Does Lansoprazole cause long terms side effects even when you stopped taken it?

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Hello everyone,

I have a bit of a dilemma here.

As I was coughing almost every morning I suspected I had gastric reflux so I was put on Lansoprazole. I started taking this medication on 9th April 2018 and stopped it on 14th June 2018. The reflux problem has lessened but I had an episode of Vertigo on 18/6/18 shortly after I stopped taking this med. It passed but what worries me most is that, since I've started taking Lansoprazole, and even after I've stopped, I get this weird sensation that my mouth is getting weak on one side and I'm struggling to swallow on an empty mouth. This doesn't happen all time but it's a recurrent and scary feeling. I just hope it's the effect of Lansoprazole and that it will go away completely. Anyone with a similar experience?

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Karine

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    Hi karine,

    I quit taking my meds thinking that i was ok already but had vertigo which was the ugliest side effect i think but no drs want to confirm it. I started taking omeprazole 40 mg cause i have this weird sensations on my chest & cough in the morning.

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      Thanks for your reply. From what you're saying it could be that Lansoprazole gives these horrible side effects for a while even when you stop taking it. Doctors will never admit that medications cause side effects.

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      Exactly, i wad referred to a dr for my vertigo  and he told me he was wondering how come i was referred to him in the first place. He prescribed me anti nausea which i didn’t buy when my problem is dizxiness and not vomiting. I hate this feeling like there’s gurgling in my chest . It is only relieved with higher dose of omeprazole. I take mine at night.
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      thank you ffmffm7,

      I only did that due to discomfort I was feeling.  I do not recommend that to anyone without seeking medical consultation.

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    Hi, I must note that you shouldn't quit cold turkey.

    Moreover, I'm not sure but swallowing problem may be related to reflux/IBS. The fact that your mouth is week and you have vertigo could be related to something else, I don't want to scare you but it looks like the symptoms of stroke, so call the emergency but I hope it's nothing serious.

     

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    Hi, I must note that you shouldn't quit cold turkey.

    Moreover, I'm not sure but swallowing problem may be related to reflux/IBS. The fact that your mouth is week on one side and you have vertigo could be related to something else, I don't want to scare you but it looks like the symptoms of stroke, so call the emergency but I hope it's nothing serious.

     

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