I was told by 5 different Doctors that all PPI's are the same, that they do the same thing. This is not true so I made a guide for the science minded.
Experience: I didn't like this one at all. Gave me headaches and nausea.
Experience: I tried this one for 6 weeks. It had no effect on me what so ever. If anything I was very nervous about missing a single dose.
Experience: This one worked right away. It worked well for about 10 days then remained absolutely ineffective for me.
Prilosec side effects: wow. Type Prilosec and side effects in google. I don't know where to start.
Experience: This flat out worked. Made me feel great. I was on it for 2 months then stopped because I felt fine. Symptoms came back, so I went back on. Didn't work so well the second time around. Insurence then refused to let me have it and insisted nexium was the same thing. It was cheaper for them.
Experience: Made my skin itch, all over. Got hives. It worked but I itched all day and all of the time.
Experience: This one gave me a horrible head ache. Tried it for 2 weeks thinking my head ache was in my head. Nope, it was protonix. Further more, it didn't work at all for me.
I gave the molecular formula to show that even though they are often marketed as the same thing, or "close enough", that they are not "close enough".
There were a few more I can't remember right now. If anyone thinks of one let me know and I'll give the info and my experience.
For yourself. Request your files from all of your doctors. It's amazing what they don't tell you. Mine wrote in my file that, "patient complains of side pain. May be a result of PPI use." 4 years later I still have that pain.
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