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How many of you 2 month or more out are still on a PPI?



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I was started out with Nexium post op. It didn't work all that well for me so I ventured out and tried Prilosec and it works pretty darned well for me. I've also had to be put on Prevacid to clear my H. Pylori and I noticed a difference immediately. It left me hungry all the time. I went back on Prilosec and all is back to normal. However even with my daily dose I still get acidy from time to time. Not bad and not often, but it is making me consider telling my PCP at our next visit which should be in a few weeks.

I am over 8 months out, and really have no end in sight at this time.

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I tried to go off my ppi about 6 months ago. I was off of it for 6 months and it was hard. I had heartburn a lot of the time.

I called and talked to dr. campos and he told me to start taking it every other day. I do that now, and that works well.

I am 2 years out, but I think I'll be on this ppi for a good long while.

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I am 5 months out and still on Nexium 2 times a day. Doctor said we are going to continue for next 6 months.

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I am 4 months post op. I was on omeprazole for the first three months--stopped after my pills ran out, but began waking up in the middle of the night with acid reflux. Started back on omeprazole and no more problems. I'll try again to stop at six months; I might try the pill every other day schedule then (thanks Oregondaisy).

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I am 11 months out and still take protonix once a day... sometimes twice if I feel i need it at night..

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I was on 40mg twice a day of Protonix for the first month post-op, then I wasn't taking anything. But even though I didn't have an acid problem, my doctor wanted me to take 20mg Protonix every day, so I do. I haven't had any acid problems (my hunger was just hunger lol), so I guess we'll see over time if I need to stay on it. I'm not bothered if I do have to keep taking it, as I believe PPIs are pretty safe to take long term.

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My doctor recommends all patients to be on PPI for six months whether you have symptoms or not. I am taking Zegerid OTC and I am not going to stop until the 6 months have elapsed. Better safe than sorry :-) I am just under 3 months out. I used the nexium and then prilosec in the first month, but still had evening acid. Since I switched to Zegerid, everything is great! I am not even tempted to stop taking it at this point.

Lara

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almost 8 months out and I still take a PPI about every other day.

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Strange, I am not on any of these. Should I call my doctor and ask why? I do have a regular tightness in my chest like heartburn, but nothing I can't live with. But I will def be happy when it stops.

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Strange, I am not on any of these. Should I call my doctor and ask why? I do have a regular tightness in my chest like heartburn, but nothing I can't live with. But I will def be happy when it stops.

Yep, sure wouldn't hurt to find out. I bet that's it and you'll be feeling better soon. It usually takes about 2 weeks for whatever you take to make full effect.

Feel well!!

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Strange, I am not on any of these. Should I call my doctor and ask why? I do have a regular tightness in my chest like heartburn, but nothing I can't live with. But I will def be happy when it stops.

I was wondering this as well. My Dr did not mention doing a script for a PPI post op. He gave me 2 scripts (one for Gallbladder stones and one Foltex). I am wondering why no PPI now... hmm!

Good question!

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I'm 4 1/2 months out and taking Protonix every day. I was under the impression I'd be on it the rest ofmy life. :huh:

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I am 10 weeks out and still taking 20mg Pepcid, twice daily. I have break through acid from time to time though. Asked my doc's office about trying something different. They told me to just try some different over the counter brands.

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