I went back on the protonix as the GI told me to do after my endoscopy which showed only minor issues according to her. It has only been a couple of weeks but already I'm having trouble with gas and smelly bowel movements, not as bad as last time yet. Plus my stomach burns again in the early morning hours just like last time. Is this something others have had trouble with? What is it? What do you do about it? Please help!
Are you taking the Protonix on an empty stomach? The reason I'm asking, is when I took it without food I had the same problems you are describing. My doctor told me to take it with food. In my case that seemed to help while I was taking Protonix. I'm now taking Prilosec OTC due to insurance problems with covering ppi's that work for me (the one they cover unlimited is Prevacid which quit working for me).
You may want to check with your doctor about taking the Protonix with food.
Hope that helps