Switching from Omeprazole to Protonix

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Hi!  My doctor is switching me from omeprazole to protonix in the hopes that this will reduce my symptoms.  I had actually asked for him to add ranitidine instead of switching me to what appears to be something stronger, but he said he'd like for me to try protonix.  My main complaint is an uncomfortable feeling in my chest and burping.  If you've switched to protonix and felt relief, I'd love to hear from you.  Thanks.

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    Want some sound, solid advice????  Ditch the PPI'S now, ever thought your acid short,? Not over acid!!!!  Quotes from 2 pharmacists! Keep talking that dose and it will KILL YOU!!!! They rob your body of everything, magnesium!!!  Leading to brittle bones. 

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    Hi 

    PPI’s are nasty. They caused a drop in my calcium levels, they also caused a drop in my phosphate levels. They can cause osteoporosis, B12 deficiency, dementia. In fact it would take too long to tell you how bad they are. I’m in the same position as you, in agony, but I moved on to ranitidine. 

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      Ahhh, that makes me nervous.  I think I need to revisit this with him before I actually do the switch....  I'm not in actual agony, just alot of discomfort and it's been quite a while of this.  I'm sick and tired of it.  Fed up.  And I've heard that you can take the omeprazole and use ranitidine on an as-needed basis.  That appeals to me much more than moving on to a stronger medicine.  Thanks!

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