Re: I Think Nexium Caused My Osteoporosis at Age 32
My GERD is pretty awful. Without meds, I'd definitely get heartburn everyday and probably throw up almost every morning. (I've been checked for every other possible condition, and the only other things wrong with me are very mild gastritis and a small hiatal hernia.) I've definitely done a lot to change my diet--no citris, no coffee, no caffeine at all actually (except for the small amount in green tea), no raw vegetables until after dinner, no sodas, and a very limited amount of greasy foods--and despite these changes and the meds I take, I still get heartburn on occasion. (If I forget to take the Nexium, I'll typically have heartburn by 2 pm.) A year ago, I switched from Prilosec to Nexium because I was having a lot of breakthroughs, and I was sick for a month while adjusting to the medication change. (I thought they were pretty much the same thing!) Anyway, I don't think I could live without this medication, unless there's something that I haven't tried that could work just as well. I'm off to see my doctor, so I'll have to see what she says!