Taking Protonix as standard of care for one month following ablation.
Hello everyone! My last post was concerning my upcoming heart ablation on May 14th and my concerns. Everyone was so helpful and compassionate. Thank you.
I just saw my Electrophysiologist on Friday for my pre-op and he informed me that standard of care is to take 40 mg Protonix for one month after the ablation. This is to help with the irritation of the esophagus which typically happens after ablation.
My problem is that I developed CDiff this year after taking Clindamycin for a tooth infection. I am finally free of CDiff! Now I have to take Protonix for a month after my ablation and am reading that it can cause CDiff. I am so frustrated and part of me is starting to get angry. Yes, my cardiologist had this in his notes but he overlooked it.
I know we have to be our own advocates. Did everyone who had an ablation need to take a PPI? Is there an alternative that I can suggest to my doctor so that I don't have to face CDiff returning?
Thank you everyone for always offering suggestions and answers.