Usually people are able to eat spicy food when they are on NEXIUM.
I found it to be opposite case for me. in the beginning, i freely ate spicy food while taking nexium for 2 yrs. but since last year, my response to spicy food has changed.
I take 40mg once a day, and if I eat spicy food, I will feel extreme nausea that will not go away for next 3 days.. while the nausea symptoms slowly gradually subside, it is as if hot peppers have never left my stomach for those 3 days. in the beginning, i vomitted which made me feel much better instantly, but frequent vomiting made my GERD worse. So I do not voluntarily vomit anymore. I just try to hold the nausea and wait it out since i consider GERD bigger problem than my nausea symptoms.. but it's a very painful process.
I have controlled it to a certain level. I don't EAT anything with a SLIGHTIEST BIT of pepper in it. I am talking about ZERO... like if I get a sub sandwich from a restaurant, and little shake of black peppers along with salt will literally put me out for 3 days. Interesting thing is that this extreme nausea only occurs when I am on Nexium. WHen I am off the medication, I don't get nausea, I am able to eat spicy food except the heartburn will eventually return and hunt me down.
so it's a choice between heartburn (no-med) and nausea (with nexium). I obviously choose meds since I am fine as long as i don't eat peppers. I haven't come across anyone with similar symptoms, so I am wondering if my symptoms are odd.
Extra information: I went from 40mg to 80mg when i wasn't able to control my nausea symptoms, and like magic I was fine with eating spicy food for a few months... 2-3 months.. and my stomach has now adjusted to become more sensitive to peppers and nausea came back.. so I switched back to 40mg currently since 40mg and 80mg is no different anymore. so I find that it's gotta do something with gettting tolerent in some way.. I know there is no tolerance with PPI, but something's adjusted.. that's for sure.
please tell me if you guys know or can explain about what might be happening inside my stomach.