Seasider Posted September 26, 2012 Share Posted September 26, 2012 (edited) DS's student med center is wanting him to try 2 weeks of Prilosec for general GI discomfort that has lasted several weeks now. The pain is mildly uncomfortable, doesn't keep him up at night or wake him in the middle of the night, doesn't seem to be anything emergent (ie, appendicitis). He was on serious antibiotics a little over a month ago, but he feels like those would have run their course by now. He just doesn't feel like himself, is mostly so nauseated in the mornings that he skips lunch, and is growing frustrated. Based on his symptoms, he says he can totally empathize with a woman in early pregnancy! Next step, per med center, is a 2 week course of Prilosec. Personally, I hate the stuff, after experiencing side effects from a 6 week course I had to take a few years back. I don't want my personal bias to get in the way, but I don't want him to feel worse from the cure, kwim? I think I am going to go ahead and make an appointment with my GI doc for when ds is home on fall break. If we need to do testing and stuff, I'd rather be dealing with folks we know. He is at school 2 hours away. Guess I am just rambling now, I just feel at a bit of a loss, trying to walk that tightrope between hovering and letting him handle his own affairs. Just wasn't quite ready for something that might end up having a doc order an ultrasound or scoping procedure :tongue_smilie:. Thanks for your input... ETA -Oops,this turned into more of a vent than a post, I really did have a question - if you've had a young one have to take prilosec, was it effective and were the side effects minimal? Edited September 26, 2012 by Seasider Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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