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I've been struggling with reflux for years now and my medication does treat it, but I'm worried about the side effects. how do I approach the topic of changing the medication with my doctor?

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    • sorenachy

      399d

      I take either pantoprazole or lansoprazole (they both act the same) in the morning and famotadine in the afternoon and sometimes even that isn't enough, but I also make sure I take calcium every day.

    • sorenachy

      399d

      I take either pantoprazole or lansoprazole (they both act the same) in the morning and famotadine in the afternoon and sometimes even that isn't enough, but I also make sure I take calcium every day.

    • Faithhope

      400d

      She just changed me to nexium. She says don’t worry about what others drs think. I need it.

    • Kingswife

      404d

      I dont have side effects but I am worried about the long term ones. Ive been taking 40mg 2x per day of Omeprazole for 2 years now but my GI doc doesn't have concerns. She tells me losing weight and eating an antiacid diet would help.

    • Mashka

      406d

      Say exactly what you just wrote, except instead of that question, tell him/her that you would feel more comfortable with something else instead. You, as many others, also actually might be forgetting about dietitians. You could ask your doctor for a referral.

    • spicysugar

      412d

      Yeah it sounds to me like you could just say what you wrote. That you have concerns about the side effects. Ask if there are options to treat the side effect or if there is a similar drug you could test out

    • Raquel226

      413d

      I would just be honest and say what you wrote in your post.

    • Trumpet_Man

      413d

      Have to find a medical center that’s strong I GI problems. One of the bigges like Mayo.

    • Faithhope

      414d

      I take medication also. My kidney dr and my internist Dora not approve. But my husband died from esophageal cancer and I’ve had Barrett’s. The meds make it go away. I’m torn between taking it or not.

      • Raquel226

        413d

        @Faithhope Can I ask what medicine you're taking?

        • Faithhope

          404d

          @Raquel226 pantaprozole

      • Faithhope

        414d

        @Faithhope Does not approve

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To approach the topic of changing medication with your doctor, you can express your concerns about the side effects you're experiencing and ask if there are alternative medications or treatments available. Be open about your symptoms and how they affect your daily life, and discuss the possibility of adjusting the dosage or trying a different medication to better manage your reflux.

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