Can lansoprazole/prevacid side effects last for weeks after stopping them ?

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After 6 weeks of 30 mg/day I stopped Lansoprazole nearly 2 weeks ago because of side effects like shaking legs and hands, anxiety, chest tigthness, throat cramps and involuntary  muscle movement, spaced out feeling brain fog etc. I tapered myself off of it and still got shakes, tingeling in my limbs and somewhat brainfog at times plus major anxiety and tight muscles. How long did it take for your side effects to wear off after quitting? Has anyone experienced lasting side effects from this? Its almost like you wake up in the morning and your legs and hands feel chill and weak and you feel like your brain is not working right. Sometimes it just lifts off itself and you feel normal for a day or so and the next day is bad again. What the heck is this poison??? By the way earlier this year I took Nexium for 2 weeks and after quitting my body did the same thing. After a week I got scared and went back on and immediately the weird chills and shaking stopped. Maybe my body is responding to the acid rebound (which gives me lots of heartburb) in a weird way. Thanks for all input.

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    Hi Stefan, yep it does last a while and infact I have come off them for over 6 months and still having issues, went back on them for 1 month and no different so off to see consultant for his views on Monday, fed up with not being in control of my body.  Hope all passess for you soon
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      Stomach acid for one, especially in the morning when I first wake up, it is like my body is trying to adjust to not having lanzoprazole, sort of clearing out my system.  I have had headaches and general lethargy.  I have tried modifying with food - all sorts - and believe it or not over the last couple of days I stopped having breakfast just tea first thing and then water till lunch time, has eased it quite a bit.  Also quite tender around stomach hope that will ease too.
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    Brain fog goes with the loss of good bacteria and too much bad bacteria in the gut. So you need to put that balance right before that symptom and some or all of the others are put right too.
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    I have just stopped taking them after 3 /4 years they have made me gain weight and have ibs my joints all ache I stopped them 7 days ago and loss 7 lb 😀but I have to say I feel foggy and want to keep 😥😥very emotional and depressed feelings only just realised what these drugs do to your body hope it gets better 
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