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Avatar_f_tn How are you giving the prevacid? It must be on a completely empty stomach, so you cannot give it in milk or formula. This makes it hard to administer to stubborn babies like my little one! Our gastro said ideally, it should be about 30 minutes before a feed as well. Did you stop the Zantac cold turkey? That could be part of the problem. It does take up to 2 weeks to see the full benefits of the prevacid, and in the mean time it is recommended you continue some Zantac.
Avatar_m_tn What is the difference between Prevacid and Nexium in what it does and how it does it? Long term effects?... Is what I am feeling are effects from the aloe healing my esophagus or the medications?
Avatar_n_tn Does anyone know if prevacid causes constipation? I was prescribed prevacid for GERD, and have had constipation since third of fourth week of treatment. It helps my refulx better than any or PPI. Anyone else become have constipation on prevacid?
Avatar_f_tn 00 am - and all the vitamins in the eve or late at night. Prevacid is an acid inhibitor - so during the course of 10 years - looking at my blood work - i had to supplement the above mentioned Vitamins due course of time. Recently i got diagonsed for open angle glaucoma and had laser surgery. Reading all these posts is a great feeling - not alone.
Avatar_n_tn We have also thickened his milk to reduce the spit up. Nothing seems to work. I may take him off the prevacid and go see a specialist. Let me know if you find out anything new that could help me. Good luck!
Avatar_n_tn that was how I knew the Prevacid was helping intially. I have had numerous ultrasounds, ct scans, enteroclysis, blood work-ups, secretin stimulation test, etc. I guess I can stay on the Prevacid for the rest of my life but I really would like to know why I have severe malaise after eating and RUQ pain if I don't take it. If my stomach makes too much acid, could that cause these symptoms?
Avatar_n_tn This happened to me a couple other times early on when I went off of the Prevacid for some tests; that was how I knew the Prevacid was helping intially. I have had numerous ultrasounds, ct scans, enteroclysis, blood work-ups, secretin stimulation test, etc. I guess I can stay on the Prevacid for the rest of my life but I really would like to know why I have severe malaise after eating and RUQ pain if I don't take it. If my stomach makes too much acid, could that cause these symptoms?
162948_tn?1205256292 Aww... poor thing! If you don't mind me asking why did she have heart surgery? My sister has two children and both had bad acid reflex and were colicky and the meds really weren't working very well and so she finally went to a chiropractor and have her babies ajusted. She said it worked wonders!! I thought that sounded so hard for the baby but her little ones never slept in the car no matter how long of a drive and they just didn't sleep good at all...
Avatar_n_tn If it's a pathogen, why is it that only a minority of people who have it ever develop an ulcer? It does not invade epithelium cells, so how can it be a pathogen. And it does not even fulfil the four classic Koch's postulates to be classified as a pathogen! How come there's so much fuss about its elimination?! I asked many doctors about this, but never got a straight answer. And the side effects of both antibiotics and PPIs are just awful!
Avatar_n_tn Please, anyone else on Prevacid for GERD or suspected GERD? How long before I get any relief? I've been taking it for a little over a week now (second try). Doctor only gave me 15 mg.which I take once a day. But, so far, every night I am in horrible pain up into my chest and throat, even after taking a couple of spoonfuls of Mylanta. I am going to try elevating the head of my bed now... I don't know what to eat anymore! Give me some ideas. I only weigh 110lbs now and can't afford to lose.
171768_tn?1324233699 If there is a little bit left in the syringe, I just put a little more water in there and repeat. And you are right....
Avatar_n_tn The endoscopy showed some minor irritation of the esophagus and I think the stomach also--biopsies didn't yield anything major--negative for H-pylori. Because of the irritation (I still wasn't feeling bad) I was put on Prevacid, 30Mg twice a day.
Avatar_n_tn This happened to me a couple other times early on when I went off of the Prevacid for some tests; that was how I knew the Prevacid was helping intially. I have had numerous ultrasounds, ct scans, enteroclysis, blood work-ups, secretin stimulation test, etc. I guess I can stay on the Prevacid for the rest of my life but I really would like to know why I have severe malaise after eating and RUQ pain if I don't take it. If my stomach makes too much acid, could that cause these symptoms?
Avatar_n_tn that was how I knew the Prevacid was helping intially. I have had numerous ultrasounds, ct scans, enteroclysis, blood work-ups, secretin stimulation test, etc. I guess I can stay on the Prevacid for the rest of my life but I really would like to know why I have severe malaise after eating and RUQ pain if I don't take it. If my stomach makes too much acid, could that cause these symptoms?
Avatar_n_tn Hi - Does anyone know whether it is ok to use prevacid (or that type of drug - (proton pump blocker) just for symptom relief of erosive gastritis, rather than as a drug that you take religiously every day. Does not seem to be anything about it in the literature.
Avatar_f_tn I know as lazy as she is she can't really make me look bad, but I still would rather not work nights and am not sure how to put it to my boss other than telling them how fussy my little guy is. I get maybe 4 hrs a night of interrupted sleep and now I wiull have to work nights too and be up by 5 the next morning to go back in early. Sorry, guess I needed to vent. Any advice? Also feel free to use as an open forum.
148354_tn?1211237506 When I was a in the ER an older doctor that had worked in the ER for eons gave me the statistics on how many people go to the ER with low right quadrant pain and have appendicitis and the appendix is removed . And how many people actually are sent away because the scan does not show that it is NOT inflammed enough so a large number of people sent away return to the ER months later with APPENDICITIS!
142722_tn?1281537216 My DD is 11 months and is still on Prevacid. Kris-how much does Ryan weigh now? Prevacid is weight sensetive and the more weight he gains, the higher dose he'll need.
Avatar_n_tn Prevacid 30 MG per day Pentasa 250 MG
Avatar_f_tn My doctor suggests that I try Norspan/Transtec plasters, does anyone have experience using that for Fib/CFS? I would be very happy to hear from others :) Springtime greetings from Jayjay.
Avatar_n_tn Nexium is helping, not 100% but my condition is much better - at least I'm sleeping through the night now. Any suggetions on how I should proceed to switch over to DCL. How long do you take DCL before you see improvement? Or, can I take both, DCL and Nexium and then try stopping the Nexium?
1039620_tn?1272597604 I do it once in awhile, only take a few drinks and it does work, but because of the high salt content in the baking soda, it's not something to do all the time, just when it gets so bad and I truly can't take it anymore.
171768_tn?1324233699 I am praying that it's not a fluke and that these new meds will continue to work. We haven't weaned her off of the zantac yet, since it takes the prevacid a while to be fully effective. Also, I hope I am not speaking too soon, but at the exact same time, it seems like most of her sensory issues have magically disappeared. I can't believe what reflux was doing to the poor thing. I was concerned about sensory issues like you describe with James, but maybe we'll luck out.
1222527_tn?1266942156 Ive done all the recommendations, started weight loss, elevated bed, eating bland food, no alcohol, no eating after 7pm etc etc. I was on 20mg omeprazole, did absolutely nothing, so doctor has me now on prevacid 30mg once a day. Even taking prevacid in the morning triggers an acid attack =[ I have to take semi-skimmed milk as water triggers terrible acid. Even wearing a bra is very uncomfortable and makes symptoms worse. Ive to go tomorrow for blood tests and a liver function test.
Avatar_f_tn I have been taking Prevacid for 3 days now (I know it takes awhile to work) but even narcotic painkillers don't completely get rid of the pain. I've gone through my pain prescription, which I was told to only take for 3 days, so I assume the doctor thought there would be more improvement by now. Along with severe pain in the upper left quadrant, I feel super gassy/bloated. Even a normal sized bowel movement doesn't relieve the pressure much.
16292_tn?1189759421 Do I have more risk of it turning into an arrhythmia that my heart won't get out of? How can I tell if I am having a pvc or a pac? My holter showed 13 pac's and 2 pvc's but I always feel the pause and then a hard thump. Why do they happen more when I run up the stairs or bend over too quickly or am carrying a heavy load? Worried sick.
203342_tn?1328740807 Do you guys remember me telling you all how my 4 year old got a stomach bug right before Christmas? He only threw up one day and then seemed better but would still occasionally have loose stools and/or say his tummy hurt. This has been going on off and on since. They did do a stool test and it came back normal. Jan. 7th he was throwing up and not keeping anything down.Jan. 8th we took him back to the doctor. He was not eating, saying his tummy hurt and listless.