Hi all, Would you believe I just got out of the hospital? I was in for 4 days with pancratisis caused by my GERD and gastritis. (It never ends!) The doctor gave me this medication today before releasing me. I did not take it and instead, took it home to see what it was and it's side effects, as I am very senstive to meds. (While in there, they made me drink dye contrast for a CAT scan and it made me so ill they had to call in two doctors and nurses. The side effects are pretty frightening and wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with it. My stomach is in trouble and is not responding to the Protonix any longer. While I was in there, I was not allowed food or water for 2 days. Only an IV drip. It made everything feel better, but as soon as I started eating again, it hurts.