Protonix and alcohol

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any one using protonix for acid reflux? I was on prevacid and it helped but gained weight. then tried zantac- didn't help. now on protonix... wondering how others are doing on this.
H ave been to seen doc. 3 times. Stopped taking protonix for 2 wks. I have started taking the protonix again and the allergic symptoms seem worse. Doc. feels it may be a food allergy instead of the drug. Has me keeping a food diary and gave me a HAST blood screening-results not in yet. I am really stressed and at times really scared with my throat swells and there is a fluttering in my chest and waves of anxiety. Sometimes I feel like I am about to faint and then I have to have a bowel movement.
It could be the sulfites in the wine. This is well known to cause migraine headaches. Does it matter if it is red or white wine? Or aged in Oak? Oak gives the wine tannins which can also contribute to migraines. Vodka is the "cleanest" of all alcohol. It has no additives and is known to not give quite the same hangover effect as other alcohols.
Certain foods can relax the LES, either by relaxing the surrounding muscles (which is what coffee, alcohol, chocolate, and peppermints are known to do), or by directly irritating the esophageal lining (in this case, the main culprits are tomatoes, citrus, onions, and peppers). But there are other triggers that are just as important including being obese, or even just a few pounds overweight.
I get sweaty, every inch of my small and large bowel feels like ground glass is passing through it, I have tons of gas and then multiple watery diarrhea. Back to the Immodium and I'm good for 24 hours and the whole cycle starts over. I live in fear that a bathroom won't be available when I need it. HELP!
I have eliminated all coffee and soft drinks from my diet and now all alcohol. My stomach burns so bad around the clock. I take 1 protonix twice a day and supplement tums when needed. If I eat, I immediately feel dizzy and bloated. Once I take a tums, I release the gas and start burping up my food (refluxing). I am wondering if my poor, hunched posture has something to do with it. I also feel tired all day long. Does emotional stress make GERD worse too?
A car crash can easily trigger the kind of anxiety necessary to produce the kinds of things you're reporting are happening now, and especially once the nausea takes hold, there is this fear about going anywhere and doing anything. I know. I've been there. Oh, and protonix is the most worthless drug I have ever encountered. Unfortunately, it's the only thing most insurance companies will cover.
Gastritis is causing all the pain. It's a killer. I have to laugh when doctors say, "Oh, everything is fine, just a little gastritis." Gastritis is awful and extremely painful and it takes a year and a day to ever go away. Are you taking any PPI's to help heal the gastritis? I took protonix for about 8 weeks and it was the "Only" thing that helped me. At first I had bad headaches, but knew I had to ride it out in order to heal myself.
but the first protocol in treatment is to remove the offending agent. And that sounds like alcohol right now. Other drugs like prilosec or protonix might be good for interim.....
Also, you may be able to decrease your palpitations by avoiding caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and stimulants such as those found in decongestants. Chocolate contains large amounts of caffeine. The fatigue you are describing may be related to the beta blocker you are taking. Despite this I would recommend starting an exercise regimen in an effort to improve your level of conditioning.
My reflux problem eased with Prilosec and later Prevacid (also tried Protonix and Acidphex) but these gave some side effects and had to stop them. PVCs also seem to occur with upset stomach and I don't know which causes the other but they are worse at night with upset stomach. However I recently got some advice on this site and started taking Maalox liquid after meals and at bedtime and this has helped. But how long can you be on this?
I still have the 'globus' which of course causes near hysteria and panic from time to time. How long until Protonix begins to relieve the globus? Obviously, if the globus remains I'll need to see an ENT for a closer look and even consider low doses of Xanax to lower the anxiety level while the Protonix begins to do its work. Not really wanting to start on Xanax. I have been taking GABA [750mg] a few times a day and it appears to work to relieve the mental pressure.
I have had acid reflux and gastritis for over a year now. I have used antacids, H2 blockers, and all the PPIs (protonix, prevacid, and now nexium). I continued to have off-and-on bouts with heartburn and abdominal pain throughout this last year. I even had an upper GI and an endoscopy in January which was negative for ulcers and negative for h. pylori. However, just last week I went to the doctor for a different problem.
they said they thought I had Gerd and gave me protonix.Later in the week I went to my own Dr and he told me to take the protonix twice a day and see a gastro...I went I hate a relativly decent week when I saw the gastro so he ordered an endoscopy in a month but a few days later I got really sick again,this time with upper abdominal pain mostly in the middle of the night and extreme nausea.I called the gastro and he ordered the endoscopy for 2 days later.
2004 - hospitalized for detox and a bunch of bad health associated with the alcohol abuse. I had and still have an ulcer. Take protonix. 2005 - Quit drinking after a brief relapse and sober ever since. 2005 to 2010 - ALL bloodwork normal and extremely healthy. Blood pressure 120/70 , low chloreseral, normal sugar, normal liver panels every 6 months. In the last month, I've been having some mild discomfort on the right side and one episode of acute pain that lasted 15 minutes.
Thanks Christopher. His pancreatitis was caused by alcohol abuse. He quit drinking 4 years ago. I'm just wondering about this odd smell that develops occasionally. Thanks for your input. I am trying to figure out something to get him some kind of insurance. He is self-employed and now has a pre-exisiting condition so it's kind of tough. I am curious if a duct is blocked or something, but I would imagine the CT he had a few months ago would have revealed that?
Done all those things so far. When I had upper GI done they did final small haital hernia and I was on protonix for a short while. I dont smoke and rarely drink. Saw cardio 2 days ago and he now wants to do a VO2 study.. but I not sure I want anymore testing... they just keep finding things they want to rechk. Nothing has shown up as to what is causing it.
Also medication containing MG would cause diarhea while medication containing AL would cause constipation and without moving your bowel,harmful bacteria could built up in your body causing more gas,this catch 22 situation just goes on and on. Ideally we should avoid alcohol,spicy,oily,greasy food and dairy product and caffeine and soda ,chocolate ,nuts etc etc and leave a spartan life of boiled rice,water,boil lean meat and fish ,veggies and wonder WHERE IS THE FUN OF EATING?
anxiety disorder, hyperthyroidism, pheochromocytoma, alcohol withdrawal, and cocaine use. Hope that helps.
I started back on the Protonix tonight. I went and drank Malox to see if that would control the reflux better and minimize the spasms so I can sleep. I am so past frustrated I just don't know what to do anymore.
It happened 2-3 times and then went away. (I layed off of alcohol and red meat). I didnt think anything of it and then it happened again a few weeks later. I returned home and now its happened again a few times. I do notice a pattern of when I 'binge' dirnk it seems to occur more often than not. My family doctor thinks its a hemroid but not 100% yet. I havent had any pain just the odd light headedness and fatige. Anyone exp. the same sypmtoms????
I always stay away from spice,alcohol,caffeine, and other diet mentions, So no need to change. Bland diet with fruits and water, exercise and meditation. Underweight now. The listed suggestions by Concerned lady are very helpful.
I have a hiatal hernia that was diagnosed several years ago and I take protonix for 3-4 weeks about 6 times/year for that. I have noticed that my fibrillations always feel as though they're starting in my stomach. I get this odd, bubbly feeling in my stomach that seems to rise and within a few minutes, the fibrillations start. Is it possible that digestive/hernia problems can cause this? I've never had them before (I'm a 43 year old woman, and am overweight).
I've had issues since I was 10 with depression and anxiety and have tried many solutions....now onand wellbutrin with protonix and hyomax for my tummy and acid reflux.
I'm a 32 year old male. Slightly overweight but I have always been a runner and in good physical shape. A few months ago I suddenly experienced what seems to have been a panic attack (out of the blue "whoosh" of dizziness, pounding heart, etc). Ended up in emergency with nothing showing to be wrong. Prior to this I was not an anxious person and didn't think of myself as having a hard time dealing with stress. I am also very social.
Protonix, Cymbalta, Provigil, Vicodin, Creon, and Excedrin PM which helps me sleep because of achiness. Without the Provigil, I cannot stay awake during the day and cannot function without it. I consume very little food, but continue to increase in size in my mid-section and my cholesterol has gone from 165 to 280 in 5 months. My liver enzymes have been elevated for approx. the same period of time and I am now very worried about what is going on.
I am constantly burping all day long and have a bit of heartburn. Last week I went to my doctor and he proscribed Protonix with the idea that it may be Acid reflux. I have been taking the meds for 6 days now and although I am free of heartburn and my stomach has calmed down, I am constantly burping. I have the feeling that air is trapped in my chest so I try belching to relieve the pressure. Is constant burping a symptom of Acid Reflect?
My EKG and chest x-ray were normal and I was told the pain came from an internal organ. I had been taking protonix which has helped but not with my chest pain. Is this the sign of GERD?
Also, In 2005 everything changed and I became ill with what was then diagnosed as Pancreatitis. I do not drink any alcohol and my gallbladder ( healthy) was removed. Flare-ups have persisted and in April 2007 I became even sicker, which is why I am writing in. I have been to so many doctors and no one is able to diagnose me. The Pancreatitis is very painful. but I can live with it.
Among these PPI are superior. Ther are 5 different PPI approved for treatment- Prilosec, Aciphex, Protonix, Nexium and Prevacid. All are of almost equal efficacy. In addition to PPI lifestyle modifications also needed for complete relief. Lifestyle modifications - 1. Head elevation while sleeping 2. Small frequent meals 3. Going to bed 2- 3 hours after food 4. Avoiding bed time snacks 5. Avoiding smoking and alcohol 6. Avoiding tight fitting clothes 7.
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