lots of burping, churning stomach (doesn't feel like UC churning). GI thinks it is acid reflux, which my mom has but I have never had. so, he is starting me on Nexium. anyone else take Nexium? how has it been for you?

I can't believe my UC is finally under control, and now I am one giant burp of a woman.... all I do is burp and churn....
30/Female/NC
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (was on 12 Asacol/day, but suddenly got sick from it)
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Cortfoam in AM, Rowasa in PM (is working wonders for me thus far)
Various vitamins, bit of fish oil, a probiotic.
Getting married October, 2008!!!!


tjf
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   Posted 3/21/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Nexium. I have always had acid reflux issues. I have been on about every med they offer. Nexium has definitely worked for me. I occasionally have some break through reflux late in the day if I eat something heavy at lunch (which I rarely do). I haven't had any side effects from it.
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expecting226
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   Posted 3/21/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to take Nexium for gastritis. I had to stop taking it when I became pregnant and have been off of it for about 10 or 11 months now. I miss it terribly! It worked really well for me... got rid of all the heartburn, reflux, nausea, churning, etc. No side effects. I plan to go back on it very soon. I'm just working to get it approved by my insurance company (they prefer Prevacid, but it didn't work for me when I tried it before, so I have to go through a process to get Nexium approved).

My husband takes Nexium, too, for GERD. He hasn't had any problems with it either.
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)


quincy
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   Posted 3/22/2008 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi..hope it works for you.

I'm on Pariet at this time .. I like it. The other one I can use is Zantac (but Pariet is much better). I tried omeprazole but felt weird on it.

Trial and error...but hope it helps your tummy.

Let us know how it goes.
quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


wen4003
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   Posted 3/22/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm on Nexium and have had great success with it.  I have had acid reflux over 20 years and have tried different meds along the way - this one is working well for me.  If I miss a dose, I definitely know it!! 
 
Because of the length of time I've had it and the lack of good meds for a long time, the acid reflux has done some damage to my esophagus.  This has led to a pre-cancerous condition called Barrett's Esophagus; I have to be scoped about once a year to make sure things haven't changed.  The chances of me developing cancer from this are very small, but slightly higher for me than someone else with barrett's because this is the type of cancer one of my grandmothers had.  But I don't worry about because that doesn't do anything except cause more stress (like I need more of that!!).  If it happens I'll deal with it then.  My doctors have said that I will have to take the meds for it forever in order to reduce/eliminate the chances of my developing cancer.  So I am most definitely staying on the meds.
 
Good luck with the Nexium.
 
Take care,
Wen

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quincy
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   Posted 3/22/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Scary Wen....I can relate to knowing to stay on meds to prevent further damage to occur.

I need meds in order to function....I shudder to think otherwise.

Be well (very subjective...),
quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Red_34
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   Posted 3/22/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey I know the feeling of adding yet MORE meds! I take Prilosec and it does a pretty good job of controlling my acid reflux. I definately can't do without it and if it keeps me out of pain and burn - hey then I'm all for that! Good luck and hopefully it can keep the churn away :)
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