I have taken every med there is and currently supposed to be taking nexium twice a day. Before breakfast and dinner. Seems this is advised by most Dr's I've seen and there's been a lot. Since I have the LPR symptoms the Dr. told me to take Prilosec at bedtime (when on that med). I stopped taking anything couple weeks ago since seeing surgeon because he said with the symptoms I have it's really not doing me one bit of good period. The acid doesn't stay in my esphogus long enough but goes up higher.
Main reason I am replying (or butting in
to this thread is the fact that some seem to be on Lexapro along with GERD meds. I was prescribed Lexapro and awhile back it seemed to work very well and quite quickly. This round of it doesn't seem to be helping me at all and made me hungry all the time. I gained wt. very fast! That's enough to depress you. I would like to know if the Lexapro was prescribed in addition to PPI's for your symptoms of GERD or only depression. I know that anti-anxiety meds are prescribed at times for severe GERD. Also, did you find the Lexapro caused wt gain or any changes in hunger? I wonder if maybe the Lexapro did actually make you feel better so therefore you felt like eating? When I first got very sick, I lost 50 lbs but now I eat no matter if I'm sick or not! Any info would be appreciated.