PPI medication, scared to start it.

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Hi I was wondering if anyone could give me any of their advice on PPIs please. I have suffered with acid reflux for years and I have just been prescribed omeprazole by my doctor. This will sound silly but I have a really strong phobia of vomiting that sometimes stops me doing everyday things sometimes. I know nearly every medication you read says there may be a side effect of vomiting, but I was wondering if anyone else had taken these and what/ if any side effects they experienced please? 

Thank you. 

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    Took it for years, never had any vomiting or upset tummy, nothing like that. Only thing I think it caused was a bit of hair loss at my temples! But nothing major.
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    I have been taking various PPI's since 2001 (far too long I know but what else is there?? ) and cannot say that I have experienced any noticeable side effects from them.

    Nausea or vomiting must be very rare as it is listed as incidence not known.

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    Hi mechelle I've been taking PPI medication for about five years and never had a feeling of sickness it must be a very rare occurrence for that to happen if I was you I would try them I'm sure you will be fine 


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