Protonix and antacids

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I have no history of bad anxiety and racing heart like this.. So I decided to stop taking the Protonix...the last time i took it was thursday and i still feel like im in hell.... You would think I am detoxing from some other hard core drug and I havent taken anything else.. I am still so naseous, gagging, stomach pains, heart palps..and I am def not pregnant or anything like that so I cant find any other cause for all of this.. Is there anything i can do to get this medicine out of my system.
and I have been having issues with my vision that idk what to do about or what is causing it, it has been there messed up for severl years also, its like a haze over my eyes, Im 19, and also have floaters, and MY QUESTION IS, can anyone describe to me the side effect vision problems from taking this med? cause I want to know if this is what caused it or not, but googling around I cant find a description about what happens with the vision as a side effect, only that it can cause VISION CHANGES.
Heartburn and a feeling of acid liquid in my throat and “background” nausea, this is I feel nauseated but I don't vomit. The heartburn is sometimes controlled by antacids such as Protonix and Acifed, but they also causes explosive diarrhea. After months and tests such Cat Scan, ultrasound, blood tests, colonoscopy, endoscopy and stool test, the only findings are gastritis, esophagitis and some inflammation of the colon. The nausea is installed in my system and rarely leaves me.
And it was only once then. It just happened so suddenly, I was breathing find and then I lie down and immediately begin experiencing problems. I also have terriible posture and spend 5+ hours a day using the computer, sitting not up straight in a chair, not sure if that has anything to do with it either.
baking soda will actually take the enamale off, just like whittening kits, this will make your teeth whiter but cause more damage i know what you are going through, i was not honest with my doc but i kept going to him for stomach pain and nausea, well he took a look at my teeth and said, you have an eating disorder i was shocked, because i just wasnt ready to admitt that to people i started a couple of meds, i take protonix once a day, this is for the acid, if you do not have insurance it will c
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.
I would like to know which meds there are, currently I take Protonix 40mg once daily and Reglan 10mg 3x daily. But right now as I post I am feeling the PVC's because I just ate repeat of yesterdays dinner.
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?
My Doc said to supplement my water with gatorade for the electrolites because of the heat and the nausea and that was kinda what started it I got really bad indigestion. But Friday I ate very little and still got sick in the evening. Today has been the same, I'm tired of this and hungry and afraid to eat anything. Pepto (which usually helps a lot) just made me sicker.
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.
It is more voluntary than involuntary - I can bring up air any time I like. The nausea lasted possibly 3-4 hours and then left and seemed to come in cycles of about 3 months. TESTS: 1 1/2 years ago I went to see my local doctor and he described the air coming up as aerophagia and possibly I was just swallowing air. I am quite a nervous and stressed person and he put most of it down to my psychology I think.
My husband and I have been trying to conceive since August and my doctor took me off a medication that was working well (Protonix) for my GERD because she thought it could be bad for a pregnancy. For about a month now my stomach has had bloating and mild pain (like gas pain) every day, especially after eating, as well as a gurgly feeling when I try to swallow. It's really uncomfortable and obviously makes eating uncomfortable.
Along with it you can try over the counter antacids. Avoid heavy meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. “GERD symptoms are often relieved by over-the-counter, acid-reducing agents called antacids.
doctor on April 20th to further discuss my problems and on May 10th I'm going to see an allergy specialist to find out the severity of my allergies and get a needle test done. I am on Protonix and take ranitidine to try and relieve some of these problems but they usually give me little to no relief. I also take antacids basically on a daily basis. I've been taking Acidophilus also but I'm about to stop it because it doesn't seem to help either. My G.P. started me on a high fiber diet.
In August 2010 had a 4 week course of antibiotics and developed horrid acid taste, stabbing pain in middle of chest and back. Had endoscopy and esophageal mamonetry and was diagnosed with esophageal spasms. Had a botox shot and was put on 60 mg of dexilant for what I was told was a tight esophageal sphincter and the opposite of reflux. Dexlilant increased the thickness of my saliva and felt generally not well but could tolerate. Went to a new doctor in 2011 at a major teaching hospital.
I am a 36yo female and have been experiencing a feeling of extreme heat in my chest and upper abdomen...my skin feels a little warmer to the touch when this occurs. I am not running a fever and it feels like a slow burn. Please help.
Six weeks ago, I began suffering with burning in my chest, throat and tongue, as well as increase in bile and acid taste in my mouth. I saw my doctor, who referred me to a GI doctor. I was told that I have acid reflux and was given Nexium 40 mg twice/day. After almost 3 weeks of taking it, and completely changing my diet to a gerd diet [eliminating coffee, fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, etc. etc.], I was still burning up.
Along with it you can try over the counter antacids. Avoid heavy meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. “GERD symptoms are often relieved by over-the-counter, acid-reducing agents called antacids.
Like I said someways are better than others but it seems that since I have started the Protonix and Vancomycin I have the lump in throat feeling and pain between my shoulder blades more. I'm so scared that the cardiac workup missed something and that all this is not related to my numerous digestive problems. Does anyone else have my digestive issues with similar symptoms? I'm at such a loss right now. I'm a 35 year old female with 2 young children and I have lost my ability to enjoy life.
anyway, since then, i will wake up in the mornings and i am starving. i am so hungry really all the time. it gets to the point of nausea and crankiness. i crave real food (ex roast and potatoes). i doesn't matter if i ate a huge dinner the night before like right before i go to bed. i have been tested for diabetes and they have come back ok. i have also been diagnosed with really low testosterone level(i am a 35 yr old woman). i have gained weight too.
Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, Aciphex, Protonix) significantly increase bacterial overgrowth in the stomach and intestine as well. Antacids such as Tums or Maalox are more temporary in tehir action and less likely to cause this effect.
They said all approved meds for IBS cannot be given to my son since he is a child, and they are only approved for women with IBS. We use antacids and laxatives to help relieve discomfort and constipation. I agree on more medical opinions to be given too. The school district nurse feels the same. Its just a matter of getting another referral. We've already had him seen twice, but he continues to feel sick. I am working on getting a third opinion, hopefully from UCLA.
Only an MRI is left this week. I've been on acid reducers, protonix,nexium and, more recently, prilosec (once a day, and sometimes at night), and Tums/Maalox during the day when needed. Acid stomachs run in my family: father (perforated ulcer), brother (surgery). I'm 73, and in excellent health (work out, etc). If I watch my diet, the pain is intermittant and kept to a minimum. I I take a vitamin supplement once a day. How safe is it to continue taking all these anti-acids?
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I am a 27 year old Canadian woman who has been living and working in Japan for the last 2 1/2 years. For the last year and a half I've been having a lot of problems with gastritis and reflux and I can't seem to get rid of them. I first noticed the symptoms last year when I felt a terrible burning in my stomach and had a lot of belching and heartburn after I ate. I had an upper GI X-ray done and there wasn't anything wrong except for excess acid production.
I've noticed chest pressure since then sometimes with jaw pain, sometimes without and burning at times under my sternum. It is almost like indigestion but not relieved by antacids or prescription medi ations (protonix). It comes with and without exertion. The Dr feels another angiogram is needed in the event of a recoil. What is that and is it common?
GERD Asthma Allergies Sinus infections lung infection I've been treated for all of them but it still remains. I'm on Protonix for GERD, I take Advair and Albuterol for Asthma, I'm on Zyrtec and nasal spray for allergies, I've been on antibiotics for sinus and lung infections. I have used cough syrup with codeine and it is NOT suppressing my cough at all. I've tried everything over the counter and all herbal remedies for cough.
As for alternative treatments there are two classes of medications commonly used to treat heartburn symptoms or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The most commonly used agents are Antacids, Histamine 2 receptors blockers (H2RAs) and Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). Antacids are used for symptomatic relief by neutralizing stomach acid and preventing heartburn once it starts.
Nothing works, have tried omeprazole, famotidine, reglan, antacids, ranitidine, and others. My lower throat feels like it cramps and I can't breathe, then the blood and oxygen rushing to deal with that makes my heart start pounding. I am wondering: is there anything I can suggest to my doctors to look at next, or another drug I can try since the only thing that gives me relief is sublingual nitroglycerin and I go through 100 of those a month ? Thanks for ANY suggestions, I am desperate.
What healthy foods (fruits or drinks)can I eat to help the constipation side effect from the antacids? And 2.. can even a small hiatal hernia cause such pain and inflamation in my esophagus? I was on prevacid for 1 month with no effect and now Nexium for 3 weeks and I feel horrible all day and night. My diet is already very simple. Thanks to anyone that can help.
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