I didn't have a problem on previcid at all. I have been taking that all along, they just kept thinking it was acid relux. Ya know after your dx'd with acid reflux, and being a woman, they think thats all your problems and keep trying another medication or think you need to be on an antidepressant. I have been taking previcid for awhile now,meaning a few years. I know when I don't take it, I don't have any problems. This was not the case. Since the ENT thought my throat problem is acid reflux we tried another prilosec OTC. Well I took two of those a day and that didn't seem to change my throat, raspy and feelslike it's swollen all the time and a lump on the right side. So I then went to the gastro doc on my own. He did a barium swollow, the results were slight reflux. I said I heard that people have scaring with reflux and saw the add for nexium. So he said give it a try, but he said it's not the problem with my throat. gave samples so I just could try it. I couldn't take it and told him. So back on the previcid. Then I started my plaquenil and and a couple days late lexapro(because the doctor thought I was depressed, I said YEAH only because I am sick and getting the run around from you all.) But I got sick on the nexium too just didn't feel good. He did say not everyone can take it. So he ordered a thyroid ultrasound since no one else would do it. Numbers were on the low side but family doc and rheumy said it was fine. But gastro doc thought maybe it's the problem. HMMMMMMMMM now who should pick up on low numbers, gastro? or rheumy or even family doc? OH GGRRRRRRRRRRR. So then I went to the ER did not have a heart attack or stroke or was in an accident so not worth treating for any pain. The went to the family doc saw the PA, gave antibiotics. She said the servere diarrea, (oh yes I started with severe diarrea end of FEB after starting the plaquenil and lexapro. I called the rheumy and the nurse said she really doesn't think it's the plaq, but more so the lexapro. In the mean time, I was also feeling more depressed being on the antidepressant as time went on. But I had this experience in the past too with them, got more depressed on them. Husband said He knows I am not depressed or wasn't until three weeks ago.
So I see the gastro doc on monday the one who is interesting in helping. I hadn't seen him last monday, emergency appt for a visit so had to take who ever. I saw a ne rheumy last Friday have another appt. with her to hear about all the blood work she ordered. (nice doc). I had a CA125 blood test today, I saw the GYN doc on Thursday and she knows there is something going on with all the pain I have throughout my torso. She isn't sure what to think, but ordered a pelvic ultrasound. I said to rule out anything with that.
I am to the point to let them go in and do exploratory to see if they see anythiing and cut all the adhesions.
But really all this started when I had my gallbladder out and I have been telling each doctor this. So maybe the gastro monday will want to pursue looking into thinks insida instead of giving me more meds. which I will say, the time for trying medication is over. I have been off work since april 12 and I have to get back to work. I hate that I have to stay in bed most all the time. I have no energy what so ever. My husband picked up ensure today to try to get some nutrition into me. I threw everything up Friday I drank or ate. So over night i had acid coming back up.
What a merry go round that isn't merry.
Thank yo for being concerned.
back to square #1- off meds for now-Not been diagnosed as of yet. Have a positive ANA. . Pain reliever. sublingual B-12 , Chronic sinus infections. Asthma.