Hi , I THINK this is my first post on this subject?
I have been taking Prilosec, drinking Maalox/w gasx and chewing gasx/w maalox almost everyday, 12-15 years. I go to a GOVT. HOSPITAL sometimes all they do is treat the symptoms.
I cannot eat hardly anything if I do not take all this stuff!!! I have SEVERE upper chest ache and have to do the gasx and belch for a few hours for it to go away EVERYDAY!!
I did have an endo, and know I have a Hietal(spelling) hernia as well. I had that done about 6 years ago. They want to do another endo and a colonoscopy now because I am losing weight and the pains I am having in my stomache.
I am TERRIFIED of this hospital, I have been and seen too many people used as LAB RATS. This is a TEACHING hospital and we see RESIDENTS that are LEARNING how to
become a DR.
I told this G.I. that it felt like I was giving Birth and that I was going to CHOKE to death the last time they did it. He said the Fetenol must not have worked because I have been taking xanex for 28 years? I said, bolonge! somebody else must have taken my MED.
He then said, they would use propaphal(spelling again) I don't think so!!! I think that is too extreme for this procedure??? Gee , I don't know what to do???
I need to ask, How to wean off Prilosec? I just quit taking it a few days because I am having EVERY symptom they say is RARE, depression, agitation, heart palpatations,nausea,broken bones,(my arm in March),dry eyes, dry skin etc....
I am feeling the Heartburn pretty bad right now, what do I do?
I did not think about having to WEAN off them, never heard of it untill I read a few post.
I am in a REAL PICKLE because I am supposed to start a Med. for diabetes NOW and getting off the Prilosec, I won't know what is making me sick? I am also supposed to start a NEW anidepressant UGH!!!
I guess I just answered that!!! I need to stay on the Prilosec, start one new Med. for 2 or 3 weeks, then the other,and then wean off PRILOSEC???
I know no one is Dr. on here, but any suggestions would be welcomed. This Govt. hospital we go to is also where we see our Primary "Resident" and they only see you evry 3 months unless you have an emergency. The E.R. wait is anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. No! I am not kidding, it is the only place that serves low income and homeless.
This is a BIG city that I live in.
I am going through a LOT of health problems right now and I am afraid to find out what all is going on. I have Panic Disorder and Major Depession and there is a MAJOR family stressor going on right now, making EVERYTHING WORSE!!!
Thanks to everyone that does'nt mind my questions and Venting of sorts?
Warm Wishes To All, felinefanatic