Protonix is a PPI, or proton pump inhibitor. Sometimes it's just not enough to cut down on the acid production. What is your diet like? Are you stressed? Have you had an upper GI series done yet? Do you have a hernia? These are all things that may contribute to your problem. Also may need a steroid if it's that severe.
BEWARE OF TAKING PPIS FOR NO REASON, IF YOU ARE BURPING A LITTLE -- get some DGL licorice pills or papaya -- DO NOT TAKE PPIS FOR A LONG TIME....THESE CAN CAUSE SEVERE AND LIFE THREATENING DAMAGE!!!!
ONLY TAKE THEM IF YOU ARE DIAGNOSED WITH GASTRITIS, GERD, ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME, or other actual positive readings from bloodwork, or an endoscopy, etc. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE CAREFUL -- READ MY STORY IT'S ON MY HUB ABOUT PPIS and THEIR DANGERS!!!!!!!