I'm a 48 year old female I'm 5'8 and 132 pounds. I have for the past 10 years been on Aciphex 20mg for to much acid in my stomache, I was at 4 times the normal amount but now I have about 7 times to normal amount I have been taking 2 aciphex pills in the am and 1 in the evening. When I had my last scope I also had alot of irritation and alot of stomache polyps. I have latlely been having alot of diarreha about 2 hours after I eat and I'm generally not feeling well. I would like your opinion on if you thing that the Aciphex is still the best choice and if there is anything else I should be doing. I have gotten to the point that I'm very frustrated because it has been so long since I have felt really good.
Aciphex is a fine choice for a proton pump inhibitor to treat the GERD.
If the symptoms continue, you may want to consider a 24-hr pH study to quantify the severity of the disease. Sometimes adding an H2-blocker like Pepsid or Zantac can help.
If GERD continues to be present, and the symptoms refractory, you can consider surgical treatments like a fundoplication.
Otherwise, other disease can be considered, including delayed gastric emptying, and evaluated by a gastric emptying scan.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician or gastroenterologist.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Kevin Pho, M.D.
I have acid reflux for over 8 years now and I have tried almost every medicine,OTC or prescription except yours and protonix.
Now I dont take anything,these medicatin just makes it worse,not better.
I was home visiting my folks in Asia and we ate every night at 7 pm,traditional Chinese meal starting with soup which is usually some neckbones,carrots and corn on the cob.then veggies with meat and fish etc/
since my parents are elderly,everything is cooked well.
afterwards we will have fruits.
surprise,surprise,no acid reflux all the days I was with them.
It could be I am not eating dairy product,hard to digest stuff and not overeating,soup and fruits could help digestion as well.
so review your own habits and try to weed out the culprits.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.