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Old 04-21-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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I stopped Nexium and...

I have been on PPI's for around 3 years, my main symptom was a sore throat. I have been taking Nexium for 5 months now, and have been feeling well. So I stopped around 10 days ago...and I still feel well, no sore throat or reflux-BUT- I have the worst gas now. It just does not stop!
Is it because my stomach is not breaking down the food properly?
Do we ever get back to normal, after taking these drugs?
Will this stage end?
Anyone experence this?

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: I stopped Nexium and...

It may be the "rebound" effect, often reported by people here who stop cold-turkey.

It's not always very worrisome. Some people simply have their stomachs' "pumps" (as in PPI) start working again by dropping the PPI and the GI system is no longer used to much acid being around. This can cause irritation, and I'm sure gas is possible, too.

I would just ride it out and see if you feel better a week or so later. Many say that they'll get the "rebound", but if they wait it'll go away.

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:50 AM   #3
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Re: I stopped Nexium and...

The other of the coin..... I have been on nexium for 5 months and continue to take it. In the last couple of weeks I have the worst gas of my life. I don't even need to eat to get it. Has anyone else noticed this while on nexium? I am thinking about switching ppi's as this is miserable.

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