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Old 04-13-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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Angry acid refux medicines side effects - PLS help

Hi! I am a 35-years-old female and have GERD due to LES weakness and esophageal hypotony, both caused by my autoimmune desease: spondyloarthropathy HLA B27 positive.
In the past I was able to control the symptoms assuming Carafate and 20mg of Prilosec or Protonix from time to time, which helped without causing any significant side effetcs.
After some time both medicines started causing bad stomach cramps.

I have had a reflux flare up for 5 months now causing me a mild esophageal inflamation. I have tried all different kinds of medicines: 4 PPIs: Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix; 2 H2blockers: Zantac and Pepcid; 2 others: Gaviscon and Riopan. I couldn't take any of these more than a few days (from 1 to 13 days) because of their side effects.

The 2 bad side effects I've most often had are:
worsened IBS - bad abdominal cramps (caused by Nexium together with fever and Zantac)
a white-coated and burning tongue (caused by Prevacid, Zantac, Protonix, Pepcid, Riopan).


I'd like to know if anybody has experienced intollerance to the various antireflux medicines similar to mine.
Have you ever had a burning tongue caused by them?

THANKS!

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Old 04-18-2010, 09:29 AM   #2
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Re: acid refux medicines side effects - PLS help

Hi

I have been on 3 PPI's - I have severe Acid Reflux - I had an endoscope done in January, showed I had gastritis - I got better - but the acid refux got 100 times worse - I have had omoprozole - it didn't help - neither did lamoprazole - Then last week I was prescribed Nexium - I had horrible side effects - stomache feeling sicky - loss of appitite and in general feeling not to good. For the past 7 weeks my tongue has a green colour - it is driving me crazy - I have a great diet - don't drink or smoke - totally miserable and in severe upper abdominal pain )))0: Karen U.K

 
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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Re: acid refux medicines side effects - PLS help

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Hi

I have been on 3 PPI's - I have severe Acid Reflux - I had an endoscope done in January, showed I had gastritis - I got better - but the acid refux got 100 times worse - I have had omoprozole - it didn't help - neither did lamoprazole - Then last week I was prescribed Nexium - I had horrible side effects - stomache feeling sicky - loss of appitite and in general feeling not to good. For the past 7 weeks my tongue has a green colour - it is driving me crazy - I have a great diet - don't drink or smoke - totally miserable and in severe upper abdominal pain )))0: Karen U.K
Sorry to hear that! What are the doctors gonna do?

 
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