Lanzoprazole stomach pain

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Hi there,

I started taking Lanzoprazole 2 weeks ago due to having some excess acid, and having had problems with skin itching on Omeprazole.

The past 11 days have been hell with a loss of appetite, dropping weight, and more worryingly a chronic and terrible burning pain above my belly button and into my back. Also horrendous anxiety.

I've been to my gp and accident and emergency and god knows what as I couldn't sleep for more than an hour each night over the last 8 days.

As a desperation tactic I tried stopping them 2 days ago... Today. No pain.. Has anyone else experienced similar


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    hi peter, im on lanzaprozole a number of years now and my side affects include joint pain for which i wear tight strapping when necessary. im taking them so long that i will have bad acid problems if i give them up. i have heard that they sometimes cause more problems than not.

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    waffenamp is correct. PPIs are mostly ok in the short term but are known to be bad long term when it comes to side effects. A better medication all around is a H2 receptor antagonist of which there are many brands,. Side effects of H2s are much more tolerable. In my case, I took Nizatidine and had no side effects.

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    Hi after severe acid reflux for over a year i gave in to gp and chose to take lansoprazole. It work but did find it caused severe constipation and after a few weeks some symptoms came back. I do suspect it caused me some joint pain and occasionaly had burning pain in stomach which went through to back but i had that before taking it so not sure.

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    I have just come across this forum and I an thankful as I need advice. I saw my doctor around 2 months ago for bad daily heartburn, they put me on Lanzoprazole for a course of a month and it worked perfectly no issues. After the course ended I left it and within 4 days the heartburn was back. Another Dr trip and another course started. Now the issue... after a few weeks again taking the tablets, i missed a couple of days and then 5 days ago started taking them again... now for 3 days ive had really bad stomach pain around my belly button..what should i do? could the tablets be causing this? pls help cant contact my doctor as its the weekend. Thanks.

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