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Has anyone been prescribed Nexium for any of your symptoms? I was given Nexium to help with the upper gastro----burping and I don't think it's helping and yet I feel much worse without it. I was wondering if there could be withdrawal sympotms with the nexium.

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I was prescriped Nexium but my insurance didn't cover it, so we went with Protonix. Took it for three months - fine. No heartburn/reflux. Stopped it when the Rx ran out, and shortly thereafter the symptoms started again so I refilled the Rx and have been fine.

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I recently looked into having my medications compounded at an apothocary shop. The pharmacist informed me that Nexium is not gluten free and cannot be compounded. I will have to start taking Protonix, which can be compounded.


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Abnormal heart beat when tired or glutened

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Nexium is not gluten-free??????? :blink:

Holy cow, I've been on it for a year now.

Okay--I just found this: http://www.purplepill.com/faqs/faqs_nexium.aspx

According to this, Nexium is gluten-free.

How do we know what to believe? :blink: Any possiblity your pharmacist is looking for a way to charge extra? Or is Purplepill.com lying? (Both seem equally possible, don't they?)

Yikes.

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I am so confused! Who can we believe?


Positive biopsy, positive blood test in 2/2006

Muscle biopsy in thigh in 2004 to confirm metabolic myopathy (found denervated nerves)

Interstitial cystitis diagnosis 2004

Hysterectomy 2003

3 for c-sections, 2 laparoscopies to remove abdominal adhesions

Abnormal heart beat when tired or glutened

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i've been taking nexium perscribed by my gastro-doc since about may i think? and i was diagnosed with gluten intolerance after that by the same doc, and i have heard from a lot of people including my doctor that if your gonna stop that kind of medicine, you have to ease off it slowly...my doctor is really big ointo the whole celiac thing...i felt like he was looking for it specifically so i trust that he wouldnt perscribe me anything with gluten...and the website hopefully isn't lying?? just my experince...but i definantly love nexium!! it makes a world of difference

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It's the only thing that works for me right now! I'd be very interested if your doctor recommends some kind of weaning off schedule? Could you please let me know if he does? I tried going from Nexium to Zantac, thinking I could then wean off the Zantac (which used to work for me but doesn't now), but it didn't work. :(

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It's the only thing that works for me right now! I'd be very interested if your doctor recommends some kind of weaning off schedule? Could you please let me know if he does? I tried going from Nexium to Zantac, thinking I could then wean off the Zantac (which used to work for me but doesn't now), but it didn't work. :(

I have been trying to get off the nexium as well and find my symptoms by day 5 are way worse than before I ever went on the stuff. I have now decided to take one every second day but I see my GI tomorrow and will ask him about weaning off the stuff. I will let you know what he says tomorrow. Why do you want to wean off of it?

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