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I have been taking Omeprazole for many years, mainly to protect my stomach from the occasional use of Naproxen for arthritis. I take max dosage now as I was diagnosed with a small hiatus hernia about 12 months ago. Over the last few months I have had the odd episode of feeling a little sick, slight right side pain and generally feeling under the weather. I had my gall bladder removed 8 years ago so not that. GP sent me for a stomach, liver, spleen and pancreas scan all OK. Great news. However I still felt "off" and developed the odd ache and pain in my joints. I'd joined a gym (to get some weight off to help the HH and acid reflux) I thought it was the gym. I then developed all over pain, muscle cramps & spasm, indigestion, pins and needles all over the place, bad sleeping patterns and many other things. I had been bitten by a tick in June and dr suspected Lymes disease. I've just finished a lengthy course of Doxycycline and felt worse at the end of it. I've seen another GP today who has asked for blood tests for hormone levels (I'm 53) test for Lymes bacteria and, as he is pretty sure, a test for my magnesium levels. He says there is a connection with long term use of Omperazole (PPI's) and lowered magnesium. Although I feel so ill I also feel there is light at the end of the tunnel now. Anyone else had this problem? How long does it take to get better? I truly havent felt this ill in years. I have gone from going to the gym 3 or 4 times a week to dragging myself about the house and needing to sleep in the day. Any advise would be gratefully received. Thank you xx
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