I have the same problem with the insurance. Was on Prevacid for a long while with great success, but with a new job came new insurance and they will not cover a PPI as long as Prilosec is on the market. I have acid reflux all the time now, and mornings are particularly bad.
So, basically, I pay something like 36 dollars a month for a medicine that works but is a lot weaker than what I used to pay a 15 dollar co-pay for. BAD. My doctor said I could double my dose, but then I'll be paying 72 dollars a month for medication when I PAY FOR INSURANCE. Ridiculous.
I get agitated about
that, but can't report it as a side effect. I'd imagine that physically, Prilosec's side-effect profile would be about
the same as any other PPI. If the Protonix didn't bother you, I wouldn't imagine Prilosec would. Just a guess, though.
Doctors are doctors, and assuming you live in the USA, you have rights. You can't be terminated or discriminated against if you have an illness. Your doctor is the one person in your life who you need to be COMPLETELY honest with, in my opinion. And your lawyer, but that's neither here nor there.
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