Re: Dexilant and Nexium
PPI's really do work differently for everyone. I have some success with Dexilant, but the side effects from Nexium were horrible for me. I haven't taken it for 3 years and still have side effects from the one week I was on it.
Dexilant is a time-release capsule. Taking Dexilant once per day is comparable to taking the Nexium twice per day. You are on a pretty high dosage. Occasionally, symptoms warrant that kind of dosage, but typically, most doctors won't prescribe at that level.
My GI doc wanted me on Dexilant twice a day, but that is off-label and insurance won't cover it for me. I'm doing better now that I was a year ago though.
I wish you well,
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome