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prilosec is no longer working!
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246teacher posted:
Hi! I was diagnosed last July. I had an endoscope and a colonoscopy. The scope showed class 2 Gerd. The colonoscopy was fine. I was put on one Prilosec 20mg. a day. It worked for a short time, but nausea came back and the Dr. doubled the dose to 40 mgs a day. A couple of weeks ago I started getting nauseous every time I ate. My Dr. said to take 40mgs twice a day, but still feel sick when I eat. I'm getting very worried. It feels very scary when it happens, and I am worried about cancer. It always worries me even though I have no history, etc. I also have had more intestinal problems. Is it related?
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CalGal37 responded:
It's possible the med may need to be changed to another form of acid suppression medication. Not one med is suitable for everyone, and changes may have to be made.

In addition, you may want to consider following a GERD diet. It can be helpful in a number of cases.

Keep in mind that when you use acid suppression meds, you won't fully digest what you're eating. When that mix of digested and undigested reaches the small intestine, what can be recognized and absorbed will be. But there will be a lot of undigestible products that will end up passing through to the large intestine. That can cause problems such as bloating, gas, diarrhea or consitipation in some people.
 
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ManiRGS responded:
Hi, I had the same problem. I am suffering from GERD for the last 6 yrs. I started with prilosec and then the gastroenterologist switched my medicine to Nexium 40 mg and it worked. Now for the past 2 yrs, it did not work and the doctor has prescribed me Zegerid 40 mg. Though this is not a generic medicine (cost more on co-pays with insurance), it works better now. Hope this helps.
 
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cgs39 responded:
Sometimes nausea can be linked to slow gastric emptying. Discuss this with your dr. That could even be contributing to reflux. Reglan is one of the medications used to treat the disorder.


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