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Just over two weeks ago I was prescribed naproxen for a ongoing shoulder complaint that I have had. As advised, the next day I took 1 tablet with lunch and another with dinner. The next morning I was doubled over in pain in the centre of my back and stomach. I booked an emergency doctors appointment and they prescribed me omeprazole ( which it turns out they should have done alongside the naproxen ) and this seemed to help a little. However after 1 week I woke up and for most of the day felt awful. Aches and pains all over my body and bad diarrhoea. Please note that ever since I have taken naproxen my stools have been loose anyway but this was proper diarrhoea. Only twice, but I decided to stop taking the omeprazole as the medication scares me, especially after having such a horrible reaction to naproxen. Anyway, the days following I have been miserable. Weak, tired, not able to concentrate because of the anxiety of not actually getting better. I’ve lost 10lbs in two weeks and it’s pretty horrible. However, after another visit to the doctors they have prescribed me peptac peppermint liquid to drink after meals and at night. I have been following a gastritis diet and seem to have been able to manage the stomach pain. But have still been taking the peptac as suggested. My tummy is making very loud gurgling noises all the time, especially when I lay down. And every morning I wake at 4am and feel anxious and need to open my bowels. It’s like clockwork. I have to have blood tests tomorrow to see what’s going on, but this is the longest I have ever been ill in my life. Always very healthy before. I have mild ibs but it’s not that bad, just occasionally got bloated or constipated. But this is on another level. I’ve had to take an entire week off of work which is not ideal. Has anyone else ever had anything like this before? Please note I’m no longer on naproxen or omeprazole. Just managing with peptac and diet. Tia.
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