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  • 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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  • 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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  • Omprezalole

    Off Omprezalole slow wean but now totally off 4 weeks and dealing with lower abdominal cramps and gas! Pains wake me up. Any suggestions or relief in sight?

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  • 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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  • Stomach pain

    Hi, I'm into my third week on Omeprazole and this evening I felt a pain in my stomach just below the belly button as if someone was pressing a finger into my stomach (which is the only way I can describe it). As I've never had a pain like that before I assume it must be related to being on these...

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  • Major tip to get off Omeprazole

    When I was getting off omeprazole it felt impossible until I discovered a way to lower the dose as gradually as you want.  You probably have noticed this by now it’s important to slowly wean yourself off. Of course, you can start by trying to reduce your dose in half. And if that works for you –...

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  • 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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  • Omeprazole with Citalopram

    Hi Everyone, Only two days on Omeprazole 10mg and anxiety escalated with lightheadedness. I also take Citalopram 10mg and I read today that there is a severe interaction between them. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Not going to take any more Omeprazole, hope I haven't done any damage....

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  • 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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  • taking omeprazole for the last 15 yrs

    I JUST CAN'T FIND A WAY TO STOP TAKING IT, I TRIED SEVERAL ANTIACID MEDS AND THEY DON'T DO THE JOB, I KNOW THAT OMEPRAZOLE CAN CAUSE LONG TERM DAMAGE TO MY HEALTH BUT THERE'S NO OTHER SOLUTIOS, I HAVE A 8 cm HIATAL HERNIA AND THE DOCS WONT OPERATE, SO MY ONLY OPTON IS OMEPRAZOLE AND IF I...

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  • Lpr and dry mouth

    I have a problem for about a year or just over. It started with slight slurring on a daily basis. But then it gradually became more chronic. No other symptoms as such. The more chronic this became the more the anxiety built up anyway after just getting on with life. I thought this is not getting better....

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  • Omeprazole do people know how dangerous ppis are?

    Has anyone read the reports from July last year 2017 premature death in people taking this from 3 months onwards the longer you take it the more risk you have to your body I’m horrified because I’ve been on this drug for 2 and half years off and on and now I’ve had h. Plyori I have had to take it again...

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  • Upper Abdomen Pain

    I’ve been a binge drinker for about 16 years. I used to keep it to weekends and rarely drunk in the house. I have always kept myself fit playing golf / footy etc.  7 years ago I suffered a near fatal car accident and during my recovery I stayed off the alcohol although it slowly crept back. Not...

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  • Omeprazole and mood change?

    Hello, I have taken omeprazole for about 6 months now with no real noticeable side effects at first. It was prescribed for a sinus issue that the GP thought was caused by reflux. Whilst on these, it seems my stomach was constantly upset. The flatulence was unbelievable. About a month in though,...

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  • 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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  • Omeprazole made by Teva

    Has anyone has any problems with Omeprazole made by Teva? I have a hiatus hernia and GERD. My GP prescribed 20mg Omeprazole per day and the first time I had the script made up the brand was Almus. I took this for a month and it seemed to work fine. I happened to be somewhere else when I had the repeat...

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  • COMING OFF OMEPRAZOLE PAINLESSLY: cut out red meat

    I've been on it for two years, now off. Firstly, I went down from 20mg to 10mg a day. At this point, I heard that it was a good idea for the Omep dose to precede breakfast by an hour. This worked well and 10mg worked as a result. So the process was Omeprazole, Actimel, cup of tea, Gaviscon double...

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  • 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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  • Not even been on omeprazol for 1 year, should i not take it?

    Hi everyone, So i was prescribed 20mg omeprazol around 7/8 months ago after experiencing the worst heart burn ever! Now when i say heart burn i mean burning in the heart area. Whenever i look for annswers on heart bearn it allways seems to assume heartburn is related in the center of tye chest wheres...

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  • Omeprazole dosage

    I have been on 20mg daily for a few years now but recently my IBS has got worse...coughing in bed from reflux, discomfort al the time, bad diarrhea. and my doctor I saw this morning said I could take 2 a day.  I never thought to ask at the time but  does anyone take 2 x 20mg a day? And if so,...

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  • Omeprazole and thinning hair

    I have been taking Omeprazole for 8 months now. I find that my hair is becoming very thin. I always had a full thick head of hair and am now getting worried about this side effect. Is this normal. Has anyone else felt this?

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  • Omeprazole 20MG

    I started omeprazole Thursday morning, I take one a day. I take it in the morning since my doctor said it works best on an empty stomach. But by the end of the day I feel like the medicine starts to wear off. Is it okay to take tums as well? 

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  • Taking Omeprisole and getting leg cramps

    Hi, I have been prescribed 1 month of Omeprizole 40mg and 1 month at 20mg to deal with acid reflux. I have been taking the higher dose now for 5 days and i am getting a cramp-like pain in my calf muscle on one side. It is most noticeable when sitting or in bed at night. It seems less noticeable when...

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  • Dry mouth with Omeprazole

    Hi, all. I've been on a long period of naproxen due to Morton's Neuroma in both my feet. To reduce the risk of stomach problems associated with naproxen, I was prescribed omeprazole.  It's been over three months of omeprazole and naproxen. I have a constant dry mouth, lips and eyes,...

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  • Omperazole for gastritis

    I'm in extreme pain left rib and surrounding it both arms shoulders and now pain radiating into back had chest X-ray bloods done bloods clear except two liver tests I have autoimmune hepititis I've been like this for several weeks having to go to a n e twice in five days due to extreme pain was...

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  • 20MG of Omeprazole

    I was diagnosed with gastritis and my doc prescribed 150mg of Zantac. Went back to doc and while the Zantac has helped some it hasn't helped fully. So she prescribed omeprazole. I go for an ultrasound of my gallbladder Thursday. But I wanted to ask for some personal experiences using this medication. 

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  • Hair loss

    I'm so glad to have found this forum! I have always had fine hair but lots of it. I've been on Omeprazole for about 3 years for a hiatus hernia and now have thin straggly hair. Going to my GP tomorrow, although don't holc out much hope for any action.

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  • I've been on omeprazole for two weeks

    And so far I've only had general fatigue and maybe some headaches. I read the FDA says to only take it for two weeks but the cardiac specialist I saw said 3 months and my doctor said 2-4 weeks. I stopped after week 2 and it's been like 4 days now. It did help my shortness of breath feeling alot...

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  • 14 days and no relief

    i have been using omeprazole  for the last 14 days i still wake up with acid in my chest area which brings severe burning pain  .during the day i am fine, should i keep using it or look to some other reason for my issues

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  • Massive weight gain and long term Omeprazole

    Hi all I have been taking Omeprazole 40mg for 13 years now as I have barrets osephagus (not nice) as well as gord. over the past few years i have managed to put on 6 six stone, I have done slimming world, and and currently on an NHS programme, I keep a food diary, calorie check, and exercise regualrly,...

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  • 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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  • omeprazole

    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...

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