i am trying to get off of nexium for this reason read on please.... anyone with similar problems get

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   Posted 2/14/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
:-) lease get in touch with me i sure could use some feedback on what happens if you tried this with the same symptoms i have please? i have been on nexium a few years. i looked up information on nexium and found out that the side affects can be tachycardia (a racing pulse) and also cause high blood pressure. the tachycardia is a new symptom i have developed. i am trying to get off of nexium 40 mg. cold turkey for it is in capsule form so i don't know what else to do. i do think that is causing most of my problems. this is only the first day what can i expect if anyone out there has first hand experience with my symptoms and has gotten off of nexium what happens to you? will i have a rebound affect? when will the heart fluttering stop? i don't have a life threatening heart problem i found out from tests with the heart doctor. it is not a fun feeling at all. i also am now on vit. D 50,000 units i take one every two weeks. that can affect you the same way somewhat. but i also have the beginning stages of osteoporosis which is a side of affect of meds like nexium also. i read and find these things out online researching. please let me know if i am safe to just quit this an see what happens?

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   Posted 2/14/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I went off Nexium after taking for a year, pretty easily, but maybe some other people on here could give you more informaton if they had problems.

Just my opinion on this, but what did the heart doc say about teh nexium casuing the fast heart rate? Yes almost all medicines can cause a fast heart rate, but this usually when you have a reaction to the medicine, and would happen within taking it the 1st few times. Theres really nothing in Nexium that should cause I progressive faster heart beat over years, but then again maybe if effects people diffrent. I'll tell you PPI's give me light sensativty, and this is not common either so who knows.

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   Posted 2/14/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
After my reflux surgery I quit Nexium. I took it for almost 9 years. The first time I hit the wall at day two. I took nexium for three days then quit again. Hit the wall at four days. I took it for two days. Quit again, Hit it at four days, took tums and made it through the day. I've hadn't taken Nexium for three weeks now.

Take high doses of calcium and glucosamine & condrotine (sp?). It will help build up your bones.


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   Posted 10/20/2011 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
PPI's reduce stomach acid to almost nothing, many of your minerals don't get digested and absorbed properly. Low stomach acid can also lead to other conditions which then disrupt and/or cause inflammation of the duodenum and both the upper and lower intestines. So of course these PPIs, over time, cause all sorts of problems.

Go Amazon and search for the book "Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD" (by Jonathan Wright, MD), it explains this in great detail. It also tells you how to get off of PPI's and fix your GERD. It worked for me and at age 50 I feel better now than I have in 30 years. You have no idea how much better you feel when your food, vitamins, and meds are properly digested.

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   Posted 10/20/2011 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I went off Nexium which I had taken along with other PPIs for 10 years. I went off cold turkey 2 weeks after my TIF surgery and had severe reflux two days after stopping the Nexium. I went back on Nexium and at 3.5 months after my TIF surgery I again stopped cold turkey. I had some reflux after two days but it settled down in 3 or 4 days and I have not had any problems since.

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   Posted 10/20/2011 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I did get racing pulse (at night) when I was on nexium, plus bonus: anxiety and panic attack. You can get off Nexium in three ways, cold turkey, requires a great deal of control, weaning off, requires less stricter control but takes a considerable longer time, switching to another lesser PPI or H2 blocker and quit from there.
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