Weight gain after using Omeprazole

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Has anyone else experienced severe weight gain after being on Omeprazole for a long time. Any attempt tp lose weight by restricting calorie intake have been in vain.

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    Hello. may I ask you if you had any problems with swollen feet and legs,

    caused by thi drug.?? Do you take a big dose, and what do you take it for ??

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      My mother has come under a new practice, and the doctor decide that 

      she should have a20mg dose of  Omepr---- in spite of the fact that it

      did not agree with her and sent her  stupid, but no, he insisted and her 

      feet and legs blew up, and he will not take her off them  Because. HE  

      IS A DOCTOR AND KNOWS BEST. I have asked him more than once, 

      and as my mother is 97 and needs less drugs ,not more, I am now 

      thinkingof reporting him for malpractice   ,She has turned into a Zombie


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    Weigh gain can be one of the metabolic side effects of taking ppis - it's listed at drugs.com. I'm neither a doctor nor a scientist but It makes sense to me that by inhibiting acid production, the stomach doesn't process food properly and so it can end up stored in the body as fat.
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      Veronica, As you said in your OP that you have been on Omeprazole for a long time I'm assuming it's for reflux and not because of an ulcer or h. pylori. Or do you have to take it to counteract the effects of other medication, nsaids for example? I ask because I wondered if you had ever tried to control GERD by diet alone. I know it can be done as I did it myself after suffering very bad side effects from Omeprazole (and others in the ppi family). It took a long time to figure out exactly what the GERD triggers were but I did get there in the end and have been GERD free for a few years now. If you do reduce the dose or come off altogether be prepared for a period of bad days as the stomach goes back to producing more acid. For me, the worst trigger is chocolate. It was hard to give up but I feel so much better for it and, of course, it helps with weight control. Good luck.
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      It will have been. It well might be worth halving the dose to help with the weight but still expect to get some adverse reaction as the stomach starts to produce more acid again as I said before.
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