The Zelnorm seems to be helping, plus I’ve made a few minor changes in the way I take some of my other medicines. I’m taking my first Protonix when I first wake up, and then I’m not drinking any water after that for a half hour. I can usually drink at least 8 oz of water, sometimes more, before it’s time for my PD medicines, an hour before breakfast. Then, a half an hour before I eat, I take the Zelnorm.
I spread it out again in the evening, taking the other Zelnorm a half hour before a very light supper. The other Protonix is about 8:00 PM, and that’s the last water I get for the day. I make every effort to get at least six 8 oz servings of water every day.
The Gastroenterologist doctors have taken me off of all milk products, sodas, chocolate, and gum, plus I can’t drink out of a straw or drink anything with my meals. I’ve finally adjusted to not drinking anything with my meals. I had already stopped the rest on my own back in September, when the GERD acted up, except for cottage cheese. Now I can’t have that, either.
The belching is still there, but the yucky feeling is gone, and so are the cramps and bloating. I’m eating cautiously, but much more normally and better quality, too, so my strength is returning.
Tomorrow I see the Neurologist to get the prescription for whatever dose of Requip he thinks will be appropriate for me. And it’s also my last day to take the Sinemet, I hope! So it’s a day to look forward to!!