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Hello, I was given omeprazole as part of a treatment for helicobacter about a year ago, but my gp recommended I stay on the tablets at 20mg per day for the foreseeable future. She believed I had gastritis but I have not had an endoscopy or formal diagnosis. Anyway, despite the omeprazole, I have been having daily nausea and regular chest, stomach and bowel pains as well as something like ibs.
I decided to do an experiment became I find it very odd that the ibs became an issue when I started omeprazole, so I reduced my dose to 10mg for a couple of weeks and the nausea pretty much disappeared and my stomach and bowels are much better. Sadly this has come as a cost though because I have been getting sore throats a lot of the time from acid I guess. I never really had this issue before I started taking these tablets so I belive it id a rebound effect rather than a genuine problem resurfacing. I will talk to my Dr soon because I don't want to be damaging my oesophagus but am worried she will just tell me to take 20mg forever because that's easiest for her. I have tried ranatidine but it made me feel absolutely dreadful so I vowed never to take it again. Has anyone else had these kind of issues with omeprazole? The more I read about it, the more I see how overprescribed it is, and how difficult people find it coming off them. Considering I took it on the first place to help with gastritis caused nausea, I'm jot happy to keep taking something that causes me such an unpleasant queasiness. I took a 20mf tablet last night because the sore throat thing was getting bad and sure enough, this morning I feel nauseous. Ugh. I wish I'd tried harder to stop these after my 8 weeks were up.
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