I have been taking esomeprazole for 4 days now

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and I think it may be causing uncomfortable stomach pain not unbearable but wearing. It may also

possibly be my ibs playing up . Has anyone else experienced stomach pain from esomeprazole if so do you take anything to counteract it - I tried a litlle bicarb of soda in water this morning and it

seemed to help a bit if only temporarily.

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    Despite being very effective a proportion of patients develop side effects to drugs like esomeprazole. The cause is uncertain but you can try a different ‘PPI’ (the class of drug esomeprazole belongs to) such as Lansoprazole. Alternatively, you can try one of the older generation drugs such as ranitidine. Finally, try and maximise as many of the lifestyle changes you can you to take pressure off your system.
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    Thank you. I have also been getting very fatigued and feeling generally wobbly, not exactly dizzy but feeling a bit unstable ( physically) not every day but most days. Should I tell my consultant or just persist with the medication hoping that the side effects will stabilise? I am quite careful with what and how much I eat and have

    raised the head of my bed and dont eat for about 3 hrs before bedtime. Actually a little scared by how I am

    feeling- generally peculiar. Anybody any advice. Presumably I should not stop the medication until my

    specialist agrees? I have been taking esomoaprazole for ten days now.

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    I had the same very same side effects - feeling a bit unsteady some of the time, not exactly dizzy but 'spaced out' a bit. It was most disturbing and scary. I also had severe palpitations - also scary. I have stopped the medication and now feel back to normal from that point of view. I still have the LPR symptoms but trying to cope with lifestyle changes, gavascon and renitidine when it is bad.

    I was on the medication for about 5 months and was complaining about the above symptoms but my doctor did not initially link them to side effects of the drug - it was only when I did extensive reading and then stopped them that it became obvious they were the cause.

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    Thank you for responding. I had been prescribed renitidine prior to esomaprozole but I have not yet taken it I believe it is less powerful than esom. do you take renitidine when you get symptoms. I am worse at night

    - I will try and speak to my gastro enterologist on MOnday to see if I can change medication.

    Although not nice for anyone I am relieved to know that I am not the only one suffering in this way.

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