I'm confused as to why you were taking PPIs in the first place with no acid reflux or GERD symptoms. Your doc should've known better. I too was experiencing a type of serum sickness with being on Nexium for 3 years. Then I quit that, I was getting chronic and frequent urinary tract infections and blood in my stool. I found out WITHOUT my doc's help that the Nexium was in fact doing this to me! But after I stopped taking it I found out that I couldn't eat anything without incredibly bad acid reflux and heartburn. Then I was put on Prilosec and turned out to be highly allergic to it, I had a bad rash all over my body and shotness of breath. Needless to say, I went to the ER for it. THEN my doc tried something mild, Tagament, I started having adverse reactions to that too.
After all this, I took matters into my own hands and after days and days of research on the internet, I found a solution tha works for me. ENZYMES!! They do the digestion for you. I no longer have the debilitating heart burn of acid reflux. It's totally gone! The ones I take are from a company called Enzymedica and they are wonderful! They're also all natural, no artificial anything. The only thing is that I have to pop a pill before every meal, but Hey, it's better that feeling like my throat is on fire!!
I wish you the best of luck, my friend and I hope this helps you.
Too much acid in our stomach results in reflux or GERD....however too litte can cause the same symptoms....and u should be seen by a GI dr...not sure who dx u, but a GI dr would do tests to see if u have too much or too little to know how to treat.
I don't know what to tell u to do to get ur system back to working order, but would suggest u talk to ur dr about checking ur thyroid.
Some of ur symptoms could be related to Hashimoto's thyroiditis a autoimmune disorder...if regular thyroid tests r done they will appear normal....u need to have them do a TSH, Free T3 , FREE T 4 and TPO antibodies...and possibly a ultra sound of ur thyroid to rule out nodules.
Keep us posted
thanks to both of you for your replies.
I did some more research and found out that the symptoms I am having are in fact listed deep inside the websites and patient and product info books on the medications.
It almost feels like im stuck in a 24/7 allergic reaction. I am going to a doctor today to tell him about this and see what he can suggest or do. Selma, I did get thyroid checked and its fine. Everything is fine. Ive had a thorough workup. I did waste a lot of time in the beginning because I thought this was some kind of virus or bacteria which it is not. The long list of growing symptoms makes it hard to believe this is from PPI pills. But when I read the list of adverse reactions, patient stories, side effect lists, etc.. I realize that it is due to these pills.
I will update this thread often, and I thank you guys for your help.
So what happened????????????
I found probiotics helped my nausea/GERD a lot and got rid of the nausea. I'm not sure if nexium/zantac helps. I think the hydrocortisone suppositories that I took also helped my breathing/sleep apnea. I have hemmarhoids. I think maybe this caused low testosterone somehow from sleep apnea also.
yeah I take nexium/zantac and I'm not sure if it helps, it didn't seem to help my breathing and I wheeze all the time now.
1. Use probiotics, at least 5 billion...pearls are great.
2. Try Manuka honey bio +15. It is know for healing properties which are anti viral, bacterial, and inflammatory. I would take a hot cup of water and a spoon or two of the honey and dissovle it and drink like tea.
3. Take digestive enzymes with food. Eat a very green diet with lowered protien for at least 2 weeks.
4. Certain foods relax the LES and allow acid to enter the esophagus. Look up those foods on the net.
5. Eat smaller meals more frequently
Also certain exercises are know to strengthen the LES. Shaker Technique
Yoga technique called the plough
Have them check your vitamins and minerals. Not enough stomach acid could have affected your digestion and you may be running low. I also agree on the thyroid tests - some of your symptoms seem thyroid related but it could be other things that mimic it, such as vitamin deficiencies.
It turns out that it is more common for people to have low stomach acid than too much, but yet they are prescribed medications for too much.
Also, I apologize, I didn't check the dates -- the vitamin and mineral thing still stands, but not the thyroid tests. It can sometimes take a long time to get vitamins and minerals back up, and it won't hurt to check them if you're able. Glad to know you're doing better.
if you want to get rid of gerd you need to balance your gut .you have candida overgrowth the anticandida diet will start you on your way and will boost your immune system .glutamine should be your go to never use a ppi.glutamine will draw your cd4s to your gut to repair it ppis do more harm than good.the anxietyyou feel is actually stress on the immune system .1st do not eat sugar it is the fuel for all that is bad in your body .make the switch to stevia .stevia has no glycemic index .it also has antibiotic properties .another feature ist has is a calming effect in the body .so it relieves stress boosting immunity.beleive me if you have gerd your immune system can use some attention.also cacao powder does similar things to the body and when combined with stevia and a pinch of cinnamon makes a nice chocolate milk or hot chocolate.also eat many herbs and spices turmeric curcumin,pepper ,oregano, basil.eat vegetables garlic mushrooms ,brocolli ,onions .dont be a baby about things dig in and stick to the plan and you will achieve your goal ost of your other and if you follow what i am saying you will remedy most of any other issues you have .if you are serious about getting rid of gerd it will be some hard work but the reward will be great i have gone through the process and my life is returning to normal now .i know from experience if left alone gerd turns into other issues .what you have done in life has led you to this point it is time to make necessary changes .if you want to chat shoot me a text .i will try to give you some links to educate you in your quest to be gerd free .