I am not a doctor or in any kind of career like that. I am a married mom of two who works at the local walmart part time.
I do however take 20 mg of zegerid a day usually around lunch time. I also have had heaviness in my chest on the days that I over eat as far as breads, chocolate and such. The days that I eat more veggies and fruits the heaviness is not there (that I can remember). I have noticed though the last few months of taking the zegerid that trying to take a deep breath is a problem unless i release the first breath and then try again....then I can take the deeper breath. I chalked the breath thing up to being overweight....I am 5'2 at 220 pounds so I thought it was that but after reading on different sites about the side effects of the zegerid I am now wondering!
I have been taking the zegerid of 20 mg for over 5+ years........I use to take the nexium up until 10 years ago when I became pregnant with my son. Apparently they didn't know what side effects the nexium would have on the baby. Soon after that I started taking the zegerid and have done so ever since. It works great for me as long as I stay away from spicy things, spaghetti sauce alot and cut down on the soda.
I can honestly say that I have not tried the prilosec or any of the others except the zantac but that just didn't seem to do anything. I hate the feeling of the heaviness in my chest because I'm so afraid of a heart attack or something happening....I guess I will have to bring this up aty my next doctors appointment.
I hope you all get the meds you need, it is nice to meet you all and I am hoping this site will be what I need. Have a great nite and god bless.