Experiencing nausea with pepcid and prilosec

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MAB
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   Posted 10/6/2006 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had mild heart burn on and off for approx. 10 years.  This summer it flared up and has been unmangeable (I've lost 16 lbs. trying to manage it with diet.)  I went to a doctor who prescribed an 8 week course of pepcid.  He insisted that most people do well on this medication and do not experience side effects.  I endured 8 days of severe nausea and stopped the medication.  The doc. then prescribed prilosec.  I took one pill, and again had terrible nausea. 
 
I've now spoken with 3 doctors who seem perplexed that I would have this side effect.  They insist that all their patients tolerate these medications well.  They have all suggested that I try a different H2 Blocker or Proton Pump Inhibitor, but, given that, chemically H2 blockers seem similar to other H2's, and all ppi's are similar to all other ppi's, I am worried that I will have the same reaction. Has anyone else experienced nausea from these drugs, and then tried another chemically similar medication without experiencing nausea?

I have prescriptions for Nexium and Aciphex, but am afraid to try them for fear of severe nausea!

Any advice or information gleaned from your personal experience would be deeply appreciated!

DANIE
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   Posted 10/6/2006 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry about the nausea MAB, I know how you feel.  If you check back on my postings you'll see that I was on Prilosec for one month and then toward the end I had a rebound effect - nausea, dizziness again.  Those were originally my only symptoms and until I had an endoscopy no one really knew what I had.

I refused to take any more drugs and have helped myself with an alkaline diet (very strict though).   I have been doing well with DGL licorice, aloe vera gel (drink 1 or 2 tbs a day) and taking ginger (in any form) for any mild nausea.

I would tell you to definitely try the ginger for nausea, it's extremely helpful.

Wishing you good health.

 


MAB
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   Posted 10/6/2006 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi DANIE --

Thanks for your response... I did not read far back enough in the archives about your experience with prilosec (will do so later today...)  but I did have a glance at some of your latest postings.

I tried ginger for nausea when I was pregnant with disasterous results (also mint makes me feel ill, as does cinnamon.)  It's interesting how each individual's body chemistry can react to some herbs & medications.

I am planning to pick up some DGL licorice today to try that, and have also been curious about apple cider vinegar.  I'd heard about it's purported helpful qualities a while back, but was afraid to try it because I do react badly to other strong (acidic) vinegars.  It sounds like it has worked for you (DANIE.) Have others on this site had success with the apple cider vinegar?  I will try to search the archives, but would appreciate hearing updates with recent experiences.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

MAB


ttwarrior1
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   Posted 10/6/2006 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
try apple cider vinegar and acidophilus

Precious
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   Posted 10/7/2006 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I had severe nausea and dizziness when I first started Nexium and Prilosec.....it tapered off as time went by but not completely. I no longer use PPIs.
I have tried apple cider vinegar(Braggs) but it made things worst! I now use a drink called Acidgone and also DGL and sometimes aloe vera juice. I feel much better.

MAB
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   Posted 10/7/2006 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for all your responses.  I've been doing resarch on-line and looking through the archives here... I tried DGL licorice yesterday and it seemed to help.  I'm also planning to get my hands on some acidophilus and papaya enzymes and see how that goes.  Still, any more advice, suggestions, or personal experience would be welcome!

MAB


ttwarrior1
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   Posted 10/7/2006 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
papaya gives me heartburn, give me your feedback on that when or if you try it

Precious
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   Posted 10/9/2006 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Papaya is supposed to help with heartburn. I only use the fresh kind, not the juice.
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