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  • mark 34879 2

    20 years on omeprazole...need help coming off!!

    Hi,  I'm 47 and have been taking omeprazole for the best part of 20 years. I recently discovered that the recommendation (by those wonderful/caring people at the pharmaceuticals!) is 14 days so yep, really need to come off em!! Originally diagnosed with reflux oesophogatis (probably didn't...

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  • Sue12fm 2

    Omeprazole Side Effects? Light headed? Anxiety Attacks

    My Mother was experiencing severe pain across her ribs and back which the doctors say is indigestion but only now and again. She was put on Omeprazole about a month ago and after taking one in the morning she starts to feel light headed, dizzy and generally unwell. She then seems to panic about it...

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  • loveprague 2

    Long term use of Omeprazole

    Hello, I am a long term user of this medicine and wanted to share my experience of this medicine and my condition which was diagnosed some 15 years ago. I was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), I have for many years suffered with diahorea stomach bloating and general pain and discomfort...

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  • jackie2211 2

    Stomach ache withdrawal from omeprazole

    Hi everyone I have recently gone cold turkey on omeprazole I am experiencing terrible stomach ache and acid reflux worse than what I had prior to commencing the medication. Has anyone else experienced this. Thank you in advance for your comments. Jax x

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  • noo-noo 1

    Sudden onset indigestion/acid reflux - gone in 5 months

    I hope this is the optimistic upbeat post someone is looking for. I'm writing it because there was nothing similar for me when I suddenly (overnight) developed acid reflux (acid high in the throat, rather than the mid chest pain). I'm not overweight, stressed etc. In fact, I'm vegetarian...

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  • Guest M

    Warnings about Omeprazole

    For those of you who are just starting to take omeprazole, please stop and find other alternatives!!! I have endured so much agony from this medication since I first started taking it last year. You might feel better initially but if you take it for longer than 2 weeks, you will find it extremely difficult,...

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  • jason37778 2

    Omeprazole stomach pain ?

    Hi I'm 27 male uk.i got told I had gastritis beginning of march,so I got tested for hpylori and tested positive so I started the antibiotics two weeks course at the end of march.ive been omeprazole since that finished and I'm still getting bad stomach pains mainly upper left side under ribs and...

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  • sparklypickle 3

    Omeprazole side effects and rebound

    Hello, I was given omeprazole as part of a treatment for helicobacter about a year ago, but my gp recommended I stay on the tablets at 20mg per day for the foreseeable future. She believed I had gastritis but I have not had an endoscopy or formal diagnosis. Anyway, despite the omeprazole, I have been...

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  • bluebsh 2

    Omeprazole and Dizziness

    Last Friday I was diagnosed with Duodenitits and Gastritis, which I have had a gnawing and sore feeling in my epigastric region for months now. The doctor perscribed Omeprazole 40mg in the morning and Ranitidine 300mg at night... I started taking the ranitidine Friday night and the Omeprazole the next...

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  • arual2014 3

    Omeprazole side effects

    I've just started 20mg omeprazole for suspected stomach ulcer. How long do side effects last. Feeling nauseous, shaky and exhausted. Are these normal side effects

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  • XoMonkey 3

    Can I temporarily up my dose to 80mg?

    Hi all. I've been on omeprazole for as long as I can remember (probably like 5 years now?) I'm 17. I have really bad acid reflux, to which in the process of elimination I found I am lactose intolerent (this is irrelevent here however). So I've been perhaps a week without it because I forgot...

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  • viv15674 3

    Just started omeprazole, foods still bothering me.

    I've been taking omeprazole for almost a week in a 20 mg dose once a day, and I'm wondering when I might be able to start eating trigger foods without experiencing reflux or heartburn.  So far, the medication seems to be easing it a bit, but I still can't drink even a small cup of coffee...

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  • suzan54040 1

    Omeprazole and side effects?

    I have been on Omeprazole for 6 months. In the last 2 months I have experienced chills, night sweats,body aches( especially my knees), extreme thirst and very low energy. Has anybody experienced any of these side effects? I have been to my Dr. and have had full bloodwork done and he cannot find anything...

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  • andre1965 2

    Weaning of Omeprazole

    Dear all, I need help in weaning of Omeprazole. I have been a 20Mg a day user since 2002 and the last 5 years have been hell. I am now at the point that I really need to get off this drug, whatever my GP is saying. Does anyone have any tips and suggestions on how they got off the pills. The daily symptoms...

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  • catweasel 1

    Omeprazole help, how to stop taking it.

    Hello, I'm a 31 year old man and have been taking omeprazol, lanzoprazole etc for about 5 years. I was originally prescribed them for foods causing me heart burn. The doc gave me them with amoxaciline (sorry my spelling isn't great) for a stomach bug! Initially for 2 weeks a high dose of 60mg....

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  • wiltreath 2

    Proton Pump causes joint pain

    I have been suffering from severe joint pain for years. Doctors and specialist put this down to arthritis, but they were wrong.  The cause was Omeperazole causing Vitamin B12 deficiency.  It was easily corrected by taking a high dose of Vitamin B12.  Within a week, pains in foot, back,...

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  • Swimgirl 1

    Aches and pains

    I wonder if anyone has experienced any pains a little like you get when you have over exercised , mainly in the buttock, hip and hamstring area?.  I was prescribed omprazole for LPR only 5 days ago  and am now in agonizing pain especially in my hip and upper leg area ???

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  • dane521 4


    Can anyone tell me some good supplements to take with these meds? I do take more calcium and a probiotic. If i have to be on these meds I at least want to supplement with something.

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  • elliejaneb01 2

    Acid reflux and nausea

    I'm 15 years old and have just been diagnosed without coeliac disease, but still have to eat gluten because I'm getting the endoscopy procedure, which I'm very anxious for. Some nights I'll feel burning in my throat and just as I'm about to go to sleep, a wave of nausea will come...

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  • esic 4

    How should patients feel when doctors make such comments

    Dr. david jacobson Feb 24, 2017 "This class of medication is probably more dangerous than steroids, but most docs dispense it like Pez. Cellular modifying drugs should be used as a last resort". The Doctor is talking here about PPIs. This comment was taken from medscape where a article was...

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  • Indie 1

    Omeprazole not working

    Can anyone help? I have suspected Acid Reflux and I have been taking Omeprazole for 3 weeks, I have only noticed a very slight improvement in my condition and I'm wondering if I should stop taking them or do they take much longer to take effect. I have to say I'm not too happy taking them with...

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  • shirley61689 3

    gerd not working on certain makes of omopreze

    hi all ive been having bad constant sore burning thoat more so when i talk to long.ive had a berium exray 5 mths ago and was told i got acid reflux and hyhitas heria plus ibs.been on 20 mg omoprezene for about 6 yrs but after moving the chemist gave me differant makes and dont know if this is the cause...

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  • Redwolf887 3
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    Hair loss

    Hi, I've been taking Omerprozrole since April, I have been loosing my hair and now I've got a few bald bits and my hair is gone very thin, has ayone else experienced this problem

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  • phyllisa6 1

    Extended use of Omeprazole

    I have been on Omeprazole for 4 years and have experienced severe leg cramping at night. I have had multiple blood tests and also an EMG with no results. The doctor put me on Baclofen which is a muscle relaxer and this has not helped. Has anyone else experienced this because it's driving me crazy....

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  • jose95582 2

    Getting off omeprazole

    Hi I'm a 22 years 9old male with suspicions of having acid reflux I have been prescribed 20mg of omeprazole for the first time in his life to use for 3 weeks as it is supposed to be used to help with the stomach issues. I'm about to finish my second week taking it so my question is what to do...

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  • devon1998 1

    Been on Omeprazole 40mg for 1 week can I quit cold turkey?

    Hi I am 19 doctor put me on Omeprazole 40mg a day for 21 days but I want to quit earlier.. Didn't realize the terrible rebound and side effects that could happen. I got on it because of acid reflux, palpitations, and chest tightness after eating. It worked but I'm feeling better now and...

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  • maria52985 2

    Started getting acid reflux

    Hi, I'm 16 and started getting acid reflux with heart burn for three days straight, it may have started because I took a beta-blocker for my anxiety, but the reflux was off for about a week before it flared up again, I went to my GP and he prescribed Omeprazole 20mg which I haven't taken yet...

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  • gillian75986 2

    Ranatadine v Omeprazole

    I've been off Omeprazole since December. Had a few issues initially then things settled down. The last month Feb 2017 hasn't been good. My GP allowed me to try Ranatadine but I had to increase to one at night too. I'm still getting burping and a lump in my throat. In the morning I think...

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  • patrick00766 2

    Long term use of Omeprezole.

    Kidney transplant patient. Taking omeprezole for 9 years. 40mg every morning, I have terrible digestion now and have to follow a FODMAP diet. Had anybody else been in this situation? Is it connectedto the drug?

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  • pearlavari 1

    Omeprazole quitting!!

    Hello! I was put on Omeprazole 20mg/once daily for GERD issues. I started taking it and then 10 days in realised the dangers of it! I have taken Omeprazole just for about 10-11 days and have stopped it since last 3 days. This is the 4th day and my condition is worse than before. I read about acid rebound....

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  • rachelk123 2

    Stopping Omeprazole before 14 days are over?

    Hi all, I had acid reflux from around Dec 2015 - 2016 and had been doing significantly better, not taking any form of medication and just dealing with a few flare-ups every now and then. From November 2016 till recently, my stomach had been making super loud gurgling/rumbling sounds and I could even...

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