Re: so discouraged, twice a day ppi not working....
Thanks for the post....I have been on Ranitidine in the beginning...then put on Prevacid 15mg, bumped up to 30mg once a day and was on that for 6+ years. Recently put up to twice a day.
The problem is I usually get reflux once a month....not just heartburn pain behind the sternum, the very painful type that goes through my back and up to throat....Each medicine seems to have the same effect...I still have one attack a month. In the beginning I used to take just gaviscon when I had the problem and it seemed to work about as good as now, when Im on the prevacid twice a day. I never had daily heartburn. I dont know if my condition has progressed and I would have that now and the drugs suppress it? My husband wonders if since I feel food coming up, I feel a stuck sensation in my chest during a attack that maybe Im not digesting my food properly. When I had the pillcam procedure, your not supposed to eat 3 hours before..well I didnt I ate 4 hours before (granola cereal) and when the pill hit the stomach my stomach still had food in it, so he said I might have gastroparesis....but I think that 4 hours after a higher fat content meal like granola might not be fully digested. ANyways, I also have tried all the natural methods you can buy. They dont stop the heartburn attacks like Gaviscon. I know my acid is lower because of the prevacid, so what is this intense pain? Food coming back up perhaps? Im just so tired of this. Every time I have an attack, the next day I am just bummed out...I just want it to go away!
Last edited by ksc1968; 06-28-2009 at 09:15 AM.
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