It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 55
lagger HB User
How long on Nexium?

At my last appointment, a doctor, not my regular doctor gave me the 2 month prescription for Nexium. She said if it's not cleared up by then, they'll refer me to a GI specialist. I was wondering if any of you have taken Nexium longer than 2 months? I'm "slowly" feeling better, and am 5 weeks into the pills. Not sure if I will be completely cured by 2 months.

Going back to my regular doctor Monday to discuss what's next.

 
Old 06-15-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 24
tampopo HB User
Re: How long on Nexium?

It should not be on more than 4week but for the more serious care not longer than 8weeks

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 314
bubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB Userbubblegirl HB User
Re: How long on Nexium?

I have been on Nexium for 5 years now. I have regular checks/scopes with my GI doctor & the Nexium does help the symptoms but isn't a cure really.
__________________
Bubblegirl

 
Old 06-15-2012, 10:29 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 9,381
Blog Entries: 32
janewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB User
Re: How long on Nexium?

It's true, some people do need to take it for years. But for temporary problems, 4-8 weeks is more common.

Be aware, the drug can cause "rebound," that is, when you quit, your stomach overproduces acid for a few weeks, until things get back to normal.

 
Old 06-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: california usa
Posts: 905
danabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB User
Re: How long on Nexium?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bubblegirl View Post
I have been on Nexium for 5 years now. I have regular checks/scopes with my GI doctor & the Nexium does help the symptoms but isn't a cure really.
Go buy some aloe vera and take it loyally and you will not need that medication. I speak from experience because I was on one pill, the dr. upped it to two and I went on the Internet and found aloe vera helped. I no longer take that medication and I also know of someone else it has helped.

 
Old 06-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 55
lagger HB User
Re: How long on Nexium?

Thank you for the responses.

How much aloe vera? I bought some at Whole Foods and later read to not have anything with added "acid", as it says absorbic acid on their ingredients. So I didn't try that. Then another natural store I found a really good one. I was drinking about 6 ounces a day, then cut it down to about 2, then stopped for a few days, added it back in. I do notice that it makes my face clear! It must be doing something good on the inside!

I read to drink 2-4 ounces a day for the aloe. Also, "when" is a good time in the day?

 
Old 06-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: california usa
Posts: 905
danabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB User
Re: How long on Nexium?

As to how much aloe vera, I really cannot tell you because I take a capsule, which I found on the Internet. When I first started taking it, I took a bunch of the capsules three times a day. It seemed like overkill, but it certainly did the trick. I took it before breakfast, lunch and dinner. I am no dr., but I do not think you can take too much aloe vera and noticed that it healed that part of my digestive system and felt that all the medication did was numb my system for a short time and was a waste of money. Hope this helps and if you have any more question, please don't hesitate to ask. It makes me sick when I hear all these ads on television for acid reflux because I know they are misleading the public and are just money makers for the medical profession. Now, that is not applicable to all medications because some are definitely needed. Oh, the capsule I take has a very, very strong concentration of aloe vera in it. I think aloe vera heals that adhesion in your digestive system.

Last edited by moderator2; 06-16-2012 at 04:02 PM.

 
Old 06-16-2012, 08:31 AM   #8
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: california usa
Posts: 905
danabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB Userdanabarb HB User
Re: How long on Nexium?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lagger View Post
Thank you for the responses.

How much aloe vera? I bought some at Whole Foods and later read to not have anything with added "acid", as it says absorbic acid on their ingredients. So I didn't try that. Then another natural store I found a really good one. I was drinking about 6 ounces a day, then cut it down to about 2, then stopped for a few days, added it back in. I do notice that it makes my face clear! It must be doing something good on the inside!

I read to drink 2-4 ounces a day for the aloe. Also, "when" is a good time in the day?
I just reread your note. Any pure aloe vera will NOT have any ascorbic acid in it. That is false advertising.

 
Closed Thread




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Aciphex
Nexium
Omeprazole
Pepcid
Prevacid
  Prilosec
Protonix
Ranitidine
Reglan
Zantac




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



janewhite1 (107), solofelix (96), MountainReader (72), kacyc (61), rosebloom (34), Johnah (20), eew (17), JanaJ (16), Seeking Sunrise (16), Stretch1one (15)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:44 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!