This is my link, inpinkagony
Yes, i did have a heartburn once in a very long while, and I tend to be careful about
what i eat because my dad had a stomach cancer sugery 20years ago.(he is almost eighty now and very healthy though fish bone thin :) )
BUT, i have had no problems eating anything i wanted for years before this happend. I have met many people who claim they have never had heart burn symptom until they started taking ppi and stopped.
The major problem here seems to be that once you start the ppi, it messes up your system. Zantac never have done that to me before. When i develop a symptom i pop one at night for a couple of days and i would go back to normal. But this ppi is a totally different animal.
Anyway, it seems you are young and hard worker. I am 44 years old mother of 18years old.
But listend to this. i do have a mean sister like you do, yet! Lol isn't it funny? She thinks i am complaining too much and acting weird. She suggested me go out meet people for... Heart burn?
Sister is funny thing. She can be your best friend at times and a worst enemy sometimes. Lol
But my husband is great and my parents and other siblings are supportive and understanding because i am known to be never a wussy. I tend to swallow my pain and try not to burden people lest they worry or... Be burdened.
Hold my hand, honey. It must feel now that you are going crazy and becoming different person. You feel like you would never live like normal life ever again. You don't even remember what it was like.
but make a resolution and stop the drug and suffer through it. If it is fairly tolerable(meaning you don't feel like acid is burning a hole in your stomach ;) ) then you can do this. While watch what you eat just gradually lower your dosage along the way. For me, eating small at a time is very important.
I have a 1/3 rice bowl and a matching aize soup normally but if i don't measure out first and just chomp away while talking or something then boom, my stomach is so full it can not move at all. And then after a struggle, finally when it gets the food down, feeling tired and all, it sends me a sign it is now empty, hungry.
Also, 3 hours before i go to bed i can't eat, right? but i get low blood sugar(i don't have a disease. Just getting old. :) ) when i am completely hungry for hours awake so i have to drink honey tea or somethng. T.T Silly stomach.
My doctor said it is not moving very well which is same problem as my dad's. he eats like a bird and claims he wouldn't eat at all all day if it's up to him. No appetite at all.(due to the surgery he's got half of the stomach on top of his lazy stomach )
But i digress.
Keep it up! You can do this. Especially since you are young your body should be able to heal on it's own. Eat healthy. Immune system is the most important key in this not the drug. And since you have been taking nutrient stoping drug for a long time, since you are talking about
your budget, go to Walmart and get some vitamins. Some year ago they checked the brand and the contents of the vitamins and minerals and walmart ones were not less, even better than brand name stuff. Treat yourself.(be sure to take vitamins separately with your antacid. They work through stomach acid and antacid will prevent them to be absorbed.
Love yourself. You deserve it. You have your future ahead.
Post Edited (Willovercome) : 3/16/2013 12:50:33 PM (GMT-6)