I'm 31 and had an endoscopy 3 yrs ago. They found h-pylori and told me I had acid reflux headed to an ulcer. I was given antibiotics and also put on Prevacid 30mg once a day ever since. The Prevacid has worked wonderfully with no problems. When I stopped the Prevacid twice due to lack of insurance, I took over-the-counter Axid and the problems came back. I was always relieved to get back on the Prevacid.
Now in the last 7 months, a problem is increasing. Due to trying to help my fairly severe PMS, I had been keeping a daily symptom chart. I've been able to see that 6 or 7 months ago, I had severe heartburn the last 2-3 days of PMS. 4 to 5 months ago, the days of heartburn increased to 5-6 days surrounding the start of my cycle. In the last 2 months, it is lasting 2 weeks. I'm assuming that eventually I won't get a respite at all. And I've been faithfully taking the Prevacid 30mg every day and it seems to be doing NOTHING for me anymore except a couple weeks a month. It feels like it's going back to how I felt before the endoscopy.
Yesterday, my doctor gave me Axid 150mg twice a day and to stop the Prevacid saying some people get immune to it. If the heartburn is like the last months, it should be going away in a 3-4 days. I want to know if the heartburn will go away at all this time before my next PMS