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Old 08-11-2003, 03:24 PM   #1
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How long until prevacid works? I am thinking of finishing up what I have left of the prevacid even though it did not really help except for it stopped intense acid reflux.

Should I get another doseage of prevavid? Is it supposed to take many months for it to cure what I have?

Anybody know or have expereince with this?

 
Old 08-11-2003, 03:47 PM   #2
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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.

 
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Old 08-11-2003, 03:58 PM   #3
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Hi,
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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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