I had an upper EGD about 2 months ago that showed erosive gastritis and erosive esophagitis. The problem is I've been taking 40 mg aciphex/day and 300 mg zantac every night for several years now. GI doctor ordered a HIDA scan to make sure it wasn't bile reflux that was causing the damage--my results were normal, so we think it is breakthrough acid. He's switching me to zegerid, but I had never heard of this PPI before. Does anyone know anything about it? I was told by a friend (who happens to be a pharmaceutical rep) that aciphex tends to be one of the weaker PPIs. Has anyone else ever heard this?
In any case, I hope the zegerid provides the relief I need. I do still have regular symptoms (indigestion, nausea, bloating, at times extreme stomach pain).
Any information you have would be welcome!
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan