Ranitidine and feeling unwell

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I had a spell on omeprazole for constant indigestion, which didn’t suit me. I was then put on ranitidine whilst awaiting endoscopy and been on it for 8 weeks. Not had camera yet. 

In the last week I’ve felt really unwell on it, at least I think it’s the medication making me feel ill.

I have lots of bloating and just feel that my stomach isn’t digesting food properly. Also constipated.

Another problem is  feelings of anxiety. Feel like food is remaining in my stomach for too long. 

Would appreciate advice on how come off the ranitidine. Can I cease taking it or need to gradually come off it. 

Thanks

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    Ask your GP to change it to another similar medication...there are 4-5 tipes of similar product...

    The same was doing to me omeprazole...bloating..indigestion...even anxiety....

    Switch and test...one should fit you....

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    You could ask a pharmacist how to get off of ranitidine.
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      There is a reason why he is on it.... pharmacist may not know any of his symptoms or previous conditions.... i would strongly disagree here and play it safe with GP. With all respect. But thats me.

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    Hi i would like you to check a few things out.

    1. Hpylori test

    2. Hows your Digestive Enzymes Funtioning .

    3.Pancreas.

    4. Bacteria Overgrowth and Check for Parasites.

    5. Your gut is the second brain so the relationship between Anxiety and the gut is closely synced.

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      Thanks for your response.

      I had a blood test and haemoglobin was normal, so they didn’t think I had ulcer or h pylori. 

      I’m having to wait several more weeks for my endoscopy, so unsure how to get the checks done, as no one seems interested, especially my GP.

      Unfortunately the acid tummy problems is making me anxious and I’m even having palpitations now. I’m a cancer survivor nearly 6 years now, but they don’t think my gastric problems are related, but understandably, I’m anxious. I’ve not been fast tracked as they don’t consider it urgent. 

      Thinking about ordering a h pylori test online to do at home.

      To be honest, I’ve lost all faith in our health service! 

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      Whats your diet like ?

      Is it the Gastroenterologist doing the Endoscopy?

      If not get a specialist. If they are demand the test why else are there. They problem is the dont understand that answers in any direction lead to somewhere and also it is less stress on you the patient. Drink water with a ph 8 and up. And coconut water is good also. Baking Soda in a glass of water also helps. Get that pylori test done its important

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