OMEPRAZOLE SIDE EFFECTS AFTER 1 MONTH OFF... NEED ADVICE (omep ruined my life.. UPDATE)

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So I had been taking omeprazole from jan-may of 2018. I've been off omeprazole for about a month and im still experiencing side effects.. still have frequent urination and neuropathy... I had my kidney function checked and a urinalysis and both said normal. I can't believe this.. I never had any of this before this awful med. I'm just wondering if this is going to stop at some point. Has anyone experienced side effects after stopping this ppi? I wonder if these are permanent? Can someone share their experience being off this med? Does this ever stop? I don't understand it.. 

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    I got sick after 4 days on it took a week to feel better. Was nauseous and extreme belching just awful
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    Was on a PPI for 3 days...got very bloated, and constipated...They didn't help with my pain ,so I stopped them...soon as I stopped them..my symptoms eased...I get better relief from Gaviscon...or mastic gum..

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    Are you a diabetic?  Those don't really sound like side effects from Omeprazole, especially such a short time on it.  I have been on and off it since the 90's, and am now on a maintenance dose of 10 mg a day.  I feel fine.

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    I have not heard of those symptoms as being related to PPI drugs.  PPi drugs basically prevent stomach acid from being produced, thus the side effects are normally related to nutritional deficiencies caused by not breaking down proteins and mineral Malabsorption. 

    Most side effects of PPI abrupt discontinuation would be digestive related, such as constant stomach burning or acid revenge. 

    Taking PPI drugs is basically like not eating enough to sustain health.  First you do need to be checked for diabetes.  I ended up being diabetic after 3 years of PPI drugs. 

    In the meantime I recommend extreme nutrition through juicing if possible.  Blending organic vegetables is my second choice.  Raw organic vegetable are the main source of vitamins and minerals.  Add some fruit as you can tolerate it.  You can get over this if you are determined to change your diet. 

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    For one thing do not take medical advise from people that are not doctors.

    People she is asking you if you have the same damn problems she does not need you to be an air chair doctor

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      Heidi , you are so true this medicine omeprazole is a poison you're only supposed to be on it for 14 days and I was on it for 10 years I am suffering numerous Medical affirmative and I had a hard time getting off of it it took me two years and I'm still sick I have bladder problems I have kidney problem I have gastrointestinal problems right as soon as I stop taking it I had all these problems do not take this pill it is a poison

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      I can vouch for the original poster. Coming off ppi gave me neuropathy, return gastritis and now pruritus. These are absolutely rare but they are side effects seen in ppi patients. The Mayo clinic and Cleveland clinic have documented cases of this. If your stomach isn't completely healed or back to it's regular state, hypersecretion can cause nerve damage or irritate the nerves in the stomach

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    It gave stomach issues big time, constapation, nausea, bealching then I got on antibiotics for something else that made it worse. Been over a week and my body still not right
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    I had the same experience taking a different PPI - took ages to get off it (was on it for over a year) and then after some weeks symptoms were better but not gone and original problems still there to some degree (gerd etc.) but improved due to my deciding to change diet radically.  My GP suggested trying Ranitadine and I have found it good - just asked for prescription dose to be dropped from 150 to 75 - and use it in conjunction with Gavascon using when I need to - rarely take the full daily dose.  She says it does help heal as well as relieve and confirms that doesn't have side effects which come with PPI's - so why didn't she suggest originally I wonder!!  I have also upped my exercise as I could do with loosing some weight and trying to really avoid the trigger foods - for me dark chocolate, coffee and bread - definitely gets worse when I slip into old patterns of eating!  Generally speaking the original indigestion etc. much, much better so am hoping to improve further.  Good luck - I think you can recover but it takes time and probably lifestyle changes are very important. 

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    Olivia, I have your same symptoms plus itching everywhere. You are not alone in this in coming off ppis.
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