During my doctor’s visit, the technician asked me about my anxiety issues. She asked if I was taking any medication for it, which I quickly said no. I’ve managed to handle it with certain breathing exercises and whatnot. She asked why I refused medicine and I cited the side effects they seemed to have in common. Told her I would rather deal with them than risk an assault on my body. She nodded and said that sometimes the solution is worse than the problem. With that in mind, the doctor prescribed me Protonix a.k.a Pantoprazole for my gastroesophageal reflux disease, a.k.a. GERD. When I read the “Possible side effects of the medicine,” I was less than amused. They are: Diarrhea; headache; nausea; stomach pain;…