Lansoprazole brain fog concentration problems?

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Can ppi medications like lansoprazole cause brain fog and concentration problems? I have been on 30mg of lansoprazole for nearly 8 years and have been getting on and off brain fog concentration problems that can be so bad that I feel like I have a severe learning disability when I feel like this. Out of no where now and again its as if I can't concentrate at all and have really bad brain fog, it's such a debilitating feeling. I am just wondering if being on 30mg of lansoprazole for so long could be causing this? 

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    Have you been on lansoprazole daily for 8 years, how old are you? Why don't you try to switch temporarily to H2 blockers for a month or so 150mg- 300mg and see if the brain fog disappears. If it stays, I doubt that it is from the PPIs

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      I am 26, I was on omeprazole 20mg from 2009 until 2012 and then on lansoprazole 30mg from 2012 until now. I took the omeprazole and lansoprazole everyday until recently, the last few months I have just been taking a lansoprazole if the heartburn gets so severe I can't take it, so over the last few months I have usually only took lansoprazole once or twice per week. The last lansoprazole I took this week was on Tuesday and I woke up today with pretty severe heartburn, but I took some baking soda and water and the heartburn went away, but tonight the heartburn started getting pretty bad again and I took some baking soda and water again and the heartburn has went away again.

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    i used to take  lans   30mg  a day but switched to ranidinte  150mg  per day plus sticking to a low carb diet  and i have found everything managable - if acid gets worse again i will try and work between the two - 8 years is a long time try and switch to raniditine and see how you go and whether the brain problems go.  i did find lans made me hot and cold at times and muscle pains.
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    William,

    This is indeed one of the signs of magnesium deficiency which can be caused by chronic exposure to ppis.   If you are able, it is highly recommended to be on a magnesium supplement.  

    Good luck. 

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    This is exactly what I was trying to find out as I have been experiencing the same thing exactly. I have been on Lansoprazole since 2004. 

    Now concentration is difficult especially when I try to study. This was never the case with me before. I had a sharp mind and when I set my mind to read something that’s just what I would do. I feel I have to use more effort while driving. It’s almost as if my mind jumps or races.

    Now depending on when I take it in the morning, it also sometimes affects my mood.  

    I know this because when I skip taking it my mood is fine. But then I have to put up with abdominal pain and reflux.

    I always have it 10-30 minutes before food.

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