My name is Karen and I am a 51 yr. old woman from Northern California and so happy I have found this forum. I have had acid reflux problems now off and on for 15 yrs. but only about
once a month and would take prilosec every so often to help. I never had to alter my eating habits until about
a month ago. One day I had ate the most greasy, spicy food for lunch and dinner. During the middle of the night had the worst attack of acid reflux! I starting taking prilosec and was babying my stomach but it didn't seem to help. Long story short, after seeing my PCP and a GI doctor, I am scheduled for an upper endoscopy in a few weeks. I am on Protonix 40 mg. twice a day and I also take Zantac 150 for my lunch and dinner. My acid attacks are maybe about
every 4 days and the days I don't have them I can still tell it is on the edge of starting up.
This problem has really made me depressed. Having to analyze everything I put in my mouth and then the waiting to see what happens later is very stressful as I am sure many of you can relate.. I decided to find a forum where I share my ups and downs...