I had heart palpitation(i get 60-65 min normally but i was having over 90 when i stayed still for an hour before i measure), i do have 'normal' low blood pressure but it got down to 90 high,
I had anxiety, depression, feeling 'like' heart congestion. You know the feeling you need to take a deep breath but can't?
If you shall remember in other thread, i tried to explain it as my pre-menopause, but it was consistent and did not fit to my cycle. I was so miserable and unhappy. When i believed i was being healed why would i have made that up in my head?
I did not expect it to go away that quickly so it is not in my head(i keep saying that because that's what my big sis said) but it went away after three days after i stopped ppi.
Now when i measure my heartbeat 'for fun' i get only about
70 even when i was walking about
. And i feel great. I felt great when i still had some heartburn right after i stopped ppi.
I may be simply lucky that i can control my symptom with zantac 'cause i know many here just can't. I was scared also about
symptom coming back. But seeing that even those who were forced to take ppi for a long term have to go through this weaning off sooner or later in the end, well it was worth a try.
I checked myself in to my bedroom so to speak and bore with it whenever heartburn happened for first few days and now i lower the does and still ok. I feel it under control. I rode the rebound sucessfully i think.(almost 2 weeks since stopping ppi now)
So ask your doctor. They don't care about
or believe necessarily your side effects or your mysterious symptoms. Ask him/her if you could go with h2 blocker instead. Sooner the better. My doc agreed when i told her about
my heart palpitation and asked.
I didn't even mention about
my depressed feeling because since she made such a big deal about
my puny weight loss lest she might want me to come back and take anti depressant or something. I heard some doc did. What drug dispensers!
I read an academic article that In Europe they prescribe ppi only a few days at a time when symptom is especially worse but here in US they bombard it like that.
Gastroesophageal Refl ux Disease Kenneth R. DeVault Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL,USA
" Intermittent therapy with an H 2 RA or PPI is most likely to be successful in patients without esophagitis and with mild to moderate heartburn. There are very few data to support any one approach for “ on - demand ” therapy. H 2 RA taken on an as - needed basis provides acceptable control in patients with mild, intermittent symptoms. PPI do not seem to be a good choice for on - demand therapy since their onset of action does not maximize for a few days. That having been said, there are data and experience to suggest this approach may be benefi cial in some patients. A more reasonable use of PPI is on an intermittent basis, where, rather than taking one pill, the patient may take a few day courses when their symptoms are bothering them more. This approach has not been approved as an indication in the USA (with the exception of the label for OTC Prilosec), but is a more accepted approach in Europe."
Post Edited (Willovercome) : 3/22/2013 12:20:46 PM (GMT-6)