... been 24 hours. Previously was taking Omeprazole twice daily (20mg). I am frustrated and worry that I will end up with esophageal cancer! Does anyone else take more than 40 mg of Nexium/day? I am so anxious about this! Thank you
Hi Rockinro, I've had GERD for about 30 years. It can be very painful at times, I know. Through the years, doctors have given me different meds, but Protonix (pantoprazole) works best for me. I take 40mg every morning. If I get stressed or get stupid and eat spicy food, I take Omeprazole at night. I have not developed esophageal cancer. I did form a lesion on my larynx because of the reflux, but it was removed and no more issues. I've found that when the reflux is causing pain, it causes my stomach and esophagus to spasm. Ouch! I lay on the floor with a pillow doubled under my belly. The counter-pressure seems to relax the spasms. Perhaps that will work for you, as well. Have you had an EGD (endoscopic exam)? That will tell if you have any esophageal erosion from the reflux and your meds can be changed or adjusted accordingly. Best wishes to you!
There are many different ppi's to choose from and some people have to keep switching back and forth till it works. I had to take famotidine 3 separate times before it started to work . If you feel the burn get some liquid anti acid or off brand tums . You can take al some time till poi' s work right
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