Protonix compared to prilosec

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168348 tn?1379360675 Our GI wanted to give me samples of it for Jenna since my copay went up to 100 for the Protonix and I asked him what it compared to and that is what he told me, needless to say we did not change meds since the Protonix was working fine, I didnt want to risk changing meds.
19024797 tn?1471294732 I would not take magnesium without some knowledge of your serum levels compared to its reference range. If it is low in the range, then supplementing with a small amount might be beneficial. You really don't want Vitamin D to be excessive. We usually suggest a minimum of 50. With your level at 55, why does the doctor think you need an increase? Note the following info on Vitamin D I think you can see that there is no real need for the 10,000 IU per day. .
Avatar m tn 17, 2009 - The FDA today warned patients not to combine Plavix with Nexium, Prilosec, and nine other drugs -- including Prozac and Tagamet. The drugs may make the anti-clotting drug Plavix dangerously less effective, the FDA says. They block an enzyme in the body that turns the drug into its active form. Plavix is the second most-prescribed drug in the world. It's not the first time questions have been raised about the potent stomach-acid-reducing drug Prilosec blunting the benefit of Plavix.
Avatar n tn The allergist is the one that told me he thinks it is due to acid reflux and to try the prilosec, but I am trying the pepcid ac, cause if that works then I don't need a stronger one.........maybe you should ask your dr. if switching would be better..............
Avatar n tn Its just a psychological way to overcome . Compared to ease with which Doc conduct surgery , i wish if someone could come up with solutions to lead a healthy life post GB Surgery .There would be lot of takers for that.
Avatar n tn The prilosec should help. If it doesn't, there is surgery to correct the problem. Talk to your Gastroenterologist. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Dear Nanci, I certainly feel for you, I agree that perhaps you need to take a break from some of these meds (natural or otherwise) and try to determine what is going on. I was on prilosec and at one time was told to take one in am and one in pm, it made me feel absolutely worse. I don't know if that is what is happening to you as well but I thought I would share anyway. Regarding DGL, I have been taking the Enzymatic Therapy brand since Feb and I have never felt better in over 3 years.
Avatar f tn In one study, omeprazole-treated patients required significantly fewer additional dilation sessions and had improved dysphagia (painful swallowing) symptom scores compared to the ranitidine-treated group. The presence of esophagitis and benefit of PPIs in these patients supports the idea that PPIs reduce recurrent stricture formation.
Avatar n tn I'm on Protonix right now which is supposed to be WAY better than Prilosec or Nexium so hopefully I'll just need some antibiotics. My doc also called in a script for Regulan to help with the nausea but no relief yet. Thanks for the info probably just saved me a lot of time & pain. FINISHED!!
Avatar f tn my palpitations have reduced to nothing infact ive reduced esophageal spasms by 80 to 90% compared to when they first started 3yrs ago back then my neck and head would move due to the severity of the palpitations. one other massively important factor for me is 6 weeks ago i raised my bed posts at the head side by putting a couple of bricks under them my palpitations alleviation came when i hit a certain number (6 inch) 5 inch wasn't enough inclination but 6 works good !
Avatar m tn To make a long story short, I am feeling a lot better compared to when I originally made this post, but I'm not where I want to be. I rarely drink alcohol now and when I do, I can easily tell when things are going to turn sour for me the next day. Coffee is also a big nono. I think it may be the caffeine because energy shots leave me feeling terrible as well.
Avatar n tn I've heard a lot of bad things about Prilosec and don't want to have to be on it for years. I'm certainly not opposed to standard medical treatments -- I know some of them really work -- but I'd prefer to do it naturally if possible. To a couple of people who have been told they need to take an anti-depressant for their "globus hystericus," or whatever the h.
Avatar m tn Prilosec doesn't seem to have real problems taken long-term from what I hear, as I've been on it for years, maybe 5 years or so. Also a Net search on this topic seems to confirm this. While it wasn't supposed to be taken long-term, people have done so and it's one of those things that I generally never hear problems about, at least it's not one of those news stories that shows up where there are lawsuits left and right.
544341 tn?1234992477 The main action of this group of pharmaceuticals is the long acting reduction of gastric acid production. These include Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix. These drugs are convenient to use and can be initially useful, but many find that the side effects outweigh the benefits. When it comes to quitting them, one will find that it is not so easy. PPI drugs are supposed to be used for a restricted period of time, however most patients continue their use indefinitely.
Avatar f tn Third, everything I read (which I am sure is miniscule compared to your knowledge base) indicates that the high positive Anti-DNA results coupled with the high positive ANA results, the photosensitivity, the malar rash, and the other rash on my neck from which the skin biopsy was taken (no results yet) point to SLE--the systemic kind, not just the skin/discoid kind.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your post. I have been taking Nexium, Protonix, Prilosec etc. the past 3-4 years. The pain I get is definitely muscular. I do NOT smoke so that is not a problem. My esophageal sphincter is fine as it showed on the endonscopy, only chronic gastritis which has been under control for the past 6 months. I just went to a wonderful cadiologist on Monday and he did understand, he has PVCs too and told me it may be one of 3 types of arrythmia, and all 3 are bening.
Avatar f tn Please do some research on MPS and Trigger Point Therapy and find a doctor that does it. The pain of the small injections is easy to endure compared to the abdominal pain we suffer without the injections. It so far is the only thing I've found that makes sense and fits. Not sure it explains why or how...but at this point I can't focus on that. I just know that with the numbing injections and the pain severe abdominal pain is gone or tolerable now, most days. Hope this helps someone!
Avatar f tn The only reason I am taking the protonix is to see IF it works. My husband and I are big on natural health, but right now, we can't figure out what this is and just want to calm it down a bit until we figure it out. For me, I doubt it is CVS because the last episode I had was the ONLY one where vomiting was a factor, and it was the same day I had a vitamin B12 and B Comples shot, not sure if it caused the vomiting of not.
Avatar m tn She decides it was acid reflux and gives me a months worth of Protonix and schedules an appt. for me to see someone in gastreology. So I've been taking the protonix and I went to see that doctor and he said he thinks I have acid reflux. I've been taking the Protonix as directed but still all the time I feel like something is stuck in my throat. Feels like it's right behind my tongue in the tonsil area. Sometimes it's on the left and sometime's it's on the right but it's always there.
Avatar n tn A recent study lends new support to these findings. Of 141 people with heavily symptomatic MVP, 60% had low magnesium leavels, compared to only 5% in the control group. After 5 weeks of supplementation, the % of those with chest pain dropped from 96% to 47%, palpitations from 93% to 51%, anxiety from 84% to 47%, low energy from 74% to 34%, faintness from 64% to 6%, and difficulty breathing from 84% to 39%.
Avatar n tn One other thing though, when pushed upon I get a cramp in the back ? Sometimes I expect to c a swollen spot there but no...I am on prilosec. I was told the pancreas in on right side; but don't know about the spleen. I've had this for almost 4 yrs now. Man, it wears one down. Also, just started of late, i feel like a pinching now and once in awhile like being stabbed with a blunt bone....
436516 tn?1382388265 Been to the doctor once and since I have tried a steroid, Mucinex, Claritin and now I am trying Prilosec. I probably should go back to the doctor but after reading all the posts, I am beginning to think it will be a waste of time. And...this feels like the worst for me. The last few days I have been eating very lightly and feeling nauseous for no reason. I know it is me just being afraid I will start coughing due to the tickle and then worrying about throwing up.
Avatar n tn Was on Protonix for the longest time, switched to Aciphex last year after an unexplained chronic episode took place over a matter of weeks (blame interferon here, too??? ..... hmmmmmmmmmm, could be my catch-all for anything from ingrown toenails to hair-on-the-palms to excessive drooling. Yeah, that's the ticket!). Hope you are doing well, too, Jim.
Avatar n tn I thought up until now that I may have been the first to discover this but would like to know if anyone else has any real answers to this as being a connection? I would like to know how many people feel that they get atrial fibrillation and feel that it may be related to gas or full, bloated stomach, intestinal or digestive tract troubles etc?
Avatar n tn I do drink coffee every day, but I quit smoking 13 years ago and hate cigarette I'm living with it every day. I'm 46, low to average blood pressure, I take Protonix for pretty bad acid reflux, I'm constantly clearing my throat and live on cough drops to loosen my phlegm, but I do not have a running or mucous nose, I have a mild case of asthma yet have been using my inhaler often this past year and feeling very heavy in the chest.
Avatar f tn Not sure if I have it but will look into that thank you for the info. Lilly, I am going to have to look up Protonix. I was on 300 mg Ranitidine in February which the first gastro prescribed along with 40 mg omeprazole and I thought it was helping at first but after a month I still had pain and most specifically the stabbing came back so not sure. About Nexium I am also thinking it is not the right drug for me. Maybe I gave up on Dexilant too fast? Not sure what to do.
Avatar f tn You can also eat one tablespoon of coconut everyday in the breakfast. Also a small cup of grated carrot taken every morning is said to be offensive to all kinds of parasites. There are a million ways to get rid of the adult worms inside you, but avoiding reinfection is the hard part.
961574 tn?1505958942 We don't have one until the 16th. Systems like a lifetime away!! Girls, it is so nice to have others to share this experience with! How are you ladies feeling? I feel good all day, then start feeling really crappy around 5pm. Boy, it can take a girl down!! But, it lets me know my babies are there! :).