Okay. I am seriosuly getting sick of this. I have been on (what feels like) every imaginable GERD pill (which have either not worked or given me truly unpleasant side effects), have even tried over-the-counter stuff, drink Maalox and pepcid by the gallon (obviously an exaggeration here, but still, you get the point). Life-style changes haven't worked. It doesn't matter what I eat or what time of day it is. Some days, I don't notice it as much, but on the days I do...I feel like crud. Naseous, burny, regurgitate-y. Blech. I am currently recovering from a severe bout of Salmonella poisoning which my GI doc partially attibuted to my taking these powerful PPIs, which apparently hinder your stomach's ability to kill off harmful bacteria.
And I've had it up to here *makes motion accordingly with hand*. I suppose I could have worse things wrong with me, but the wear and tear (and the dreadful chest pain) is really...arrrrgh.
And all my doc does is give me yet another pill to try or up my dosage. I've been through several...protonix, nexium, aciphex, prevacid, to name but a few. Enough with the pills already!!! I'm seriously considering going to a herbalist or someone.
Sorry, I just had to get that out.