I am 33 weeks pregnant with horrible acid reflux. It has gotten so bad that only water & applesauce will not hurt my stomach. My OB/GYN put me on 20 mg of Protonix, since it was the only medication that had helped my reflux in the past. I have been taking it for 2 days now, and was wondering... how long will I expect to suffer with these problems? Will it just be a few more days until pantoprazole starts working? I am so tired of feeling like there is always something in my throat! :(
It can take up to a week. I've been where you are, and we didn't have the newer drugs for reflux. Maalox and milk was what I had. The maalox might help a little while you wait. There is also a way of sitting that eases it, sit cross legged (tailor fashion) and put your arms up over the back of the chair. It gets your stomach as far away from the baby as possible. I bet your baby will have alot of hair. I had all the indigestion with my first and nothing with the second one. lolol..He was bald, lolol.
Yes, it can take up to a week to work fully but you should start getting some relief before then. Have you tried TUMS at all? They might help reduce some of the acid while you are waiting for the pantoprazole to kick in and TUMS is just calcium so it wont hurt your little one. I lived on them with my second child (he was my worst pregnancy and he DID have a full head of black hair! funny that old wives tales seem to have some truth to them sometimes although this one is rather silly) You are almost there! Just a few more weeks!! I used to swear my son used to grind his head into my pelvis at this stage. I used to rock back and forth and cry my pubis bone hurt so bad and I could feel that boy turn his head against my pelvis. My other son used to stick his foot under my ribs and stretch. I could see his little foot pushing out of my abdomen.
He used to stretch like that after he was born too and I would just know that was what he did when he was inside! I was soooo glad to get done with that second pregnancy because I knew it was going to be my last! It was that thought alone that got me through it I think! Hang in there-it isnt too much longer!!
I have been prescribed protonix on sunday and its day three and i haven't had any relief tums dont help and it feels like something is constantly in my throat this is a miserable feeling. When i drink water it still feels like something is in my throat. Is there anyone who can give me any tips on how to deal with this and stop this feeling? How long does it take to work?
I am wondering that too right now. I just got the medicine on Monday. I didn't start taking it right away because I'm also taking iron because I'm bleeding from the depo birth control shot I just got (big mistake). I started taking it for two days regularly now. I feel burning in my throat and I seem to cough every time after I eat. Its like a dry cough. ugh. I also was wondering if sometimes it takes longer than a week.
My gastroenterologist put me on 40 mg of protonix back in 2014. For you ladies who just started taking a proton pump inhibitor, do your research on them and please get off of it like now! Do not take it anymore! Not only did it make me gain 50 pounds, because I have been on it way longer than the FDA recommends, I am now having anxiety and panic attack issues as well as heart problems! Protonix is dangerous please get off of it. Once you've been on it for an extended period of time, it is very difficult to get off of it. The acid rebound is so awful that it makes it nearly impossible. Get off of it now while you still can. DGL can help with digestive issues as well as digestion tea, tums or maalox if you have to, and herbal remedies. Prebiotics and probiotics can really help as can yogurts.
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