Nexium for peptic ulcer

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Avatar f tn pylori breath test negative CBC, pancreas, LFT blood test clear scheduled for endoscope next week. ER docs are guessing ulcer + gastritis and MAYBE some gallstone action going. I'm on Nexium and Acidphex. Helps but not 100%. Gets me through the morning but by the time I wake up everything is there from pain to nausea until I take the Acidhex. I know you're not my doc but am I crazy thinking this could be some sort of gallstone thing too? The docs think I'm nuts.
Avatar f tn about two years ago I had a peptic ulcer. had an endoscopy and that is when they found it. I took previcid for a while and it went away. I fely good for a long time. Now about two months ago I vomited in the middle of the night. The next day I felt the same pain I had when I had the ulcer. I went back on my previcid and it didn't go away. I went to the doctors. Had some blood work done. Lipase is elevated. 419.
Avatar n tn I called the doctor's office today to give them an update after taking Nexium for a week. I told them I was no worse but not much better and added the weight loss. The nurse asked me several questions and told me she would talk to the doctor who was on call - I probably would hear back late this afternoon. The issue is they are totally booked for months and unless the doctor concludes it's urgent, you have to wait your turn.
Avatar n tn My doc put me on 30mg of prevacid and then switched me to 40 mg of nexium. for the first two months the prevacid worked. The nexium didnt do a thing for me. So i had a hide a scan done of my gall bladder and found out that it is not working properly. So I am now in the process of having it removed.
Avatar m tn Figuring it to be exhaustion I put up with it for a week. When the symptoms persisted I called the doc. His review was a peptic ulcer and prescribed 30mg of Prevacid along with 1g of Amoxil and Biaxin (not sure of amount). Since then, I have nausea in the morning upon waking even after eating and taking the pills. In the afternoon I start to cough and get a taste of mucus or bile. I am too young to have these problems. Please help or advise anyway you can.
Avatar f tn It is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you want to avoid taking the drug, then lifestyle modification, weight loss and meditation for emotional problems and treatment of depression will be necessary. This will not only relieve the joint and bone pains but also help with the stomach problems and bloating. Hope this helps. Take care and good luck.
Avatar m tn Hi, Functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, peptic ulcer disease, subconscious swallowing of air while eating and drinking, eating gas forming food items and drinking carbonated beverages all can cause increased belching.
Avatar m tn My jobs are more on a field works and i am frequently eat my meals late which sometimes 2 meals into one eating. I have a suspicion that i symptoms of ulcer considering my meal habits. Is it for me to take Zantac? as i it is also treat with GERD. And finally doc, is GERD, ulcer or maybe sinusitis can cause bad breath? please help with my problem, its irritating? please help me doc. i'm anticipating for your advises.
Avatar f tn My niece was taking to many from headaches and ended up getting a peptic ulcer. She was taking almost abottle a day. I also take prilosac daily but only because my doctor prescribed me to.
Avatar n tn I have peptic ulcer disease also with none of the risk factors (no H. pylori, no asprin use, no alcohol,...). My father and 3 grandparents had tummy troubles so I think there may be an inherited link. Previcid works for me as well as avoiding certain foods (peppermint anything, fizzy drinks, cough suppressants,...). You probably know by now what makes your symptoms worse and what to avoid. Have you been tested for Zollenger-Ellison syndrome (acid-secreting tumors)?
Avatar f tn org/diseases-conditions/peptic-ulcer/symptoms-causes/syc-20354223. I suffered my first ulcer for several months before it was found on endoscopy and then I drank a chalky liquid for two days and felt better. So, it can be a quick recovery if this is the situation for you. Do you take a lot of nsaids by the way?
Avatar n tn But this can be confirmed only with an endoscopy. Both gastritis and peptic ulcer disease may cause pain in the upper abdomen. Peptic ulcer pain is usually a burning pain. They commonly occur in the stomach and duodenum. Stomach ulcers cause pain on eating and duodenal ulcers cause pain on fasting (2-3 hrs after eating). Peptic ulcers are eroded areas in the lining of the digestive tract usually in the stomach and duodenum.
Avatar f tn Do not self prescribe and I would suggest you to follow up with a gastroenterologist for a proper diagnosis and for titration of the dosage for you. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hi, your symptoms could be due to peptic ulcer disease. They commonly occur in the stomach and duodenum. Stomach ulcers cause pain on eating and duodenal ulcers cause pain on fasting (2-3 hrs after eating). Peptic ulcers are eroded areas in the lining of the digestive tract usually in the stomach and duodenum. The two common causes for this are: infection with helicobacter pylori and use of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications (NSAID).
Avatar f tn But Nexium isn't for ulcers -- for an ulcer, they would give a potent antibiotic to kill the h. pylori. Nexium is for things such as IBS and GERD. The poster really needs a diagnosis in order to plan the next move. It could also be food allergies or intolerances or celiac or nothing at all. Just popping pills in ignorance isn't a great strategy.
Avatar f tn Hi, Painkillers can cause peptic ulcer disease. An upper GI endoscopy may be done for confirmation. He needs to take omeprazole twice daily for 8 weeks. If it is not effective he can switch to other PPI like protonix, prevacid, aciphex or nexium.
Avatar f tn Black stool may very probably be a bleeding from the stomach. It may come from severe gastritis, peptic ulcer or cancer. I think, your first investigation should be breath test for finding Helycobacter pylori bacteria (common cause of gastritis) and then gastroscopy.
Avatar n tn before it was 75mg a day.do you think its peptic ulcer? cause i have been suffering for almost 5months til now. hey dont you think i will have pancreatic cancer just like my grandmother? last night while i was making the post i felt a little 2/10 pain in my upper abdominal left quadrant. thank you thank you thank you!
Avatar m tn Talk to your physician about surgical options for GERD, to include antireflux surgery 3.Talk to your physician about testing for peptic ulcer disease with an endoscopy if medication fails for 4 to 8 weeks. V/R, Dr.
Avatar f tn The non ulcer dyspepsia is a fancy term for ulcer like stomach pain without an ulcer and no clear cause. Then I occasionally do show up with peptic ulcers, which I thought were from accidentally taking a migraine medication that had aspirin in it...but I've never been checked for the pylori bacteria. It's just annoying and frustrating. I've dealt with this for 15 years and seen several doctors.
Avatar n tn Hi, Peptic ulcer disease is a possibility. Endoscopy may be done for confirmation. If ulcer is found test for H.pylori infection should be done. If it is found to be positive it has to be treated with antibiotics. If negative only antiulcer drugs like prilosec may be taken.
1373488 tn?1325152231 Peptic Ulcer and was adviced Nexium 40 mgs 2 times dly, H,Pylori was negative. On June 2009 had another Gstrascopy, Diag: Chronic Atrophic Gastritis,was adviced to continue Nexium 20mgs dly, H,pylori was negative but after a few days it came darker, Dr was informed but didn`t give me ABs. On 1st July 2010 had another Gastrascopy, before the result even the H,pylori was negative, Dr prescribed Amoxil 1gr 2 times dly & Tavanic 500mg 2 times dly.
Avatar n tn the pain seems to be centered in his mid-abdomen. No bloody stools or diarrhea either. He has been given Nexium, which he takes everyday for 6 months now. He quit smoking 6 months ago and even changed his diet, tries to eat less fatty, fried foods. But nothing has changed; he continues to get severe stomach pain. I am worried because his grandfather died of Stomach cancer at age 35. He has had an Upper GI, an ultrasound, and even Barium but everything seems to be okay.
Avatar f tn I took Carafate four times a day for 3 weeks, Prilosec OTC for 2 weeks and then changed to Nexium for the past 3 weeks. So, over five weeks on PPIs and nothing has gotten better. In fact, I've been feeling worse. My stomach is still tender to the touch from my breastbone to my belly button. My chest aches and I have a dull ache behind my breastbone. I burp alot and have been hiccuping more frequently. Sometimes everything feels tight even up to my throat.
1373488 tn?1325152231 Peptic Ulcer and was adviced Nexium 40 mgs 2 times dly, H,Pylori was negative. On June 2009 had another Gstrascopy, Diag: Chronic Atrophic Gastritis,was adviced to continue Nexium 20mgs dly, H,pylori was negative but after a few days it came darker, Dr was informed but didn`t give me ABs. On 1st July 2010 had another Gastrascopy, before the result even the H,pylori was negative, Dr prescribed Amoxil 1gr 2 times dly & Tavanic 500mg 2 times dly.
Avatar n tn also I take nexium 40 mg twice a day along with ranitidine 300 mg at bed time for chronic gerd cough and aspirating stomach acid yet the endoscopy shows no erosion. I have had two vocal cord injection procedures due to loss of voice from gerd also how can i have so much reflux nausea, stomach pain and all tests so far be negative. I know i had a gastric emptying scan which was borderline last year.
Avatar f tn I had peptic ulcer for about 6 years until recently after it bled, I did an endoscopy and they said the ulcer was gone. I was placed on nexium and motilium for 2 months which I didn't use since they said everything was normal . Have always heartburn like everyday but recently it has become terrible radiates to my throat,nose,chest and even my left arm. It's really giving me hell I sleep and wake up in it and am very tired most of the time. I didn't know acid reflux could be this bad.
Avatar n tn Do I need a different med - like Nexium or aciphex? I was told it may take a few months for these to work, but I'm getting horribly depressed and scared something is terribly wrong. Any insite would be helpful.
Avatar m tn Seems to me like you have chronic heartburn or GERD. You may even have a peptic ulcer. Have you been tested for anything, such as H. Pylori infection? Even if you just have GERD (which can cause ulcers anyways), that is something that needs to be controlled with medicines AND diet, I believe. I'm not a doctor though, so I would go back to yours and ask about getting on medication for GERD for this. If left unchecked GERD puts you at greater risk of developing other more serious problems.
Avatar n tn The second time the doctor(a dif. one) who was much nicer, told me I had a peptic ulcer, and prescribed nexium, which I took for a year but it didn't help very much so I stopped taking it. I wrote to the forum hoping to get a different answer other than a) menstruation or b)peptic ulcer. Also I'm living abroad at the moment and would rather not have any serious procedures done here. however, I am glad to have made you feel better about your reflux.