For acid related disorders such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and ulcers. From TAP Pharmaceuticals
Wednesday: my upper gastro/rib cage pain is so bad I think I'll be having surgery by Monday. I'm so sore on my right side I can't sleep on it. Tuesday night it was so bad I almost went to the ER @ 3AM. I start taking Prevacid after a visit to my doctor Wednesday @ 4PM.
Friday: my ultrasound shows no gallstones or inflammation (which doesn't necessarily mean my gall bladder isn't inflammed, just that it's not showing up on the ultrasound), my blood work is all nominal, but I'm feeling markedly better from the Prevacid.
Saturday AM: I feel so much better I participate in the High Point (NJ) Hill Climb TT, finish in 26:39, NOT DFL, and well under my hopeful target of <28 minutes (that was 5 full minutes faster than my best time in training).
Gorgeous weather helped. 70º or so @ tee off, so warm I had to strip down to shorts and short sleeved jersey, no gloves, booties, etc. Man, that was great. Superb event. Expertly organized, great scenic warm-up road near the start, friendly race scene, beautiful views from the top of High Point (the finish), etc. One of the more positive bike racing experiences I've ever had.
By the way, last year that time would have put me 127th out of 195 participants (this year's results haven't been posted online yet), and well above DFL in any Cat (123, 4, 5, Vets 35+, 45+). So somebody's slower than me : ). I am a very happy bike weenie today. And now I have 364 days to prepare for NEXT year's High Point TT. I will be under 25 minutes in 2008. I did not crush anybody's soul today, but mine got a boost.
Note to Cypress, KP, BD Cheung: do NOT use this pharmacological tale of wonder to justify your own 20-something dabblings in party drugs that are OK 'because, hey dude, Jan did it in Miami'. And if you do be sure to contact me first and don't bogart that joint.
Whew. Glad that week's over.