Re: how long until the new ppi starts to work?
Give it a bit longer and hope for the best. If it doesn't get better. Give your doctors office a call to discuss your options.
Yes. The surgery has helped my LPR. I haven't had any of my reflux coughing from the moment I woke up after the surgery last October. I'm still on the twice a day dose of Prevacid though and will be switching to Kapidex with my next refill. Kapidex has the same active ingredient but is in a delayed release form so I should be able to just take it once a day. My GI doc won't let me go off of them because of the other digestive issues I developed as a result of being on Nexium last June. He thinks the acid would make my other issues worse. It is now officially classified as IBS. I'm trying to get it under control. Having some good days with that now though so I hope I'm on the right track.
I know it was extreme, but for me the surgery was a good choice. I went all winter without any asthma attacks or other reflex related breathing problems.
Last edited by MountainReader; 05-02-2009 at 04:58 PM.