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Ph testing is abnormal and now my prevacid dosage is double.

  I have a hiatal hernia, GERD, and dysmotility.  Recently had a Ph
  probe test done and it came back abnormal.  My doctor upped my
  prevacid from 30 mg daily to 60 mg daily to see if my symptoms
  would improve.  He will see me in 4 weeks and recommended another
  ph test to be done.  I can not take propulsid or prilosec because
  it affects my liver enzyme count.  I have been on prevacid (60mg)
  now for 2 weeks and still I have reflux.  How much prevacid is too
  bad for you to take?  I am now getting cramps and nausea and I
  don't like how I feel.  Should I just wait until my appt. comes up
  to tell my doctor?  Does prevacid also interact with other meds?
  I have hypertension and currently take 3 meds for that.  Do you
  think hiatal hernia surgery is necessary for me?  Thank you for
  any advice and suggestions.
Dear Maria,
If you believe that your symptoms are related to the increased dosage of Prevacid, then you should reduce the dosage and see your doctor sooner than your scheduled appointment.  You may require surgery to control your reflux, Based on your inability to take medications because of side effects.
This information is presented for educational purposes only.  Always consult your personal physician for specific medical questions.
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