Stomach problems

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I had an endoscopy 6 weeks ago. Only thing detected was oesophagitis Grade One. I was prescribed   Lansoprazine  for 12 weeks, to clear it up. The first few weeks of taking it were ok, but then I started to find myself unable to get a nights sleep, waking two or three times every night. I decided to stop taking it as worried about side effects.  

Over the last 3 days I’ve had awful indigestion, worse than ever known. Today I decided to take another Lansoprazine as I felt so unwell. Indigestion has gone, but now  I have the most awful left sided bloating and flatulence. I am prone to being a windy person , but this is excessive.

Is Lansoprazine likely to cause side effects such as sleep disturbance, indigestion from stopping it and flatulence? 

Don’t really know what to do next, except make an appointment to see GP. 


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    It probably is side effects from the Lansoprazole, I’ve quit PPI’s as there too dangerous. They can cause B12 deficiency, osteoporosis, dementia, fatty liver, and lots more illnesses. You could try ranitidine, there not as bad. 
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    Stopping a PPI cold turkey can cause acid rebound however I don’t know if lansaprazole can cause sleep dsturbance.  Omeprazole can cause sleep problems and that is why lansaprazle is often used now. 

    The sleep problems may be due to anxiety about your symptoms.  Your best bet is to see your doctor and ask if sleep disturbance is a side effect of your medication.


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