What to do next?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Alex Ebinger
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2011
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 12/10/2011 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 19 years old. I have not been professionally diagnosed with GERD, but I know for a fact I have acid reflux. It runs in my family, my dad has it and he had surgery a while back when I was younger. Anyways, I've tried numerous medicines such as pepcid...prilosec...and other I can't fully remember right now, but all of those either didn't work or made me have no appetite. So I finally found Zegrid OTC and have been successfully using that for a little under a year now. A couple weeks ago, I could feel the medicine not working 100% but I still kept on using it. Well about a week ago, I was feeling drowsy, and really tired and out of it. Now I currently am in college and my sleep schedule had to change due to new classes, so instead of waking up at 11ish everyday, I wake up at 8am. I was going to class and not being able to concentrate and at some points felt like I was going to pass out. What was happening was that when I woke up at 8, I was not hungry and I had class until around 1:30 so that could have been the problem too. Anyways, so I decided to stop taking Zegrid OTC because I thought I was receiving side effect from it. Upon further reading, I thought I had come across something saying that stopping it cold turkey was not good but I can't remember now. Also, these past couple days/nights Ive had bad anxiety that I've never had before and was also wondering if that was the cause of stopping the medicine.

If you all could chime in with some thoughts/comments that would be awesome. Its kind of hard to contact my doctor back at home so I found this forum and figured maybe with people who experience it may be able to give me some input and make me feel better.

THANKS SO MUCH!!!,

Alex

mock turtle
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 12/10/2011 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Alex Ebinger

welcome to healingwell !

sorry about your anxiety. i remember my first year in college,,, very stressful

while there are many reported side effects to PPIs, most people experience few if any. im one of those people who experienced more than his share..although figuring out for sure that a medication caused a symptom or side effect is hard to know because we eat different foods every day, and go different places and do different and sometimes take other medications from day to day.

i have never heard of zegrid withdrawal causing anxiety....but what do i know :)

but im sure other members who read this will correct me if im missing something

i have heard of college causing anxiety and lots of it. seems you have a busy morning schedule that is way different from the schedule you had before...this could be part of the source of your anxiety, but im not a professional nor knowledgeable enough to tell you anything definitively

you are right to wonder about the effects of stopping PPIs right away. acid rebound is a well known problem so most people slowly taper off after consulting with their doctor

you indicated you have not gotten a professional diagnosis and that reflux runs in the family

things are not always what they seem

i highly recommend to see a doctor

most colleges have clinics and offer services at affordable prices to students

but in any case i strongly recommend you see a doctor because whats going on could be way different than anything you and i think it might be!

best luck to you at school
study hard AND try to relax and have some fun along the way!

best wishes
mock turtle

Alex Ebinger
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2011
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 12/10/2011 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
so glad i found this site...i really had no one to talk to about this and now i have a whole community! thanks for the welcome and hope to see more answers from other people!!! thanks turtle!

Alex Ebinger
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2011
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 12/11/2011 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
BUMP!!!!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, June 18, 2018 9:32 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,973,068 posts in 326,058 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 160880 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, kelikeli.
397 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
tarawa, eyesRopen, Pohaku53, island time, Michael_T, Garion, NutMeg1987, Megan Eliz, WV Mike