How long have you been on Nexium? I know when I started Prilosec it took about
3 days before I noticed a difference - not a right away poof it's gone feeling but a lessening. And it took about
a full week before that feeling was completely gone. I found too that if I ate a lighter meal in the evening then the lump wasn't as bad. I also avoided certain trigger foods after a certain time - usually about
4 hours before I go to bed works for me. And water, I had a tendancy of drinking a lot of water before bed. Not good for someone that has stomach issues. Now that I've been on Prilosec for umm 1 year I think, I no longer have that problem nor do I have to limit my food intake in the evenings anymore.
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Posted 7/16/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)
Sherry,Ive been on Nexium for only 6 days. Ive had acid reflux symptoms for 8 months. Just went to doctor last week. When it first hit me I thought I had heart problems. Iwas having trouble breathing, Icould not get that deep breath. I went to my regular doctor and he did blood work ,ekg, lung test where you blow into some kind of tube. I told him I still felt like I was choking. He said it was just stress. So 8 months later I still had lump feeling
and trouble breathing. I made appt. with ENT doctor. He did nose scope and
said I had ARS. Tommorrow is cat scan of neck area(dont know what they are looking for) and then barrium swallow.
Posted 7/17/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -7)
How do you cope with the breathing? I am going through my worst period with GERD at the moment! I've just had my meal (very light one) and already I can feel my breathing is changing. I start with yawning as it's the only way to get a deep breath. I think it is a stress thing as I had a really bad night last night and lay awake for hours. Now evening is approaching, I think I am getting anxious about feeling ill again!
Posted 7/17/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -7)
I know what you mean. I used to dread the nights. UPS just delievered the propuppillow. Will give it a try tonight. Instead of just trying to go to sleep and laying there for hours I read and it takes my mind off of it. Doesnt always work though.
Posted 7/25/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)
I had breathing problems with my reflux (actually LPR) and it took quite a while to figure out that that was the culprit. My first ENT doctor prescribed me 40 mg Nexium per day, as yours did, but it didn't always help. A second ENT kept me on that at dinner time and added 300 mg of Zantac at bedtime and now I'm doing fine again (except when I cheat with trigger foods).
The bed propping and wedge pillows don't make much difference one way or the other for me, but then my worst times were always when I was sitting up at a desk or in the car anyway.
Good luck to you. I really hope you can find a combination of treatments that work well for you.
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