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2Stubby posted:
I had billiary cancer surgery and thought the diarrhea was just part of the disease. For 3 years I complained to my GI ONC, figuring he should be able to say what was going on. We tried pancreatic salts, Questran, additional fiber, .. all sorts of things. NFG.

Finally I said I wanted to see a regular GI specialist. She order colonoscopy and a endoscopic exam of the stomach and duodenum. She discovered a large ulcer, non-cancerous. Protonix (a PPI) was prescribed and it dramatically improved the situation.

Then my insurance company told that Protonix and its generic equivialent were no longer in their formulary. So I was switched to double-strength omeprazole. It's really bad when a doc can't prescribe a med without the bureaucrats getting involved.
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alvarado10 responded:
I agree. No insurance should deny something as simple as a PPI. Well, i glad your situtation improve. I also hope your cancer treatment is going great as well.

Take care


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