Hi fellow GERDers,
I'm just curious which PPI has been effective for you? I am currently taking Prevacid 30 mg first thing in the morning 30 min prior to eating. It was immediately 100% effective but since the second day of being on it, I've had about 80-90% symptom relief overall and I'm wondering if it would be worth trying another PPI. My insurance ONLY covers Protonix so I would have to pay out of pocket for the others. I am going to try Prilosec OTC this weekend to see if it provides any additional relief.
Do you think 80% symptom relief is pretty good as PPI's go? Just don't know if I can / should hope for more or if this means it will eventually stop working at all seeing as how it's not 100% effective.
Third, do PPI's reach their maximum effectiveness after several days or should I wait a month or more for more / complete relief?