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Sorry for all the long text, if you dont wish to read the wall of text, then my question is
anyone has bad side effects with omperazole but when they tried nexium they did not experience any?
I need some advice regarding my gastritis that has been going on for almost a year. I went a long course of steroids and antibiotics that caused gastritis which i was not aware of for u months, at the end of january i was diagnosed with gastritis and given pantoprazole 40mg x 2 a day and zantac 300mg x 2 a day, after the first week my reflux got much improved but that was replaced with horrible stomach pains, a stinging pain that would prevent me from sitting or standing, almost like my rib cage was rubbing on my stomach and making it sting and making me reflux acid by inducing a cough. So spent 12 weeks in bed only getting up to eat once every 2 hours. I was too scared to come off them or change so 12 weeks of hell and finally did and endoscopy that said no gastritis was present or helicobacteria. Since my diet for the last 12 weeks had been chicken and only rice decided to try some home made fruit juices and this seem to make the pain under my rib cage return and felt like my gastritis had flared up a bit, at this pint was so fed up and specialy the pantoprazole that made any gastritis pain amplifly. I decided to change to omeprazole and tried first only 20mg but started to get pains in the back of my kidneys like a burning pain, then tried 40mg but that was not covering me for whole day so upped to 60mg worked well too well, i was having breathing issues like as is someone had put weight in my stomach just under my diaphragm, very hard to explain, so went back to pantoprazole.
At this point i was so fed up and still believing the doctors that i had no gastritis i decided to cut the pantoprazole cold turkey just could not bare the pain any longer, so i cut the night time dose at 9pm by 2am i was on the floor with horrid stomach pains and acid reflux, i was having sever burning pains in my stomach where i had felt gastritis in januarry. Anyhow my gastritis went from bad to horriddddddde, i could not breath well for 7 weeks after and went back on pantoprazole and now the stomach pains caused by it are 10x worse than before. i am refluxing constantly because its like aomething is touching my rib cage, its a horrible stinging pain like someone is rubbing salt into a cur and it cases me stinging pains to shoot into my left lef and back and sometimes into my heart and this is much worser if i stand or sit. So i am now 100% bed ridden, before by laying on my left side i could avoid all this pains but now that only reduced a little and i get constant reflux burning my osaphagus and its painful but also triggers my asthma and constant breathing problems. I am so desparate that i wish i could just go back to the way i was before i stooped the pantoprazole.
The consultants thinks the endoscopy results are still correct and i dont have gastritis even though i have all the gastritis symptoms and refuse to send me for another endoscopy. They refuse to believe fruit juices flared my gastrits and the pain could be my nerves in the stomach got burnt by huge acid rebound by me stopping ppi. This does not make sense since the fruit juices causing me gastritis pain was before me stopping the pii.
I think i had a little gastritis from the fruit juices and stopping ppi just made it hell.
I am desparate for help but feel like i have been left to heal myself, the GI refuse to change me from pantoprazole and next appointment is 3 months time. My GP is thankfully supportive and has agreed to help me change ppi.
I have been given choice of nexium and lansoprazole. I want to try nexium or osemeprazole as its called. But was wondering if anyone has had side effects with omperazole but not nexium(osemeprazole)?
the reason i ask is because i know they are similar chemical composition but one is S enantiomer only (nexium) so am scared it might cause me similar side effects as omeprazole.
an worried they both might not work and that is it there is nothing wlse left to try. Zantac does nothing for me and fear of getting gastritis like i has after i stoped omperazole has put fear into evey cell in my body. I am going through nighmare of a time, not sure i can put up with pantoprazole pain anymore. I dont know what to anymore, i have fallen behind my univeesity studies by a year and lost my job practically. I cant get off the meds but cant live with them.
also scared that nexium might take 5-7 days to work so i might be in the gutters with bad gastritis worsening which is another fear.
I cant afford to go private for another endoscopy or to GI so not sure what to so here.
I am so fee up of eating every 2 hours upnto 12x a day everyday for last 6 months almost and laying down all day and being bed ridden.
i sometimes feel like ending it all, really cant continue like this anymore
really have no hope left anymore, these ppi and steroids are evil drugs, i am much worser than when i started off. I would of never taken them if i knew this is my future on them. I would drop ppi and tollerate the pain no matter how bad as long as it did not triger my asthma, if they could remove my stomach i would and if i dont get better i might just start asking for this, because i cant take this crap anymore. Its the breathing problem that freaks me out.
thank you all for reading and any help you can offer.
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