My experiences of stopping taking Lansoprazole

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Like everybody on here I take Lansoprazole for stomach problems.

There are lots of experiences on here of the side effects people get when taking them but;

What effects do people get when stopping taking it?

I think it would be very interesting to find out as I cannot find anything on the internet listing any effects the people have when stopping it and how long they last?

If you have any experience positive and negative could you reply here!

It may be useful to everyone.

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    I have been taking Lanzoprazole on and off for around 2 years. Usually a 2 or 3 month course of 30mg. then I stop taking them until I need to again.

    In the past, after I have stopped taking them, it usually took a month or two for the symptoms to come back. However, last time I really put my mind to taking the doctors advice on diet and found that it was just over 3 months before I needed to take them again and even then I only started taking them then because I didn't want it to get really bad.

    Things that I did that helped include cutting out red meat, no fried food, no alcohol in an shape or form, no processed food (only cooked from scratch so I know what is in it), no vinegar, no black pepper or chillies (spicy food), some breads and cheeses, and no eating for 2 hours before bed time (sometimes longer) and no liquids either.

    another really important thing to get to know is when you are full to stop eating. Eating too much doesn't help either.

    Good luck, it is really difficult to keep up and you will find that most sandwich shops, restaurants etc don't sell food that you can actually eat without problems.

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    I stopped them the other day, I am not getting heartburn but getting a feeling like something is stuck in my throat. It's keeping me awake at night.

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    I am trying to get a good list of experiences everybody has when they stop taking Lansoprazole.

    The majority on here must have stopped and started again?

    Post what you felt, let others know!!!

    We are all on this medication and each experience can help others understand what they are going through!!

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    I have been on Lans since November 2008, I was given a 2 months supply.

    When that supply run out at the end of January I started to get the feeling my throat was blocked.

    No heatburn at first just the block throat feeling, however after 10 days the heatburn returned.

    Its the throat symptoms that are worse than the heartburn, eating an apple I thought I would never be able to swallow.

    Back on another 2 months course of Lans, see how it goes (15mg 1 x daily)

    Must add the Lans does solve the problems of block throat and hearburn, also very little in the way of side effects, little bit of dizziness here and there and maybe a couple of headaches from time to time.

    But not sure if it is the lans as my job means I spent 6 hours a day in front of a computer screen so headaches are common.

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      Hi there. I know u put this post on over a year ago but just wanted to ask as ur post seems very similar to how I'm feeling 🙀 I've been on/off with PPIs for about 12-18 mths symptoms varying. However of late I've been getting quite often a sore throat, occasional tickly cough and that blocked throat feeling! It's awful sad I worry then and don't know whether I make it worse bring anxious. Been taking lansopramole for just a week now but worried because symptoms aren't easing that the damage won't be repairable? I'm I not being patient enough? 🤔
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    Have you actually tried stopping yet because I want to try soon but I am worried about the adverse effects. I want to stop because I am also worried that this drug may be bad for the body eg weakens bones, What else?

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    i stopped taking lansoprazole about 3 weeks ago, i was only on them about a month, i have had watery diahorrea ever since and am now feeling nausious

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    I have been getting headaches like migraine but not as severe, few stomach aches but tolerable and also tired, hoping all this will pass in time
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    I have been on 30mg Lansoprazole for more years than I can remember for stomach acid/+ heartburn.

    Within these years,I have had severe Constipation,and have been given quite a few meds for the constipation,(which clears it for a while ) but it always returns...

    Just recently (about 3-4 weeks ago) I stopped taking them,(I believe the Lansoprazole made me constipated)

    I told my doctor this,and doctor said...No....Lansoprazole did NOT cause it) doctor ,imo did not read the side effects of this drug...

    I am Not saying this med effects everyone this way,it doesn't........but it effected me...

    I am pleased this drug and it's Toxins are now leaving my fact,now I am no longer constipated...

    I now have a repeat prescription for Advanced/ Double Action Gaviscon for my acid tummy/heartburn...

    I am so relieved,that I stopped taking this drug...

    I get some stomach,and lower back aches at the moment, (withdrawal symptoms) but I reckon,they are caused by the Toxins waiting to leave my body,in a natural way...

    I take No other medication,only one Capsule for High Blood Pressure per day...

    I have had an Endoscopy,and I am waiting to see a surgeon end of November...for the outcome of that procedure...I am keeping fingers crossed that I do not have an ulcer,or whatever...

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      Hi, I've been on Lansoprazol for 16 months, today I have come of it after experiencing excruciating pain in my stomach, I've been constipated for 3 months, my stomach feels like it's getting worse than when I started it. Initially I was taking it for Heartburn/indegestion/acid reflux. I have also got gastritis, but I have decided to fast, then totally change my diet, to a mostly alkali diet. I can't get any food down without severe pain, so ivd been on water and Buttermilk. I am also on Ramapril, for high blood pressure, hoping to come of that as well in the near future. A good probiotic would probably be better than medicines that cause suppression.

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