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Old 09-10-2003, 06:57 AM   #1
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Question how long for nexium

How long is to long to use nexium for treatment of gerd my doc wants me to use for 4-5 months.I also would like to know what happens after that?

 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:11 PM   #2
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Hi, i was on prevacid for 6 months and now nexium for 2 and will be for a long time. my doctor never told me a time limit. i have heard that your only sopose to be on a ppi for a short time in treating gerd.

 
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Old 09-11-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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I heard that too that is why im wondering what do you do when its been long enough on meds i mean the proplem just doesnt stop,so then what?

Also has anybody gotten a pain in there lower left side in there back right above butt kinda waist area mine seemed to start right after taking nexium ?

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Old 09-11-2003, 01:03 PM   #4
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I've been taking nexium for almost 2 years now. I had an episode of stomach uneasiness and excessive gurgling which became uncomfortable. My Doctor prescribed nexium, then after a while decided that I had gall stones and I had my gall bladder removed. That took care of the problem for about 3 month, then it returned. I started the nexium again, and have been taking it ever since. I have tried to wean myself off a couple of times, but after a couple of days the symptoms return, so back on the nexium. I guess it'll be the little purple pills forever....

 
Old 09-11-2003, 05:34 PM   #5
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I havent experienced the back pain but i do sometimes get a twinge in my chest. Theres different side affects in different people i guess. but if it still doest work i would go back to you doctor.

 
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