How long does it take for prevacid to work

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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 m tn I don't want to say I am addicted to the xanax, because I certainley don't take it every day, and don't need it for every hour of my life, but I will take it if I feel bad, and it helps. And I have read many message board topics on it, and I haven't read anything wrong with taking it as necessary, as long as it does not become addictive. I am not suggesting it is the answer, but I think the worse I feel, the more doctors tell me I am fine... the more anxiety I get....It's a viscous circle.
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!
162948 tn?1205256292 It was hard to get it all mixed and then she choked and hated taking it. Any advice on how to do it better and just general advice on having a baby with acid reflux. Additional info on baby: born at 35 weeks. Heart surgery at 2 weeks. Exclusively breastfeeding. Thanks for your advice.
Avatar n tn I think I know a place to get it now. Does it taste REAL bad? Does it taste like licorice? For now though I better stay on the Prevacid, but will try this as well. What were your symptoms with your reflux? Your husband has it too? Just curious. You gave me so much great info. Thanks again.
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.
171768 tn?1324233699 I had bad heartburn when I was pregnant and i was miserable with it. I can't even imagine how hard it must be for these little ones to be suffering all the time, and not understanding it. It breaks my heart...
Avatar n tn We often quickly bury and forget what started it all. Bring everything out and come to know how you reacted to your problem. Take it one step at a time and redesign the way you respond. Give yourself and your family some time to adjust to any changes as It will not be easy. If you need help look for those who heal the mind and body together.
Avatar n tn I took my first does 10 mins ago and although it say's to start taking them first thing in the morning, I just had to try it now, how long do they take to work? Does anyone else suffer the likes of dull pain sometimes in arms and legs? I take it these are associated with the so called 'acid reflux'? Many thanks in advance for your help.
203342 tn?1328740807 He never showed any symptoms, which his gastroenterologist said is normal of kids his age, because they get used to feeling the dull ache and get used to it, and don't know how to express so much that they have sour burps or a mild tummy ache because they don't really think about it. Then bam, it's like one day something just sets it off, and the stomach aches are really intense, oftentimes with vomiting. Trevor's endoscopy made his reflux flare up.
Avatar n tn Hi and welcome to the GERD forum. May I ask what else in addition to the meds have u been doing/taking? Have u modified ur diet and lifestyle? Found the root cause of ur GERD? Many times u can have symptoms of GERD and that can indicate high or low levels of acid, was a PH study done? Do u get relief using the meds? Did ur Dr suggest u use magnesium supplements as the PPI's can deplete ur system? Did they suggest a probiotic?
142722 tn?1281537216 Then when I'm burping her, I'll keep her as upright as possible for as long as possible (when I was on leave, I did it for an hour) It helped. I took her off the zantac when she was 2 months old. She had gotten her immunizations and I had to keep giving her tyenol due to the low grade fever. I didnt want to mix meds so I just stopped and never gave it to her again. Just being very cautious about what I did with her helped alot.
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.
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?
176838 tn?1211463974 If a bedtime medication schedule does not work for you, then you might ask your endocrinologist if it is okay to take your medication with breakfast, have your TSH level reassessed after some time has gone by, and then adjust your dosage level upward to compensate for the fact that you are taking your medication with food. Mechanically, levothyroxine works no differently in the presence of food as in its absence.
Avatar f tn My father in law is on Tramadol 50mg 3 times a day and it use to work for him and now it don't. I think his body is just use to it and it won't work anymore. I am trying to talk him into getting on a new pain med cause I really hate to see him in pain all the time (like me). I have alot of face pain due to some bad dentist working on me and didn't know what they was doing. So I get to live with the pain for the rest of my life.
1222527 tn?1266942156 I have been taking Prevacid for 3 weeks straight. You mentioned it didn't help you at first, but then it did. How long until it started working, because mine isn't yet!
Avatar n tn How long should it take for Nexium to start giving pain relief? I have been on it about 5 days & still have bad heartburn. This is after trying Prevacid for three weeks with no relief. I am tired of hurting. Background: I am a 47 year old female. In April 2005, a number of non cancerous tumors were found in my abdomen and something was seen on my pancreas; I also threw a piulmonary embolism in that time.
Avatar f tn She said he will have a feeding tube inserted for god knows how long, and that they will have to work very hard surgically to untwist his intestines. So I of course am relieved to know that something was *wrong* and I wasn't just being some cazy lunatic mother, but I was also freaked out about the results and prognosis. I immediatley called my husband, he got a babysitter for the other boys and rushed in.
Avatar n tn Turning to the right alleviates it. It is also sometimes up under my left rib cage. It does not seem to be exertion related. Lately, though, I have been having it all the time, not just at night. It is kind of like little twinges. They are very scary and I sometimes then have an anxiety attack. This includes pounding heart, sweating, nausea, diahrrea, SOB, inability to swallow, total PANIC. I have Xanax but don't like using it and when I do use it I take a miniscule dose.
440728 tn?1234648902 the rhumatoligist just put me on EVOAXC, I have been on it for 2 days but i really don't see that its working, although the pharmasits says it take a few days to a week for some people before the med will start to work. Those of you taking EVOAXC or that have ever taken it, how long should it take before i see any changes and what should i notice, how will my saliva be? Is there any other advice that anyone can give me.
193245 tn?1189993322 In roughly 45 days I'd owe them somewhere between $1400 and $1600 dollars. It could be that it would be best to go ahead and elect to take COBRA once I get the letter. By the time I get it, the bill wouldn't be due until after I'm covered by the new group plan. I just thought of that. Seems like the thing to do. If I just have to go to the doctor for a sinus problem or something, I'd just pay out of pocket rather than let the insurance take it.
1222635 tn?1366399886 if she is not crying and she is well hydrated maybe the ceral did fill her belly up a little and just needs some time to digest... I hope she starts back on the track you were on it seems to work well for you.... if you are having this heat like I am in PA (106 degrees at the high school down the street yesterday) - I noticed that Olivia was slowing down a bit on the eating front as well... Granted we were making it three hours instead of 2 - but it was noticeable to me..
Avatar n tn Gulp it all down with that powder mixed ice tea?? so wise up,and eat sensibly. it does not hurt to fast and meditate every now and then??must we all eat and drink to oblivion!!!!!!!
Avatar m tn I myself have had a horrible time with GERD for a long time and due to other health issues just never got around to getting a proper diagnoses and treatment for it.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Prevacid and/or Nexium for 2 weeks and haven't noticed any changes in the way that I feel. Does it take a while for these medications to work enough for me to notice a difference? I have researched GERD on the internet, and see that some people need long-term drug intervention - especially those, like myself, who have the hernia & LES problem. It says that my symptoms will return if drug therapy is discontinued.
193609 tn?1292183893 I will probably call and make an appointment because it is at a very large university so who knows how long it would take to get in, so I can always cancel it if I decide not to go. I just can't help wondering if this is not another peice to the puzzle! Since, we still have NO idea what is wrong with him, maybe this is another sign!!!
148354 tn?1211237506 I just wanted to thank you all for sharing your stories, and giving me the drive to look into this, and push to get it done. You really do need to take your health into your own hands and push for treatment. It's difficult when you're very sick but it really pays off. All the best to all of you.
164914 tn?1269577507 He has been on it for a two days and it doesn't seem to be helping at all yet( it even seems a little worse) My question is have any of you moms had any luck putting there baby on Zantac? How long does it usuaully take to start working? Do you have any advice for dealing with a baby with acid reflux? Does it get better with time? Any advice is helpful. Thanks!