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Old 07-13-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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I've been on Protonix since May 20th 2012. 40mg 1-per day. I can't stand the leg cramps, nervousness, can't concentrate. Can I quit cold turkey?
Please answer. Thank you, Arlene

 
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Re: protonix

Yes you can quit cold turkey, but if you need a GERD medication the symptoms will come back so you might want to choose another medication to switch too.

 
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Re: protonix

Some people get what's called "rebound." It doesn't happen to everyone, but some people get worse symptoms for a month or so after quitting.

If this happens to you, try OTC Prilosec 20 mg for a while, to taper off more slowly.

 
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Re: protonix

I agree, replace with an over the counter med and taper off slowly.

 
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Re: protonix

After reading the side affects of mine, I do everything natural - I wouldn't jack your body up more. I am taking Bio-K Strong and Digest Spectrum Enzyms. When I feel the effects of the Acid Reflex burning my stomach, I consume a large Ginger drink from my local juicer store. I am not wealtjy - I make about $1,200 every two weeks but I refuse to let this affect my life with meds thst destroy other parts of the body.

 
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P.S - I did attempt to take them but I ended up with the chills and thats when I said no way. I went onlune,, googled side affects, and sure enough, that was one of the side affects - not including worse one like bone loss, etc.

 
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