Severe GERD after taking protonix for 50 days.

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   Posted 11/21/2006 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I my life I may have had GERD or burning in the throught maybe once a month if that if I at very salty or spicy foods. I recenlty had a endoscopy for lower abdominal pains(just as a precautionary measure I am assuming).The did find mild esophigitus.
I was proscribed protonix for 2 months. I took it for about 50 days and did not finish completely due to reading bad things about the drug toward the end.
I have been off Protonix for about 50 days now and I have GERD every day since stopping. The burning in my throught is almost unbarable at times. It happens at anytime and does not matter how I am laying or if I have eaten or not.
It does howerver get worse with certain foods. I drink so much milk and soy milk now that I buy out the local store....
Did using a ppi stopping my acid production make my body now produce more that ever? And if so when will it go back to normal?
Any help would be appreciated.

Post Edited (samweatly) : 11/21/2006 3:26:58 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/23/2006 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   

HI,    I don't really have any advice but want you to know, you are not alone in this.  I guess if I was going to give any advice is to try another type of med.  I couldn't take Prevacid so they switched me to Aciphex and it works great. 

It's not good to go too long with acid coming up into your can do alot of damage to your esophagus.  Many people suggest a change in diet, which works for alot of people but it takes several works to see results.  It didn't seem to help me so for now I'm sticking with the meds.

Good luck.

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