Nexium Withdrawl

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 7/23/2005 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I have found this forum very helpful, especially the advice on natural remedies for GERD.  I'm going to try licorice today!
I am a 36-year-old woman with three boys (4, 2 and 4 months).  Early in my first preg I started symptoms of GERD and my Dr put me on Nexium, which improved everything.  When preg #1 and preg #2 were over I stopped the Nexuim with no serious problems.  This time, however, I find the side effects very trying.  Not only are the GERD symptoms back (though not as severe as when I was preg) but I have diarreah, too.  I went cold turkey from 40 mg/day.  When I asked my Dr about it, she told me I'd always have to take Nexium.  I don't buy it.
I also have suffered from chronic depression since childhood.  It never occurred to me until I read some of these threads that the depression HAS been better since I've been off Nexuim.  Someone mentioned Nexium interfering with vitamin B absorbtion, and that totally makes sense to me.  I'm hoping that when I get through this Nexium w/d that I can even reduce my cocktail by one more pill - the vitamin B suppliment!!!
Any advice on getting through this would be appreciated - natural remedies, how long it might take, or even if it can be done.
Warm Regards,

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Date Joined Dec 2003
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   Posted 7/24/2005 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cindy! tongue
I think that your Dr. would be your best source for advice on this, as we are not Dr.'s...
Sometimes though, certain medications for whatever reason, loose their desired effect, so switching to another type of med. may help you.  I've personally been changed at least 3 to 4 times in just 3 years to different med.'s.
Good Luck!!
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