Protonix and anxiety

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Avatar m tn But the protonix caused the stomach pains, bloating and back pain. I didn't even think about it being the protonix until about the 4th day and it struck me that was the only change in meds. I stopped taking it yesterday and already 80% better. Today just a tad of nausea but much more bearable than the week before. I also take synthroid (hypothyroidism), estradiol (hot flashes) & benecar for high blood pressure. I'm 56 years old and never has a medication made me hurt like that.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn I am now eating very healthy but found out that between the Protonix and Lorazapam they both have done a job on my mouth. Anyone else have this problem? I am going to discontinue the Lorazapm under my doctor's care and I have not taken Protonix for 7 days. No acid yet or reflux. I hated Protonix from the start but it did stop my gastritis.
Avatar n tn As I said, I can't be exactly sure what is wrong with you. I do know that the body can respond to "antigens" or non-self substances in a wide range of ways. And that when certain sensor sites are activates thje body senses "danger of survival" and this triggers anxiety and a host of psychological symptoms. These "sensor points" are on the face and in the airway and trachea.
Avatar m tn Rolaids dangerous? Hmmm....never heard of that. I have GERD and a Hiatal Hernia and I have taken Protonix in the past without any problems. Protonix is no "dangerous" drug and I am saying that from a professional and personal view, however, PPIs CAN not WILL alter the absorption of certain vitamins, i.e. B12. I would recommend you consult an Ophthalmologist about your vision issues.
Avatar n tn Needless to say I have semi-frequent stomach problems including heartburt and rare bouts of acid and phlegm buildup. So, a person can have anxiety AND ____ . Aciphex (sp) was the best med I've taken for my stomach but it's pricey. Much success to you!
Avatar n tn But my doctor thinks it is all due to high anxiety, which I've experienced on and off for years. I would also recommend cutting out caffeine and sugar from your diet and make sure you take a multi vitamin. And get out and take walks if you can. Alone or with a friend. Hope you feel better soon! Let us know how you're doing. You're going to be fine!
Avatar f tn Mom has been dealing with anxiety for several yrs now and has been taking Celexa and Ativan and everything was fine.She was doing all her routine stuff(shopping,cooking,...ect) But for the past month...she sleeps all the energy due to her not eating.She complains of burping which leads to gagging and then puking.So she does'nt eat.It's a vicious cycle! She eats Tums like it was candy and is constantly drinking Pepto.
Avatar m tn Hi, Protonix can cause anxiety and it has been reported by many who take that medication. If it persists and is troublesome, the medication has to be discontinued. ================================================================ The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem. - Ratnakar Kini M.D.
Avatar m tn I stopped taking the Protonix about 4 days ago and am having this weird sensation in my chest when I lie down. It feels like anxiety, but I can hear every heartbeat and it is causing me to lose a lot of sleep. Please help, thanks!
Avatar f tn Somtimes I feel like im haveing a heart attack, because the pain is so intense. Yesterday I went back for the same problem and this the doctor said I had anxiety and Gred, but my EKG reading was still reading the same. Should i be worried about this even though the x-ray, ehco, stress echo, and my blood work turned out negative? What about my Gerd and anxiety? Could that be the cause of my EKG reading being abnormal?
Avatar n tn I went back to my primary doctor and he said my anxiety is contributing to my upset stomach. (Oh, and I never puke). I have had diareahea some days, constipation some days. Anyway, how long does it take gastritis to heal and do you think that anxiety can really mess with my stomach/digestion that much? I am taking 40mg protonix daily and about half my dose of carafate daily. (Its hard to take the carafate since you have to take it on an empty stomach.
Avatar f tn The first ER doctor suggested gastritis and put me on Bactrim and Protonix, and the second suggested anxiety. I'm not consciously anxious about anything -- but I know that it can happen subconsciously. I'm a really chill person. The pain ranges from stabbing to throbbing to suffocating to pressure to stretching to tightness to virtually anything you can imagine.
Avatar f tn Prilosec, Acidphex, Kapidex, and Protonix. I was provided some relief but symptoms were still there. As the years went on, the regurgitation and pain got worse. I started to have chronic nausea as well. I was never feeling 100%. I had an endoscopy done this past May. Two areas were biopsied, a region of the stomach and an area right above the GE junction. My doctor said he wanted to make the irregular tissue wasn't Barrett's. He had a hunch it wasn't but he was being safe rather than sorry.
Avatar m tn This all started about 2 months ago. I started taking Protonix for mild heartburn and acid reflux. A weak later I got the worst heartburn of my life; keeping me up all night long. During this time, I felt that there was something seriously wrong with my heart and began to develop, what is believed to be anxiety. I was constantly worrying about dying and having some sort of serious undetected disease. I was waking up 4-5 times a night and getting terrible sleep.
Avatar n tn Hello all. First off I want to make everyone here and everyone that visits this post to be very confortable and feeling in control of the situation. With that said: Symptoms of anxiety are: Heart racing Gas Vertigo (short dizzy feeling) Stomach cramps Shaking Feeling confused Breathing problems Noticeable heart beats Feeling of lungs feeling with fluid Trouble swallowing (The list goes on.) All symptoms can happen all at once or one at a time. Anxiety is a disese, but it can be overcome.
Avatar f tn I have had sharp pains as well in my chest. It seems that that is common for anxiety. My cousin would have anxiety attacks and she would feel as though she was having a heart attack. She called the medics a few times thinking something was wrong because her chest hurt so bad. She was terrified. They said it was anxiety. That was six years ago. She is fine.
Avatar m tn Went home and fell asleep for about 6 hours and woke up with a lot of anxiety and uneasiness in my stomach. During this time I have lost about 15 lbs in a matter of a month. From Dec 3rd to now I have had this weird feeling in my chest along with a weird sensation when falling asleep or waking up. Feels like an "impending doom." Its really odd but only happens when I'm lying down. This whole time I have been very fearful of a heart attack or some kind of problem with my heart.
Avatar n tn Though I have been under a fair amount of stress with work and family, can these pains linger around for this long just from anxiety? They come and go throughout the day and are very disruptive to my thinking of 'what's going on with me? - which I'm guessing only breeds more anxiety. The only other med I'm on is Lipitor for cholestorol. I'm reluctant to try any anti-anxiety meds since I had a bad bout with cymbalta a few months back and I really don't feel as though I need it.
1222076 tn?1423031349 Any advice is apprecated. Feel free to share how the doctors figured out you had anxiety and your symptoms and what helps keep your mind off of it.
Avatar n tn My 77 year old mother who was in great health until 4 months ago when she started have severe acid reflux. This was accompanied by nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Endoscopy showed some slight erosions in the stomach, Barrett's and negative biopsies. I am not sure if they tested for H. pylori. A CT scan was negative, as was abdominal ultrasound. She has been placed on Protinix and is still having daily nausea, worse in the am. She also has occasional loose stools.
Avatar n tn short and sweet and I wish I didn't know from long experience: Anxiety IS a real problem. Don't let it go untreated if that is the "only" cause. It can eat you alive. Even if you're a so-called ( and they raised us to be ) big strong man like me.
Avatar n tn I am about to go on synthroid and certainly don't like hearing the above that anxiety can be a side effect. I have anxiety now and am going on the synthroid to feel better not worse. I have been on levothryoxine for about 2 years at 37.5 mg. He is putting me on the same about of synthroid. I had anxious stomach this am and haven't had that for a long time. I haven't started on the synthroid yet but did increase the antidepressant doxipin which is synaquan (spelling?).
Avatar n tn I started working out alot more these past few months a I am new to the anxiety world and I found that helps alot, and it's good for you and helps you focus on the healthy parts of you then the sickly side... Eating good foods, breathing exercises, and keeping busy and staying positive as much as posssible help me the most!!! And I am glad you have a supportive family that helps alot, I have support as well and I know that saves me every min or every day knowing I am not facing this alone!!!
Avatar n tn Stomach acid often increases with anxiety and doctors prescribe things such as nexium, protonix, prilosec. You can take zantac with you Lexapro. Take it before your first meal if possible. BTW, I take pri;osec with my Celexa. My mom takes nexium with her lexapro.
Avatar n tn This spring and last (at the same exact time, when oak pollen was strong) I got the constant burping and anxiety. For me, taking some Tussin product helped somewhat. Anxiety and allergies seem to go hand-in-hand for me and can produce some weird symptoms. Sometimes it helps just to know that's all it is. Hang in there!
Avatar n tn Last year I started experiencing anxiety attacks. I stopped taking my Protonix in the summer of 2006. I had a severe anxiety attack in April 2007and then went back on the Protonix in May 07. I have been taking it ever since. Over the past few weeks I have experienced anxiety attacks but I am also having pain in my left arm. I have had the pain in the past when I didn't take my Gerd medicine. Could the anxiety attacks be releated to my Gerd?
Avatar f tn Diagnosed via endoscopy with a small gastric erosion compatible with gastritis several months ago (negative for h.pylori). Have tried Protonix for 3 months, Dexilant for 2 months, Nexium for 2 weeks (felt worse), and have been on Carafate for a month. I've also tried some "at home remedies". Nothing works. I went to see my primary care Dr. for stress/anxiety and he thinks that may be why my stomach is not healing.