Can you take protonix and zantac at the same time

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When I posted I got a lot of responses that the same thing happened to others. Now I just take after-the-fact drugs like Zantac, tums, and Gaviscon. Nothing I can do. I had to decide which I hate worse. When I was on one of them I was in bigeminy for 8 weeks! I told doctors and they probably think I'm crazy, but I don't care. I KNOW what I feel.
I took protonix for a long time and got the same palpitations. My research uncovered that pump inhibitors like protonx cause a magnesium deficiency and magnesium is necessary to regulate your heartbeat. I stopped taking the pills cause it said that prolonged magnesium deficiency can cause serious heart problems. Since then I take Zantac, it does next to nothing even though I take 4 maximum strengths a day, and I pop tums all day, but the heart palpitations have gone away.
Over the past year my B12 levels have been declining despite the fact that I am recieving the same injection as I have for the past 10 years. Can protonix be inhibiting the absorption of the B12? Also, over the past 3 weeks I have been experiencing severe nausea on an almost daily basis. Two nights ago I actually vomited (no temp or other illness). I had a colon. and endo.about a month ago and all they found was a colon polyp that was removed.
I started to go the chiropractor at about the same time I got off of the protonix, so I was thinking I would never be sure unless I got back on the protonix. I did not want to do that, because I suffered terribly for two months. I'm also wondering if I should change to maybe nexium. The pharmacist said that omaprazole is also a proton pump inhibitor, but it's not the same medicine, just in the same family. When I finally get back to my doctor I will ask him.
I honestly think you just need to give yourself more time. Watch what you eat and drink. I for one just drink water and at times will dilute my OJ with water as well. I also drink cold green tea which helps the stomach linning to heal. I brew the bags and just add ice, and honey...Yummy ;) If I can be of any help, just ask. It takes time, but you'll get there. What bothers you the most?
no alcohol, does it start under the ribs on the right and radiate into the back, they will do tests for it and tell you what you need to do .
My next procedure is the endoscopy so the doctors can actully look at the esophagus and rest of the GI tract. Not sure if any of this helps you, hope it does. I have taken some comfort in realizing that at least someone in this world knows what I am going through. Good luck and please let me know if you find anything that works. I will d the same.
At first I figured they were unrelated and thought I just slept the wrong way on my neck. I was okay through most of the day and the abdominal pain subsided. But in the evening my neck started hurting more and I also started getting a minor headache. The ab pains were very slight and I concentrated more on my neck and head. Plus I also realized I had a loss of appetite. So basically as of today my neck still hurts, slight headaches and loss of appetite.
I could not do the stress echo because I could barely stand, I also had a holter and this brings me to your question about PPI's. I was on Protonix and had the same problem. If you read the package insert on all the PPI's they have Cardiac side effects. If you ask your MD they say no way. All I know is you are correct in what you are feeling from the Prevacid, protonix and prilosec. Sorry for the long answer. I am just really stressed out.
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I have been trying an experiment were I don't eat anything 5 hours before sleep (stop eating at 6PM -7PM), although it seems to happen at the same time no matter when I go to sleep. Not sure what causes this. Can your body know the time? I not sure if this was the cause, but on the nights I am able to control myself, I have not had an attach. Also I suspect intense abdominal exercises during the following day may contribute.
it shows just how diffrent people are - some can take meds and some can not .. im a Not ! oh well .. hey if zantac helps stop the palps - go for it ! there are meny Natural meds that also work in helping to stop palps. ( how could you stand the palps for 10 years !) I had palps for 1month and it drove me up a wall . was happy when they stopped or went away.. good luck..
As far as with ribavirin, PPI's do not affect the biovailability at all. Antacids on the other hand do and should be spaced at least 2-3 hours away from the riba. If you're refluxing up into the larynx -- like I did -- then you are underdosing the PPI. Standard dosage for LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) is two 40 mg Nexium a day, taken approx 12 hours apart and 30-60 minutes before meals.
30 in the morning with terrible stomach pain, nausea, dry heaving, and sometimes diahrea. He wanted me to continue the protonix and added carafate. Finally, I did research and found the protonix could be the cause, I stopped it and started the carafate. Within 2 days I felt better. After a week on the carafate the symptoms started again, so I cut out the carafate. Again began feeling better but then started again when I woke again at 4:30 with stomach pain, nausea, dry heaving.
The treatment includes things like Prilosec and/or Protonix, coupled with Zantac or the equivalent and a change in diet. The process involved higher doses of meds than regular reflux (GERD) and there is a surgical option if you aren't getting much better in a year or so. here's an article from Columbia University: www.entcolumbia.org/lprd.
Now, what I do is control what I eat much more strictly and only use the PPI's for a week or two at a time if it's absolutely necessary. Long term use really isn't good anyway. I would try an elimination diet. The first things to eliminate from the diet are the usual suspects that your GI doctor should've told you to avoid. There are other things that can aggravate GERD, too, though, that your doctor may not have told you about. My list is quite long, too.
Things just look dark before the strom, and I feel like I've been walking into the strom for a long time now. I will try the ginger ale and some tea. I was on another site for the problem with my mouth and most of everyone on there said that Vinger and Honey in water would work. I tried that and it worked well the first time and then after that it didn't work as well. Thanks again for all of your help.
I am 66 years old and have been suffering from the pvc and stv events for as long as I can remember. 15 years ago I had an EPS test done at a hospital in Philadelphia, that test involves putting wire into your heart to raise and lower your heart rate to estimate wether or not these events are life threatening. I also had some tests over the years, that it would be impossible for me to list all of them.
If I don't try hard enough to focus on something else besides the stomach upset, I almost get the nausea you feel right before you vomit. At first, it was only an instant feeling of fullness or light nausea *while* I was eating, which went away if I stopped eating. Now, it's what I say above. I think it's some type of anxiety, where my thinking about it builds it up and makes me anxious and nervous, therefore giving me the nausea.
But like you say, everyone is different, and more than that different things work for the same people at different times. So where is this morning's prayer?
About a year ago I started having stomach problems. I had nausea, vomitting, and diarehha. I was 106 pounds at the time and I'm currently 94. I have a real hard time eating, I get really nauseous right after I eat. My symptoms are also much worse in the morning. I cannot eat or drink anything before 11. Ive had an edoscopy, colonoscopy, gastric emptying, small bowel xray, and a ct scan. All came back perfectly normal.
So about 1 month of experiencing the fib and bad stomach I started taking 150mg of Zantac for my stomach, you can guess the rest, the day after taking the zantac the fibs were gone. I know Dr's say there is no connection but after reading your note and the many replies I had to add my own two cents.
We talked about the next step and after talking for quite awhile, she feels I'm a canddiate for Protonix and perhaps Paxil to calm the anxiety this has caused. I know you take Protonix Jenn and like it. The nurse did explain that what works for one may not work for another. She herself takes Protonix and likes it alot. She has bad reflux and the Protonix has improved her quality of life.
The relief is not permanent but it will help to get you to the next episode and you will get some good sleep too as a bonus. Everyone can walk and you don't need to get your Doc's ok to do it either. I firmly believe that knowing you can walk for relief is in itself a great moralbooster when your stomach has you in fits.
Have tried aciphex, protonix, nexium and they all make me very sick. Tried to take zantac again - got horrible headaches even at a dose of 75 mg. Here is my question- why could I tolerate dexilant and zantac for 20 years before and not 6 months later - could it be that I was on azulfidine and now I am not. I am trying DGL licorice and antacids - not tremendously nauseated with a headache but tasting horrid acid and sour stomach and spasming.
Google and find a list of acidic food versus alkaline food,and food you should avoid if acid reflux is a problem for you. You can also take note of what you eat,when you eat and the consequences of such so you can finetune your lifetstle and diet to avoid discomfort.
My understanding of LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) is that it is a backflow of acid all the way into the throat, not just the esophagus. Causing many symptoms, such as hoarseness, sore throat, chronic cough, excessive throat clearing, throat mucus, voice break, etc......If you look on the "other" board under the topic of LPR you can read alot about it......When I had my 24 hr ph there was a pt. that was being testing for LPR and I know she had two probes inserted....
They insert a small catheter through your nose into your stomach and slowly withdraw it while you are swallowing water. They measure the contraction and relation of the muscles at the start and end of your esophagus, as well as, the squeezing peristalsis that pushes food down into your stomach. I am afraid of having a panic attack while they do this. The sensation of something being in my throat is not a good thing for me. They are checking for a spasm or motility disorder of the esophagus.
I know supplements are difficult to get into your system for lack of acid in the stomach when you take protonix....but is it the same for iron rich foods? Would the stomach also block iron and other nutrients you get from food since it blocks supplements as well? If so, how can I take the acid reflux meds but still get the nutrients my body needs?
some people do not react well with zantac. i used to take prevacid during the day and zantac at nite.in the morning i notice my skin around the tail end of my eyes(dont know a better way to describe the location),kind of look weird,hard to describe,but puffy and wrinkled at the same time. kinf of like there is an earthworm underneath?? may be you should talk to your doc,i know if you read the zantac label,it said some folks do not react well with ranitidine.
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