I have been taking 80mg a day for about a week and a half now. Throughout my day I will have nausea, a tight throat and chest pain that can last for hours at a time. I have changed my diet and cut out all pepper, greasy foods, chocolate, caffine... pretty much everything I love but I know that clash with my acid reflux. I'm not sure if I am having side effects from protonix or if maybe I haven't been taking it long enough to have it work. Please let me know if I should give it more time or stop taking it and just keep a good diet?