Difference between zantac and nexium

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I feel like it is making me more nasueas and queasy than Prevacid. I was taking 40 mg of Nexium daily and have just switched to 30 mg daily of Prevacid.
7/23/03 i have gerd and a non-noticeable small hiatal hernia.i was taking zantac 150 for many years and now i am taking nexium. i seem to have gastric distress in abdomen,stomach and gi tract,almost daily, lately. was more or less under control a few weeks ago. i am 66 yrs. old. i felt my abd.distress may have been from taking zocor for cholesterol. tried other statins in the past and had similar response with abd.distress. much gas.mostly at distal end of esophagitis.
I've spoken to the cardiologist and he says there can definately be a correlation between reflux and increased PVC's but wasn't aware of a correlation between Prilosec and PVC's. Have you heard of anything like this with other patients, Prilosec causing a big increase in the amount of PVC's? If so is there another drug that can help with reflux/heartburn that is not a PPI? I had problems with Nexium as well (dizziness and rapid heart rate) so I'm hesitant to try another PPI drug.
I came across a happenstance. I was dx with Gerd in 1999 and was on zantac which after much time cleared up and zantac was stopped. Starting in 2001 I happened to get an SVT episode. In 2006 I had an afib episode and would have about 5 with each progressing year treated with verapamil "pill in the pocket".
I have just started reading the connection between these issues and the vegas nerve. All the doctors want to do is heavy dose the prevacid, prilosec, nexium,etc. You name it. I've tried it. The water in the morning (at least a quart)and dropping down hard on my heels, for me really works the best. All i've heard about the surgery is 90% negative. What if i really had a heart attack one day. How could you tell the difference in symptoms? A new revolutionary surgery is desperately needed for us.
do you take the Aciphex at least 45 minutes before eating (the docs don't always tell you that)? I'm guessing you have already tried combining them with the H2 inhibitors like Pepcid and Zantac and modifying your diet by not eating (not even water) 4-5 hrs before going to bed, eliminating things like caffeine, alcohol, citrus, tomatoes, chocolate, peppermint. do you elevate the head of your bed (6 inches or more)?
Have to 'pee' every 15 minutes for hours, and take Valium and Tenormin with a really big dose of Zantac and wait till it stops. Sometimes (last time last week) it went for about 10 hours. Maddening, and I nearly went to see the doc again, but why bother,,they just don'y know why it happens. Ive been having this crap for 30 years, and the ticker is OK. It's electrical, and definately connected with digestion and what food I eat. Be re assured all of you other guys....
Once I knew what it was from I did fine....I was given Reglan and zantac pre-surgery for nausea and afterwards I was allowed nothing by mouth for 24 hrs. next day clear liquids for breakfast and then I was on my own to find what I could and couldnt tolerate.....I am soooo much better now than before I had surgery...I cant tell you the POSITIVE difference this surgery has made for me....
Hi I am suffering about 15 years from sinus problems and recently got worst, whenever i get a little flu situation my had being dizzy, can't concentrate, my legs are shaky, what you gays thing is there some connection between sinus and and brain-body function?
By dinner my lover left side between my belly button and hip cramps up. I also hear and feel my dinner gurgling in my stomach. I try to have a BM to get rid of the feeling and either nothing comes out or it's very little. I also get gassy, but can't push that out either. Have you ever heard of feeling like you have to pass gas, but when you try it feels blocked and doesn't come out?
I was so annoyed when he said there is no proven connection between allergies and dizziness. He's now ordered an MRI and additional balance tests and has started talking about ruling out tumors, etc. Thanks for sharing your stories. It always surprises me how many non-allergist MD's don't understand how allergies can affect the body.
I'd do a little more research before totally discounting all of the allopathic medical sciences. There is a difference between simple heartburn and acid reflux disease (or GERD). I'd check out the Am. College of Gastroenterology website for a lot of info on the different disease states.
I took the last pill on Saturday and I will go back to Zantac 150 if need be! I am through with medication!!! I take blood pressure and thyroid meds and I will live with the rest of all my stomach issues!!! I also changed my diet and eating raw honey!
as your pharmacist, you doc probably didn't realize this. YOu can use maalox with the nexium or zantac with the nexium for several wks to increase the effects. Stay away from caffinated products and spicey foods and the medications I noted. NO alcoholic beverages either.
Between four and five hours later the bowel empties - foul smelling and watery (diarrhoea) Stage 5: Faintness and cold sweats or temperature also happen just after or before bowel movement. These symptoms usually start in the afternoon and lasts throughout the night. The symptoms usually disappear quickly the following day after a good sleep.
FWIW my ENT gave me quite a primer regarding the difference between normal reflux and LPR. In terms of treatment what he said was that usual dose of Nexium for garden variety reflux is one-a-day. But for LPR reflux, it's two a day. That's because the tissues in the throat are actually more sensitive than the tissues in the esophagus. So for that reason LPR requires more acid suppression, therefore the Two Nexium a day.
We posted back and forth during TX, and some of what you wrote back kept me going and were in my thoughts in between. Really. You are one kewl lady. The feeling of beating something like this and having gone through it definitely changes perspectives...if one were to choose to look at it that way in a positive light. My business is booming now for some wierd reason. I just go about it with another perspective and listen more to what people have to say and want.
Write it down- document when you feel the pain, what you have been doing lately, and what foods you have eaten. You might find a correlation between you symptoms and what you are doing. (Usually you don't feel the symptoms until awhile after you have been stressed, at least that's how it is for me, it's like your body builds it up until it can't take it any longer.) 5. If your symptoms don't go away or get worse, go to a doctor.
Felt like trash for the next couple of years until I found this doctor who told me I had Neurocardiogenic Syncope. He gave me visken, nexium and rivotril. I quit drinking and eating spicy foods at this time. I felt good for a couple of weeks. Went to the hospital several times. Had some tests done. Positive for syncope once. Negative another time. Doctor decided it was all in my head and proceeded to gave me antidepressants... worst thing ever!
I too have been suffering for about 17 years for what I thought and still am thinking is acid reflux. I did fine for many years taking zantac and or prilosec. I lost 55 lbs and everything went away even though I stayed on zantac because I could feel some shortness of breath if I didn't take it. I gained about 30 lbs back and this past summer all the meds stopped working. My biggest problem with my Gerd from the start is that I feel like my food gets stuck in my throat or down in my chest.
I too have been suffering for about 17 years for what I thought and still am thinking is acid reflux. I did fine for many years taking zantac and or prilosec. I lost 55 lbs and everything went away even though I stayed on zantac because I could feel some shortness of breath if I didn't take it. I gained about 30 lbs back and this past summer all the meds stopped working. My biggest problem with my Gerd from the start is that I feel like my food gets stuck in my throat or down in my chest.
I would like to know if anyone out there has had this problem - I have a gnawing pain in the pit of my stomach - below the breastbone and about 3 inches above the naval, shortness of breath that comes and goes, but not on exertion, tired and lack energy, sometimes pain between the shoulder blades, especially when the pit of the stomach really bothers me (and the pit of the stomach pain gets worse around my monthly cycle - which is very irregular - yet the pain does not ever completely go away).
* feeling of a knot or ball slightly left of center and slightly lower than the epigastric region of my abdomen * the epigastric pain will drift down the front of my right side - this is hard to describe, but I can only come up with it being a hollow sort of pain, or a cross between cramping and sharp. This pain does come and go and I haven't figured out what triggers it.
I could tell the difference between the bile reflux and the acid reflux the first time I experienced bile reflux. I frequently vomit due to my reflux - usually on an empty stomach, so it's just stomach fluids. The acid reflux was always clear mucous-like fluids without any noticeable taste. Then, one time I threw up it was YELLOW fluid and had a HORRIBLE bitter/sour taste that left an after-taste even after brushing teeth/mouthwash.
A month after treatment most of my throat, ear and sinus issues went away and I stopped the Nexium. -------------------- As to the antacids you mention -- do not take them within 2-3 hours of your ribavirin dose or the ribavirin will not be absorbed as well. You will not have this problem with PPI's like Nexium, Aciphex, Prevacid, etc; or even H-2 Pumps like Zantac 100, Pepsid, etc.
I'm taking PPI's (Nexium, Aciphex, etc.) and H2 blockers (Zantac, Pepcid AC, etc.) for LPR reflux. Sometimes also take antacids like Tums, Mylanta and Gaviscon. My concern with the antacids is that they might intefere with ribavirin absorption. Very little in the literature conclusive one way or the other. Wondering if any of you also take antacids and if you take them right after meals with your riba, or if you try to time the antacids a few hours before or after the riba.
It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it. The spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after.
Searching the internet only turns up scary stuff like CHF and the like. I have no other symptoms. I do take nexium everyday and have just started the past week taking a Zantac at night before sleep. 3 yrs ago I did have a complete blood panel workup and everything from electrolytes to liver function, to blood glucose, cholesterol, thyroid... etc were all normal.
In addition started on 2 bp meds, lipitor, nexium, zantac. I honestly was feeling worse and worse the more meds loaded on. Gall bladder pain for sure. My GI then turned into a mess, and I had muscle cramping from lipitor (also some GI effects). I've started to pull myself off the meds slowly. (other than lipitor which I was told to stop asap) I'm SLOWLY starting to feel a bit better GI wise. I guess I tell you all of this because I think I turned myself into my own visious cycle...
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