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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board


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I find that pretty bizarre. The nice thing about acid reflux is that it is pretty straight forward. You know very quickly if the drugs are working or not, and if you stop for a few days or weeks you are not doing total, irrevisible harm. Not like cancer or other serious condition drugs where results may be hard to measure and you take them anyway just because the consequences of not taking them could be so terrible.

So for a doctor to insist you keep taking a GERD drug when you see no benefits , it's a bit wierd - a good doctor will want to see RESULTS have you trying different alternatives to find what works best for you, not insisting you go on taking one on pure faith or subservience to authority.

It is possible, though, that the dr feels you have not been taking it long enough yet to give it a fair trial.

[QUOTE=flowergirl2day;3352198]When I suggested stopping it completely to see if there's any difference in my symptoms, my doctor disagreed. In his opinion, without the medication the reflux could get worse.[/QUOTE]
Hi, :)

[QUOTE]So for a doctor to insist you keep taking a GERD drug when you see no benefits , it's a bit wierd - a good doctor will want to see RESULTS have you trying different alternatives to find what works best for you, not insisting you go on taking one on pure faith or subservience to authority.

It is possible, though, that the dr feels you have not been taking it long enough yet to give it a fair trial[/QUOTE]

Whatever the case may be, I will be seeing a gastroenterologist to help deal with this situation. I have been on the PPIs for 3 months total. That should have been long enough. A part of the problem could be my medications. A couple of them can adversely affect the GI system in some people. Another health issue I have might or might not play a role in any decision making.
When it comes to medication, I do my research and keep well informed. I experienced too many side effects to date not to take prescription drugs seriously.





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