Hi All, long time reader first time poster here. A little about me before my questions…I’m 38
y.o., in pretty good shape, was told I have GERD about a year and a half
ago. My symptoms were burning stomach
and it felt like a lump was in my throat.
Dr. told me to take Prevacid OTC (15mg) 2x a day and to get an endoscopy.
I had the endoscopy and I was told that I had minor inflammation common with
GERD and to keep taking Prevacid. I took
the Prevacid 2x a day for 2 months then went to 1 a day and I have been fine
since. By fine I mean I can eat what I
want, drink what I want and I sleep just fine every night without burning.
Now comes the strange part.
I moved to a new apartment last month and anyone who has moved knows it
can be stressful. I ate a little bit
worse than normal but only for about a week while we got settled into the new
place. Everything was still fine, in
fact I felt perfectly normal…..until last week Wednesday!!!!!! OMG it was like the prevacid just stopped
working. Stomach was burning, burning up
into my throat, and having trouble sleeping at night because of those now. I doubled up on the Prevacid again, changed
my diet and it is still not working.
Prevacid just stop working overnight like that?
Could I just
be having flare-up that is hitting me HARD after all the stress and bad eating?
If it is a
flare-up will it go back to normal or do I need to try another PPI?
How long can
a flare-up last?
Thank you in
advance for your comments. I want to get
your opinions before I visit my Dr. again.