Nexium not working anymore

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lamb61
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   Posted 8/1/2013 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
What other med alternatives are there to Nexium? I need to talk to my GI about the nonstop reflux I've been dealing with.  40mg of Nexium isn't helping any longer I've been on it for a few years now, but it seems to have run it's course.
On top of the GERD I also have Crohn's disease throughout my GI tract so I'm sure that is a contributing factor.  But I'm at my wits end right now, I've sleeping on 3 pillows or should I say trying to sleep.  If I don't prop myself up I wake with the worst sore throat and even my ears hurt.  I don't eat after 6:00 p.m. and try to avoid taking anything in past that time except for meds and some water at bedtime.  Swallowing is difficult right now so of course I'm not eating the way I should.
 
Oh the joys of multiple health problems.....
 
Thanks,
L

Gastricman
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Date Joined Jan 2013
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   Posted 8/1/2013 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lamb61,
 
The PPI losing it's effectiveness or causing undue side effects have been my case for many years.
I have been on almost all known to man. Right now, I'm on 60Mg of Dexilant and walking a fine line.
 
GM

CPA-Kim
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Date Joined Oct 2012
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   Posted 8/2/2013 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Aciphex for 15 years. Last year it seemed to stop working. I also have h-pylori and a hiatal hernia to complicate matters. I use Gaviscon (chewables.) Digestive enzymes (without HCI) helped a bit and DGL helped some, too. The book, Dropping Acid, helped the most. I also but a little baking soda in water when I feel stuffed.
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