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I have been on Nexium 40mg for 3 weeks now and have had

improvement. However I still get...
I have been on Nexium 40mg for 3 weeks now and have had improvement. However I still get intermittent pains or gas pressure in my stomach.
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I'm sorry you are still having GERD symptoms. Nexium can take 6 weeks to reach maximum benefit so continue to take it daily. In addition, may I suggest you also purchase over the counter Gaviscon Liquid and take before bed or when you get the burning sensation. Also, try not to eat 3-4 hours before bed and cut back on spices and caffeine. Nexium works to reduce the amount of stomach acid your body makes, but as I said it can take 6 weeks to do this.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don’t however really feel heartburn anymore just a pressure like too much gas in stomach. Also when I went to the doctor originally he said if I don’t get better in two weeks I would have to get upper endoscopy .. so I’m worried.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It’s like when you drink too much soda feeling

The excess gas goes with the irritation from the stomach acid coming into the esophagus, where it does not belong. Two weeks is a little fast to order endoscopy. Give it another week or two before getting this test. Your doctor wants to rule out ulcer disease (Nexium [PPI] is the initial treatment for non-bleeding ulcer disease). You can try the Gaviscon which will also help with gas.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thanks.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What does endoscopy look for ?

You are welcome. Endoscopy looks for inflammation/irritation in the tube (esophagus) going from your mouth to your stomach and then looks at the stomach to also look for irritation, tissue change for ulcer or tumor.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Should I be worried about a tumour ?

There is little risk of you having a tumor with your symptoms. If you were vomiting blood, then a tumor would be at high risk.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Today my symptoms are worse than yesterday. I’m starting to worry because I have been on Nexium for 24 days now. I’m seeing a doctor tomorrow .

I'm sorry you are still having fullness. Did you take Gaviscon as I suggested?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
In the afternoon I improved and today am feeling better. Hopefully it lasts

I'm sure it will.

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