Posted , 4 users are following.
Just thought some on here might find my experience with Lansoprazole useful.
Since about 1993 I have been suffering a terrible acid stomach. It used to make me feel bloated, acidic and sick. It got so bad that I stopped eating during the day and just had one meal in the evening as close to bed time as possible. Then about 10 years ago I went to the doctors and got prescribed Zoton (Lansoprazole), all was good in the world, one 15mg tablet in the morning and I could eat again.
This brought the problem of weight gain, I put on about two stones so about 10 years ago I went on a diet. No alcohol, potatoes and wheat sort of thing. Whilst I was on the diet I didn’t take the Zoton, it struck me that I didn’t get the bloated acid problem. When I came off the diet I started eating normally again and the symptoms immediately started again so I tried excluding a few things until I discovered my symptoms only occurred when I ate wheat.
I came off Zoton for about a year and just avoided wheat. That sounds easy doesn’t it? It isn’t, it’s in absolutely everything. I used to think of wheat as being bread and pasta, it’s in Oxo’s chrisps, oven chips, most sauces, beer, sausages, breaded ham, in short most processed food contains it because it’s cheap. I have to be so careful what I eat and have to check the ingredients on everything. I find it difficult to eat out and can never eat a sauce or gravy. It is incredibly sensitive, any wheat at all will set it off. I once took a bite of a cereal bar without thinking, spat it out without chewing or swallowing any of it and felt sick for two days.
I moved to France where the culture seems to revolve round the devil grain and being wheat free is a lot harder so I started taking Lansoprazole again (Zoton became hard to get in the UK, here it’s impossible). I have been taking a generic brand of it for 3 years and have just stopped again to see if it’s causing some side effects. These effects are so slow coming on I didn’t even think of the Lansoprazole. I have been suffering terrible insomnia for the last two years and it’s getting worse. I go to bem drop off quickly then wake again after three hours or so. I have also been suffering really bad depression, just like a big black cloud coming over me and there is nothing I can do about it. It’s very early days to say if not taking the meds has made a difference but I am sleeping much better. Fingers crossed.
So, all you people who are suffering the same symptoms as me, have you tried going completely wheat free? It might be worth a try.
Sorry for the long post.
0 likes, 7 replies