Coming off Nexium...

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lozzy42
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   Posted 10/8/2011 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys

Some of you may have read my threads which have expressed my problems with weight gain and using Nexium. I have decided to come off this drug and try something different as the weight gain is something I can't deal with. Having been very overweight due to an undiagnosed under active thyroid for many years I finally lost the 8 stone in which I gained. The thought of being that heavy again scares me to death, so I needed another option for my reflux. I have been given Pepcid (famotidine) which is a H2 blocker ( not quite sure how these work) but I do know that weight gain is not a side affect. Hopefully I will lose the weight I've gained and it will control my reflux. ( fingers crossed) I'll let you all know how I get on, and if it works.


Cheers

Loz
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/8/2011 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Loz,
 
Good luck and do let us know how it is going for you ?
 
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sunbeam48
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   Posted 10/8/2011 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't be afraid to try different drug strategies.  We wish you well, keep posting.

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 10/9/2011 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Loz,

Are you quitting cold turkey?

Ash

lozzy42
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   Posted 10/21/2011 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
aeshleyrose said...
Hey Loz,

Are you quitting cold turkey?

Ash



Hi Ash


I have come off Nexium hated the weight gain!!! I have tried several different ppi's since giving it up ( including H2 blockers that did me no good at all) and have found that Lansoprazole (zoton) 15mg a day has been very beneficial. I have lost over 8lb and my symptoms seem to be getting better by the day, I can even eat white chocolate which I never thought I would eat again!!!!!

For me, I put weight on with most ppi's and H2 blockers when taken at a high dosage. Now, I'm only on 15mg per day I haven't had a problem with weight gain and it seems to be working okay for me.......fingers crossed.

Loz
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