I have problems with digestion which I think chemo has caused. I used pepcid , but it didnt work. I atarted a prescription drug-prilosec-last week, but this hasnt worked yet. Has anyone else had this problem? Thank you Cindy
Cindy, I have this issue as well. I was started on Prilosec shortly after i started chemo , and they upped my doseage , it seemed to be working well, I was on it for over a year, and then my oncologist put me on Tarceva, and they pulled my prilosec :-( I have had issues ever since !!!!! Acid reflux/GERD are awful...I dont understand how they can just pull something that helps and not be able to replace it with something ! but...as it turns out.,.. I may just be in a clinical trial here soon ...so, I guess we will see what happens next on this roller coaster ride !!!! I sure hope that you can get some relief with the prilosec. Maybe just up your dose ???
It is common to have issues with acid reflux and idigestion while on chemo. I am on Nexium 40 mg twice a day and it works great. Ask your dr for a prescription, not everybody needs 40 mg though, I had radiation treatments when i started. The chemo is very harsh on your mucosa (lining) in your stomach, esophagus and stomach. Acid reflux makes it worse.
Prilosec takes some time to start working. I don't know what your Doc said, but it is usually taken in 14 day dosages. It works, but I didn't care for it, i just take daily pills if I need them (which is quite often...sigh)
Good Luck to You!