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Diagnosed with GERD. Having nausea, loss of appetite and weight. Protonix didnt help. On nexium. What to do?
Question: Hello. I was recently diagnosed with GERD. I have been having 24/7 Nausea. Sometimes it goes away, but is rare. Loss of appetite. Have lost about 20 lbs in the last 3-4 weeks. I am a 31 year old male, 5'7" non smoker. The doctor had prescribed Protonix 40 mg 2x a day and was on that for a week. It did not work. I am now on Nexium 40mg 1x a day and still am dealing with Nausea constantly. No vomiting, but sure feel like it at times. Any ideas? there are no other major symptoms.
Brief Answer: please follow the suggestion below Detailed Answer: Hi, I read carefully your medical history and would suggest as following: - You should continue using Nexium for long time( 6 months) to reduce the symptoms of GERD. - can start taking metoclopramide for nausea. - should keep a strict diet (no spicy, no chilly, no fatty or sugary or carbonated drinks or foods) - eat often and small portions - do not lay down immediately after eating - have your dinner at least 4 hours before going to bed - keep 2 pillows when sleeping - do regular check-ups with your GI specialist. Hope it answered to your inquiry! If you have more questions, feel free to ask me back at the next follow up. Dr.Klerida
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