I was on Nexium for 4 months for erosive esophagitis and just wasted my time as it didn't help me hardly at all. I stopped it and went on Pepcid AC for a few days and felt just the same on that as I did on the Nexium, actually better.
Lucky for me our insurance stopped covering the Nexium on 9/1, so I went on Prevacid SoluTab and have been on that about a week and it is different as night and day the relief I'm getting.
I didn't have any side effects getting off of Nexium suddenly. The med just never helped my GERD any.
I guess I'll stay on the Prevacid for several months and then don't know what to do.
I also have gastroparesis and I wonder if I should just stay on the Prevacid for years like you did or stop and possibly have left heart failure and pneumonia again?
Sorry to ramble on. My husband has GERD and has been on Protonix for about 3 to 4 years and not even tried to stop the med.
I thought these meds were for temporary use, not for use for years.
Hypothyroidism (1953), diabetes type 2 (1976), hypercholesterolemia (1989), gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006).
FMS: Prozac, Xanax, Diclofenac, Cytotec (stomach med for Diclofenac), Lortab.
Other meds: Prevacid, Cytomel, Detrol, Reglan, Novolog insulin, Novolin N insulin, Bumex, Crestor.