I also have gerd. I have been taking protonix for about
5 years. This is one medication that definetly keeps the weight on.
I ended up going to Mayo Clinic for all of my problems. They also mentioned I may have Barretts esophagus. Which, if you read about
it, you don't want it. It is one of those things I don't want to know about
(dumb I know). In the morning I sometimes have a mouth full of bile. I also agree that GERD is nothing to joke about
On another note, I also would get bad pain in my chest and my ribs. I now know what thats all about
It hurts like the dickens. Just reaching for something can rip the muscle from my ribs, I broke 2 ribs doing that.
Anyway, Girlinred, I hope you have found some relief, and some answers. Hang in there.
This forum is wonderful, this is only my 3rd post, but I have learned so much in just 2 days.
anxiety, avascular necrosis, depression, cfs, fibromyalgia, gerd, thyroid, uc