"I was on Protonix for a year and a half. I gain 50lbs, suffered from hallucinations, depression and the medication was effecting my entire nervous system. The doctors thought I was crazy and to this day, most G.I. doctors are clueless to the side effects of this drug.
It wasn\'t until a wonderful Nurse Practitioner(N.P.)figured that I was suffering from the side effects of the drug, Protonix. The N.P. told me, that when she called the G.I. department, the Doctors didn\'t have a clue of any of the side effects. As a matter of fact, the Doctors told the N.P. that she was crazy and had no idea what she was talking about.
It was at that moment the N.P. yelled at the Doctors to get off their lazy a** and read the 2 page FDA documents of Protonix side effects. The Doctors were shocked at the amount of side effects and they finally started to listen.
Needless to say, I am off that horrible medication and slowly getting my life back.
Thank god for that N.P.! You see, the hallucinations from the medication almost made me kill myself. I never want anyone to go through what I had to deal with.
Yes, I am back to normal since I stopped taking the drug but it took me a year to feel normal. As of now, losing the weight is hardest part of this battle.
It\'s really unbelievable that Doctors are giving out drugs they don\'t research or let alone, know any of the side effects.
I would suggest a new Doctor if I were you. Second ad third opinions are a must!!!