My husband's employer has once again changed our health plan. This past change prevented me from buying my Prevacid for my dx GERD. I have been without it for 2 weeks now. I'm taking Pepcid, mylanta, rolaids whatever I can get my hands on. Sometimes, I vomit bile or food without any warning. Food at times, just doesn't want to go down. The Prevacid helped stop all those above symptoms and I have been taking it since 1999. Plus, it healed an ulcer in my esophagus. I just could not afford the cost of the drug building up to my deductible. Before it cost me $15.00 copay. Also, it is believed that Prevacid (Cox 2 Inhibitor) prevents the absorbtion of iron in the gut. Which explains why I have not had to have a phlebotomy for my Hemochromatosis in over 2 years. It has kept the iron at bay!!! I have had to start eating bland foods, cut way back on soft drinks and now have a wonderful case of hemorrhoids. Next, will be Zoloft. Prevacid and Zoloft are my only drugs without a generic. I am so frustrated and when the Zoloft runs out....CRAZY!