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Old 10-02-2011, 06:46 AM   #1
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Magnesium to reduce stomach pain


I take Nexium 20 mg everyday since about 5 years. Every so often I have to double the dosage for a period of 2 months because my stomach is burning. I have a good appetite but my digestion is slow. I often wake up in the middle of the night to drink some hot water because I am still trying to digest my supper (even a light supper).

I would like to try to quit Nexium but every time I tried, I had stomach pains that did not go away even after a week off the drug.

I hope magnesium supplements will help me quit Nexium. Did anybody succeed doing this? Could you give me some advice?

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Old 10-02-2011, 07:55 AM   #2
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Re: Magnesium to reduce stomach pain

I was prescribed Nexium after H.Pylori treatment and Ulcer also Hiatal-Hernia.
I only ever take short courses of the Nexium eg.. 3-4 weeks at a time. I never just stop.
I wean myself of them and have had no problem doing this.
For instance I was 2 wks x 40 mg per day, then 1 wk x 20 mg per day, then 1 wk x 10 mg per day. I then go back on them when nessesary, sometimes I can go for quite long periods with no PPI just Gaviscon.
This works for me it may not suit everyone. Solofelix.

PS.. I also take DOMPERIDONE which helps move my food along faster.

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