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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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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • wiltreath 1

    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, hips, shoulders,...

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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 over me and I'll

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  • esic 3

    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 all

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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 had a berium exray 5 mths ago and was told i got acid reflux and hyhitas heria plus on 20 mg omoprezene for about 6 yrs but after moving the chemist gave me differant makes and dont know if this is the

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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

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  • Redwolf887 2
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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

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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 after

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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

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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 I am just

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  • dorothy57719 2
  • 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 in

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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 I will try

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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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  • 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 spell

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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

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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

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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

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  • helen 69456 1
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  • marcia30041 2


    i was prescribed omeprazole for possible acid reflux causing bronchial spasms.  i cannot describe the hellish experience i had taking it.  after being on it for a week, i began to have nightmarish panic.  i have had anxiety and depression in my life, but this medication took it to another level.  i

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  • Corky70 1

    Omepraze and abdominal issues

    I have been on omeprazole for several years for acid reflux and esophageal stricture. I also have suffered from IBS and gluten sensitivity. Over the years I have had bouts every 2 weeks or so of severe abdominal pain with bloating and a rock-like sensation in my left lower abdomen. I did have CT

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  • cj87357 1

    I've been on Omeprazole for over 10 years and quit cold turkey

    I've been so sick for a month now.  I've been on Prilosec "Omeprazole " for over 10 years.  I was taking it originally for acid reflux.  It worked so I never thought anything about it and added it to my morning vitamin regimen.  20mg once a day in the morning.  About a month ago I felt a pain in my

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  • alison39461 2

    Quitting Omeprazole - what is your view please?

    First post on here so please be gentle I am a 45 year old female in the UK. For many years I've had digestive issues, I was diagnosed with IBS in my early 20s and originally took anti spasmodic tablets plus various other aids but to no real avail. I could eat the same thing every day and feel different,...

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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 and

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  • julie37508 2

    How does normal digestive process feel?

    This is what I am trying to understand again.  I have been trying to cut down to one rantinidine a day, have store brand Gaviscon on hand just for emergencies, but I realized the other day how omeprazole kind of takes away your ability to know how normal digestion feels.  For me, on it I had

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  • Carol Christine 2
  • Izzie16 1

    Lansoprazole 30mg

    I seem to be experiencing sever lower back pain for which I need to medicate.  I was on Omeprozole previously and felt unwell on that.  Any one else getting similar symptoms from this medication?

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