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A 30-year-old male asked:

Whats the best way to get off nexium (esomeprazole) i am 29 212 pounds been taking it 8 years its all that works if i don't take it burns and comes up thoart bad?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You need to: have thorough investigation, including such things as consult with a GI specialist, EGD, esophageal manometry, and 24 hour pH measurement. This will tell whether you are a candidate for surgery and, if so, what type of surgery. 8 years is aleady too long to be on Nexium (esomeprazole) or any PPI drug, and it seems that you have no end in sight.
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
I concur with Dr. Uyeda that a full GI evaluation and medically supervised weight loss along with possible surgery are the only things likely to help here. Lifestyle modifications will also be necessary. See your physician to get started with this as soon as possible.
Jul 18, 2014
Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Stomach infection?: Infection of the stomach with H. pylori often causes your symptoms. You can get a blood test at your doctor's office to check for this infection.

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