Ppis and diarrhoea problem

Posted , 4 users are following.

My consultant wants me to take double dose ppi along with ranatadine 300mg at night. Problem is I have sibo, hiatal hernia and ibs, and even 20mg nexium give me incredibly loose stools and lots of gas.

Also tried lansoprazole and Rabeprazole on standard dose, same loose stools and diarrhoea and ibs worse.

Problem is I'm getting burning in my mouth/throat and bad nausea without.

Is there any ppi that won't cause the loose stools?

0 likes, 4 replies


4 Replies

  • Posted

    Only for a few days ages ago when my stomach was a bit more settled. Might be worth a try. Think I'm doomed to 900mg Ranatadine only thing I can tolerate (yes, ridiculous dose but my gp willing to give it to me).

    Report Reply
  • Posted

    4 years ago I also had numerous digestive issues. Stomach burning, acid reflux, bloating, small intestinal obstructions, nausea and vomiting, ibs, gas.

    6 doctors could not figure out what the problem was. I ended up taking a number of different PPi drugs, and worked very well at first. But, within a year I was having numerous side effects, no energy and newly diagnosed diabetes.

    I decided that to truly improve my health I would need to improve my nutrition and work on my issues one at a time. I started juicing vegetables and fruit and having a large smoothie twice a day. That immediately helped my digestion. I also added organic probiotic yogurt 4 times a day. New research has found that probiotic capsules do not work. They end up in the small intestine and cause issues. The body can also forget how to balance out the good bacteria and become dependent on the probiotics. Yogurt has always been safe.

    I also started using carbonated water to strengthen my esophageal sphincter to reduce acid reflux.

    Drink 8 to 10 oz of fresh carbonated water. Hold down the burp for 5 minutes. Then release the burp. It will be difficult at first but you will soon figure it out. Do this 5 times a day.

    Each week add 5 minutes to the sessions. After 3 weeks you should be up to 20 minute sessions. Keep this up until your acid reflux is resolved and you can sleep flat without any reflux.

    Everybody is different so let me know how your doing and if there is any pain or if your sphincter does not hold any pressure. You can get better but drugs are not the answer. Regards, John

    Report Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up