Mild esophagitis and taking protonix

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Mr Burp
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   Posted 9/12/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I was recently diagnosed with a mild case of esophagitis and the dr put me on protonic however its been alittle over a week taking it and I have notice having upper respitory issues aswell as stiff neck and throat, back pains and a loss of appetite among having a hard time getting food down. I think I have some anxiety as well because I get this feeling like something is down in my throat I get contant dry mouth and noticed my sleep was irregular 'im going to call my dr Monday but I wanted to see if anyone could help or give advice on whats going on with me?

couchtater
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   Posted 9/12/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I did some research for you.

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Additional adverse experiences occurring in <1%
BODY AS A WHOLE: abscess, allergic reaction, chills, cyst, face edema, fever, generalized edema, heat stroke, hernia, laboratory test abnormal, malaise, moniliasis, neoplasm, non-specified drug reaction.
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: abnormal electrocardiogram, angina pectoris, arrhythmia, cardiovascular disorder, chest pain substernal, congestive heart failure, hemorrhage, hypertension, hypotension, myocardial ischemia, palpitation, retinal vascular disorder, syncope, tachycardia, thrombophlebitis, thrombosis, vasodilatation.
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: anorexia, aphthous stomatitis, cardiospasm, colitis, dry mouth, duodenitis, dysphagia, enteritis, esophageal hemorrhage, esophagitis, gastrointestinal carcinoma, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, gastrointestinal moniliasis, gingivitis, glossitis, halitosis, hematemesis, increased appetite, melena, mouth ulceration, oral moniliasis, periodontal abscess, periodontitis, rectal hemorrhage, stomach ulcer, stomatitis, stools abnormal, tongue discoloration, ulcerative colitis.
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: diabetes mellitus, glycosuria, goiter.
HEPATO-BILIARY SYSTEM: biliary pain, hyperbilirubinemia, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, cholestatic jaundice, hepatitis, alkaline phosphatase increased, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase increased, SGOT increased.
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: anemia, ecchymosis, eosinophilia, hypochromic anemia, iron deficiency anemia, leukocytosis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia.
METABOLIC AND NUTRITIONAL: dehydration, edema, gout, peripheral edema, thirst, weight gain, weight loss.
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM: arthritis, arthrosis, bone disorder, bone pain, bursitis, joint disorder, leg cramps, neck rigidity, myalgia, tenosynovitis.
NERVOUS SYSTEM: abnormal dreams, confusion, convulsion, depression, dry mouth, dysarthria, emotional lability, hallucinations, hyperkinesia, hypesthesia, libido decreased, nervousness, neuralgia, neuritis, paresthesia, reflexes decreased, sleep disorder, somnolence, thinking abnormal, tremor, vertigo.
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: asthma, epistaxis, hiccup, laryngitis, lung disorder, pneumonia, voice alteration.
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SPECIAL SENSES: abnormal vision, amblyopia, cataract specified, deafness, diplopia, ear pain, extraocular palsy, glaucoma, otitis externa, taste perversion, tinnitus.
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In addition, the following adverse experiences occurred at a rate of <1% in long-term clinical trials in patients treated with oral pantoprazole: atrial fibrillation/flutter, myocardial infarction, neuropathy, photosensitivity reaction. In most instances, the relationship to pantoprazole was unclear.
BODY AS A WHOLE: anaphylaxis (including anaphylactic shock), angioedema (Quincke's edema).
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: increased salivation, nausea, pancreatitis.
HEMIC AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: pancytopenia.
HEPATO-BILIARY SYSTEM: hepatocellular damage leading to jaundice and hepatic failure.
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM: elevated CPK (creatine phosphokinase), rhabdomyolysis.
NERVOUS SYSTEM: confusion, hypokinesia, speech disorder, vertigo.
SKIN AND APPENDAGES: severe dermatologic reactions, including erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN, some fatal).
SPECIAL SENSES: anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, blurred vision, tinnitus.
UROGENITAL SYSTEM: interstitial nephritis.
 
I hope this helps.
Joy

Tinlou
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   Posted 9/12/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Well Joy it sure helped me and I appreciate it. about 10 minutes after taking Protonix I experienced a migraine with aura and I sort of put two and two together myself but this just basically proves it. Thank you

Mr Burp
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   Posted 9/12/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you but whats the safest product to take to help with my esophagitis?

couchtater
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   Posted 9/12/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Nexium and zantac. I never had any problems with them except benign stomach polyps from nearly ten years use.
Joy

Mr Burp
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   Posted 9/12/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
One more thing if you could please help. How long will it take to get protonix out of your system I skipped one today after a week of use? And will it be safe to use a liquid antacid like mylanta?

Tinlou
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   Posted 9/12/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Mr. Burp, did Protonix work at all for you, even a little? I only took one pill and gave up because of the migraine I got with it. Zantac works as good as anything for me without the terrible side effects.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/12/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe it stays in your system about a day. Mylanta should be okay to take now.
Joy

stkitt
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   Posted 9/12/2010 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
The half-life values from 3.5 to 10.0 hours for Protonix so I agree with Joy. 

Mr Burp
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   Posted 9/12/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Tinlou said...
Mr. Burp, did Protonix work at all for you, even a little? I only took one pill and gave up because of the migraine I got with it. Zantac works as good as anything for me without the terrible side effects.



Sorry I tend to be wore down so I am not on much but it did seem that Protonix help alittle but I noticed I was getting anxiety loss of appetite, increased sinus issues . I already have a difficult time getting food down and have been on a liquid diet for over 2 months occasionally trying to get soft foods down Started getting pressure around my neck that seem to tighten and the feeling something was in my throat..

Tinlou
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   Posted 9/12/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry that you haven't been feeling well. It is weird because I get a lot of sinus issues too and at times the loss of appetite will make me lose 10 pounds in a week. You are not alone if that makes you feel any better.

dencha
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   Posted 9/12/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mr. Burp,
Not that this relates to what you're experiencing, but for the record, I have taken Protonix for about five years with absolutely no obvious side effects. I was switched to it because nothing else was working, and at the time, it was the gold standard for PPI's...I'm not sure if some new product has taken its place. Actually, I haven't had any side effects with any of the PPI's I took.

While I do know that some drugs cause side effects in some people and not in others, it also happens that sometimes unrelated symptoms are blamed on those drugs.

If we look up the side effects from any medication, and actually assume we might get any of them, I don't think we'd be taking anything. The lists are long and are very scary.

So...Protonix, while it might create a problem specific to you, can be taken quite nicely by others. I guess I'm writing just to offer a different perspective. I've been where you are...taking a new drug, and having concerns as to its safety.

I hope you find something that helps and doesn't bother you.
Good luck!
Denise

Tinlou
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Denise, he is obviously having trouble withe the Protonix and while I am happy that you didn't have any side effects from it many others have. Please don't dismiss it and act as if it is all in our heads just because it worked for you.

PH Fan
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Mr.Burp,I know what your going through,I've been on Prevacid for over 3 years now and recently been having throat issuses,either the meds aren't working like they use too or it's side effects from the meds,i've had other side effect before but nothing like this,A friend of mine has been going to a person who's into the natural healing field and she said it has done wonders for her so I think I'm going to give that a try hopefully this week,if I can get an appointment with this person.

Post Edited (PH Fan) : 9/13/2010 8:46:48 AM (GMT-6)


dany1982
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   Posted 2/16/2012 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you please post how are you doing now and what has worked for you. I'm having a hard time finding stuff that works since I'm having a lot of side effects form medication.
thank you
Daniela

dencha
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   Posted 2/17/2012 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daniela,
The threads you're posting on are old.  Have you tried asking specific questions in a new thread? 
Here's the main page: GERD - Heartburn
If you label your thread properly, I think there'll be more of a chance to get answers.
I know it's tough when meds don't work.  I was on 40mg Protonix AM and PM, plus 300mg Ranitidine at bedtime.
It worked fairly well, but I still had breakthrough heartburn. The biggest problem for me was that my lungs were affected by the reflux, so I ended up having the Nissen surgery.  After that my lungs improved tremendously.
 
Good luck in your search for answers!
Denise

Robbiegirl
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   Posted 1/30/2013 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I did fine on aciphex but when insurance stopped covering it, I was prescribed protonix. Terrible stomach issues, headache & back pain. Awful. Was on it for 8 days. Every drug is different & everyone's systems different. But this is the first time ever on any meds that made me suffer so much.
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