I don't know if you ever said what you have. If your problem is reflux and you've been self-medicating, you could try stopping the meds to see if the symptoms return. But if you have heartburn or reflux on a daily or weekly basis, you should talk to a gastroenterologist instead of trying to figure stuff out on your own.
It will take about 1 week to work, for me that is how long it took. I really do notice a big difference. The brochure says it may take up to 8 weeks or a little longer to heal errosions, maybe take another month, stop and see how you feel before stopping the medication.
Thanks Ginger, from the chronic discomfort that I am in it feels like it might be an erosion that the hard liquoer I drank many months ago caused.
As for the other person, I have posted my symptoms many times on this board. You can go back and read what I have posted. Ihave posted many times recently and details about my symptoms. Hopefully you can help.
Your welcome! I have been taking Prevacid for over 1 week and notice a big big difference in the way I feel. No more spasms, burning, chest pain, or difficulty breathing. I must have had a pretty severe case of GERD because it was making it hard for me to breath. I am so happy I can finally breath again and I know what the problem is.