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Old 05-02-2011, 02:30 AM   #1
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" Do They or Dont They"...

I suffer from Gerd and was prescribed PPIs. Do they or Don't they work. I have been reading and replying on this site for some time.
From what I have read it seems some people have been on them for years and still have symptoms. Myself, I just took them for one week as I did not want to become addicted to them.
Is it worth continuing if you still have the symptoms. Has anyone been cured completely taking PPPs. I would really like to know. Thanks.

 
Old 05-02-2011, 06:19 AM   #2
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Re: " Do They or Dont They"...

PPI'S don't cure gerd,they just reduce the acid,i've been on prevacid for about 4 years,they work for me but have some bad side effects that come and go,I have a dr. appointment on 5-3-11 for a yearly check-up and I'd like to check out some possible surgeries if i'm a candidate for surgery.

 
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Re: " Do They or Dont They"...

I wish you well with your Drs appointment. ( Keep us informed of future developments)
A friend of mine has been on PPIs for over a year, if he forgets just one pill he is in double trouble with his A/R. If you are on them too long could you develop the opposite e.g too little instead of too much acid. Would the symptoms be similar.
Little is written about low stomach Acid. Solofelix.

 
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Re: " Do They or Dont They"...

I do not think there is any medication that can totally cure Gerd or LPR reflux. I've taken various kinds off and on for years and when I quit taking them I always start having problems. It is the same thing if I am on the wrong mixture of medication. For years I had quit taking them and now I am faced with new issues that I never experienced before, which I think is LPR reflux. I finally scheduled an ENT appt. but it's not until May 17th. In the meantime I am going to keep taking Prevacid twice a day and Zantac once a day. So, they do help you but they do not cure you.

 
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