Whenever I tell people I used to be on eight different types of medication, they immediately look shocked. I think it comes from the fact that I’m 5 feet tall and petite. From the outside, I don’t look like I’d be a candidate for that many meds.
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Scott, a 49-year-old man living a typical busy life, was relying on medications to get through his day. He would wake up feeling groggy and lethargic and would be falling asleep at his desk daily; he took that simply as a sign that it was time for more coffee. He went through the day feeling sluggish and had constant mood swings that were affecting both his relationships and his work. He was experiencing sore and achy joints and had horrible acid reflux that was so bad it was affecting his sleep; he was on high doses of Nexium as well as blood pressure medication.
When proton pump inhibiters (PPIs) first came out they were thought of as a miracle cure for those suffering with gastroesphogeal reflux disease (GERD), dyspepsia, and a host of conditions exacerbated by the over-production of gastric acid. And by inhibiting its secretion, PPIs certainly got the job done.