I'm back from seeing my PCP. (I love him dearly.) I didn't have to ask him about Dexilant. When I told him about the different PPIs my GI doctor had tried, he suggested Dexilant 60 mg. I was even given 2 weeks worth of samples to hold me until I get the (90 day supply) order from my mail-order drug provider comes in. I just hope the insurance company doesn't squawk!
I asked if I could take a Dexilant today since I had already taken a Zegerid. He said, "Want me to get you a glass of water?" He also drew 3 tubes of blood to check B12, calcium, D and all my routine labs.
It's been four hours since I took the Dexilant. I am nauseated with a capital N! ChuckT, did you get nauseous when you started taking it? I hope your abd pain goes away soon. I pray for all of you everyday.
I plan on keeping Pedialyte on hand because, God-willing, I will stay on this medicine. I must get some relief and if it means tummy ache, nausea, poops...well, guess I just won't wander too far from home.
I've lost 14 lbs in the past month and I must start eating again. I started thinking..."hmmm, I hurt if I eat, hurt if I don't eat, so...eat"! I came home and fixed a romaine salad with a chopped up boiled egg and bits of boiled chicken, added about a 1/2 tablespoon of Vinaigrette dressing and ate the whole thing.
I've eaten carbs, the bad ones, for weeks now and don't know how I'll handle my normally healthy diet again. I ate veggies, both cooked and raw, fruits, nuts and grains, whole wheat, beans, brown rice, small amounts of baked chicken and fish etc. I'm a bit afraid to eat much fiber now.
I know we all react differently to food but would you mind telling me some of the thing you can safely eat?
Thank you so much for all the good thoughts and suggestions!
Specific (cancer) phobia, depression, GAD, fibro, hypertension, GERD