Should i resume taking PPI's?

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jkfox624
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 6/12/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on protonix for 2 months prescrip ran out and i was feeling pretty good. No nausea chest pain gone, still had a slight burning in throat from time to time after lying down for long periods but compared to what it was i was feeling great. about 2 weeks after coming off symptoms came back so i went to dr, had me go for barium swallow and i started back on protonix. Same thing happened i felt great but this time its been about a month and i'm starting to feel awful again. The diet change has never helped, raising the bed doesnt help only the protonix has. Should i just suck it up and keep taking it long term? It's wierd that i dont have the wicked rebound attacks that ive heard so much about when you quit taking them.

dencha
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   Posted 6/12/2009 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi jkfox,
Welcome to Healing Well! It sounds like you need to stay on the Protonix to keep those symptoms at bay. I suffered from GERD for many years, and was on a number of different PPI's--Prilosec, Nexium, and lastly Protonix 40mg twice a day (I started it after a GERD episode that landed me in the hospital with uncontrolled asthma as a result).

You need to make your own decision about how you handle your GERD problems, but I can tell you that I've been taking PPI's for at least 15 years. Although I still had some breakthrough reflux, and still got GERD related asthma symptoms, the PPI's definitely decreased my symptoms markedly.

I can only speak for myself, but I couldn't have done without them. Fortunately, I've had the Nissen Fundoplication, and have enjoyed being GERD free for the past three months.

I wish you lots of luck with your problems.
There are lots of people here who have experienced problems like yours. I hope you'll continue to post, and I'm sure the many very caring members here will be happy to help you work through this problem.
I hope you feel better soon.
Denise

opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/13/2009 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Jkfox -
I have to agree with Denise. If it helps your symptoms and doesn't have any adverse side effects, I'd stick with them if your doctor thinks you should.
Take care,
Bill
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