Messed up Nexium schedule - question

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 11/17/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!  I usually post in other forums, but have a quick question here:  I currently take Nexium twice a day for LPR.  Recently, I've gotten my schedule for taking it a bit messed up because I didn't want it to interfere with the absorption of some new medications I'm starting.  I had been taking it first thing in the morning and last thing at night, and had NO PROBLEMS.  Since changing my schedule to try taking it just before meals, I've actually had some reflux when trying to fall asleep, or maybe I should say throat problems, since I don't have heartburn or anything like that with mine.
Anybody have any experiences of what works best for them?  I had one doc tell me that not taking it prior to a meal was like "flushing it down the toilet," yet I seemed to do fine if not even better with my old schedule.  I'm just not sure what to do - go back to the old schedule but maybe have other meds not work so well, or live with the Nexium not always helping at bedtime.  I also take Zantac twice a day: first thing and at bedtime.  Oddly, my nighttime reflux was not under good control at all until I started doubling the Z last spring.  Lots of gasping awake until then.

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 11/17/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
i was on nexium 2 times daily. i was told to take it half hour before breakfast and dinner...i'm not on nexium anymore since my health insurance will not cover it starting in january...but that seemed to work as well as anything else has...good luck!

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 11/17/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My nexium was before breakfast and before dinner. I did have to adjust it when I started taking synthoid.

Amc82110, have you joined the nexium discount club? You can get some great deals with them. Go to their website and sign up.
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