I have been taking Protonix for the past 6 years. I was diagnosed with H Pylori about 3 years ago. I have been trying to wean myself off the Protonix. It has been about 2 1/2 weeks since I took the last pill. Since then I have been feeling bloated and seem to even have gained maybe 5 pounds. Is this a normal reaction to stopping the medication or does it have no correlation at all?
Weight gain is one of the side effects reported by patients taking Protonix.
But the weight gain after you have stopped the medication may not be due to it.
Feeling bloated after stopping Protonix indicates that your GI problem is still there.
May be you need to test for H.pylori again and if positive take triple or quadruple therapy for it.
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