Stopped Lansoprazole for 2 days. Now in worse pain since stopping.....

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Hi,

I started taking Lansoprazole as I have suspected gastritis.

After 2 days of taking it I decided to stop as I fully read through the leaflet and done a lot of research and decided it probably wasn't for me.

Anyway I stopped taking it 4 days ago but am in worse pain then when I started it! Is this really possible after only 2 tablets?

I had a few side effects, but now the pain I had before taking it has now returned but on a worse scale!

Anyone else had this?

Many Thanks

Kirsty

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    If you are prescribed something by your doctor you shouldn’t suddenly stop taking it without consulting them first unless you have had a severe allergic reaction. Gastritis can be very painful and you can get an ulcer, that is why you were prescribed the Lansoprazole. I would take one as soon as possible and see your doctor and tell him/her what happened. 
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      I was suffering really bad with dizzy spells. And only being on them for 2 days I didn't think it'd do much harm coming off them

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      Well if you are worried contact your dr explain about your dizzy spells. Try and speak to someone today, I would be a little concerned to just suddenly stop especially as you say the pain is significantly worse. The dizziness could be from the gastritis. Try and get an emergency appointment otherwise you could end up really unwell.
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    Go back on the PPI to protect your stomach lining.  Stopping them suddenly could have caused acid rebound.  If they don’t agree with you, see your doctor again for advice.
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      Hi

      Thanks for your reply. I thought seen as I was only on them for a couple of days coming off them wouldn't cause acid rebound would it?

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      I don’t know if the acid rebound could start after a few days.  I can’t find anything on this.   However, stopping them quickly isn’t advised if you have gastritis.  I would tell your doctor if you reacted badly to them and ask for something else.
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    She doesn't even know if she has gastritis. By stopping after 2 days is not the meds. Call your doctor and have him truly see I'd you have this. I seen 2 doctors. The first doctor told me I have gastritis without even testing me. The other doctor said I had an ulcer just by looking at me. What a joke. I wouldn't take that mad without a true diagnosis.

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