After tying Zegrid, Nexium, Dexilant, and Prevacid, my GI wants me to try Aciphex. The prevacid, with 300 mg twice daily of ZANTAC was not stopping a good bit of symptoms. So.....trying to stay hopeful that a med will work for me. Can't help but get a little nervous. Is 20 mg of Aciphex twice a day stronger than 30 mg of prevacid twice a day? The Prevacid gave me some relief, but it seems to only last about
8 hours. Seem like I could take it 3 times a day. It is used for some people in stronger doses. GI doc actually brought up the surgery option today.
That caught me off guard. My PCP mentioned just shutting the stomach down (gastrostomy???) so it could heal. I don't read about
that anywhere being done for GERD/Gastritis.
So anyway, just wanted to update and get some thoughts on these new possibilities.
Hanging in there. Thanks for listening.