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Lu2011
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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 7/11/2013 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I was diagnosed back in March with gastritis (not GERD, but releated so am posting here).  My main symptom is nausea.  I was given tecta for a week, which helped but the nausea soon returned.  Thus, after a month or so, I went on tecta again...1 pill daily.  I was still getting nausea though, and was also taking zantac and tums.  So I asked my GP if we could try a different PPI.  He gave me prevacid, which is better, but I still had nausea.  We upped it to 2x a day for a week, which helped (and I didn't take zantac during this week), but now I'm back to 1x a day, and fear that the nausea is going to return.
 
My GP also mentioned a new PPI called delilant.  It apparently releases some medicine int he morning and then more later...so the idea that a timed release may work better for me.
 
Anyone tried dexilant, and if so, how did it work for you?  And if you've taken other PPIs, how does it compare?  Thanks.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.
Suffer from asthma (only triggered when I get a cold) and stuffed sinuses.
Now also suffer from gastritis, dealing with constant nausea.

mclea1re
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Date Joined Jul 2013
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   Posted 7/11/2013 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings Lu,
After discovering that I had a hiatal hernia, my doctor put me on Dexilant 60 mg, once per day. When I first started taking it, I had some pretty severe nausea, however I think that was because I wasn't eating enough, especially things with fiber.
After going off of Dexilant, I took OTC Prevacid for a while, which is essentially a similar drug, just less strength.
I eventually made my way back onto Dexilant (with some hesitation) and after a couple months run on it, I felt great. I considered it a miracle drug for a while. I took Dexilant for about 6 months, and used their online savings card. I got the script for 20 bucks/month. If I had used my insurance it would have been nearly 90, and if you had to pay out of pocket it's nearly 300/month. When my savings card expired, my run with Dexilant expired. Still the best PPI I've taken yet. I'm currently on Pantaprazole (generic for Protonix) but I don't feel it's as effective as Dexilant was.

Lu2011
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 291
   Posted 7/12/2013 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the encouraging words.  Sounds very promising.  Am sorry it's so expensive for you.  Wonder if my insurance will cover it...but if it works and makes you feel better, the cost is worth it.
 
Also, yesteray I cut back the prevacid from 2x a day to 1x a day (after only taking 2 pills for a week) and had the worst heartburn (in my stomach area though...such bad pains).  Had to take 150mg zantac and 4 tums (spread out by half an hour).  So am wondering if the dexilant would be a good option for me since it would release the meds twice.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.
Suffer from asthma (only triggered when I get a cold) and stuffed sinuses.
Now also suffer from gastritis, dealing with constant nausea.

Post Edited (Lu2011) : 7/12/2013 6:26:04 AM (GMT-6)

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