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.