I'm new to the world of ppi's and have been taking lansoprazole solutabs 30 mg for a little over 2 weeks. I'm taking those solutabs because I'm experiencing significant solid food dysphagia that has recently developed.
I'm not sure it's working but I have no experience with ppi's (this is my first time taking one). I'm still getting some of the radiating chest burning and esophageal/throat soreness after I eat, though a little bit less intense and frequent. I can't tell if I'm just feeling residual pain, acid is irritating it or something I am eating is.
1) Does this mean it's not working at all, or sufficiently and I should switch to another?
2) Should I be completely symptom free by now, or is it normal to still feel some reflux/pain even if it's working?
Doc just doubled the dose yesterday, but I'm not sure that's going to help if this med isn't effective at 30 mg.
3) Will upping the dose help?
4) Because of my swallowing difficulty I may be limited on what I can take. What are other PPI's that someone with dysphagia can take, and how?
Post Edited (somebody) : 2/20/2010 1:42:35 PM (GMT-7)