Re: How long does it take for Protonix to work?
You may also want to try drinking small glasses of skim milk during the day, and taking some Gaviscon liquid before bed.
There is also a natural product which neutralizes acid called Green Magma. It is basically young barley grass powder. You add it to water or juice, and it tastes like you are drinking a freshly cut lawn! My mom has been taking it for about 15 years now, and it controls her reflux.
I have been on omeprazole for about 5 months, and it really does nothing. I added the Gaviscon liquid three nights ago based on someone's recommendation on this board, and for the first time in 5 months, I have not gone into coughing spasms or felt the need to constantly clear my throat. So who knows! Maybe they work together to bring relief, or maybe it is the Gaviscon that is REALLY working!
I can't take the Green Magma due to allergies, but it is worth a try if you have tried everything else!