I am 76 and have been blessed with a great digestive system for years. I had a gall bladder removal about 15 years ago with no problem. Last Janary i had a bad pain in m chest and went to the ER. It was indigestion and they recoomended Nexium.
I took it and problem resolved. Took 30 days of it and took no more. No problems I can eat anything, but thought I would follow up with a scope from my GI. The scope was normal, but he suggested I take Nexium again, which I did for 30 days, but about a week after I stopped I started getting the acid nighttime taste. I don't have it during the day and can still eat anything with no problem but at night I wake up with the taste. I am trying Prilosec OTC and it doesn't solve the nightime taste and have added a Zantac 150 which finally will solve it. Is there a possibity that I initially did overkill on treatment, and when I took the Nexium when a Zantac might have eased my heartburn, that it signaled my brain that I didn't have enough stomach acid and it started producing more? I have friends with Gerd and they have bouts of nausea, throwing up etc, which I have never had. I know this problem has to be addressed as I don't want to have esophagus problems..
I am nervous about the new alarms for PPI's and the potential for bone fractures. MY Mother had osteoporosis and that is a concern for me....My whole problem seems to be the night time acid tastes...
I gave your thread a topic.
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