Nexium and bone loss

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It has recently been reported that taking Nexium (or drugs of this type) can cause bone loss in women. I have been taking Nexium for over a year and have begun to devlop leg aches and back aches. Could this be due to bone loss; and if so, what type of calcium should I be taking to help prevent bone loss? Or should I stop taking Nexium altogether? NOTE: I am also taking high blood pressure medication, as well as Lipitor and Tricor.
Nexium itself does not cause bone loss, but it may decrease the absorption of drugs and vitamins. Nexium may decrease the absorption of calcium and vitamin D leading to bone loss.
Nexium 80 mg bid is a very high dose and there should be a concern for pernicious anemia and bone loss. Your doctor should suggest a blood test and bone scan while taking this high dose of Nexium.
Fortunately, the Barrett's has healed completely, but I am concerned that continued use of Nexium may result in loss of bone and eventual hip fracture. I take calcum, vitamin D, (and other supplements) and exercise regularly, but I can feel my bones "thinning down" (fingers and toes). Is there anything else I should be doing to keep my bone strength up?
look its your choice there is a sensible way of taking nexium and keeping fit and taking nexium and eating non-healthy, cheers.
I found numerous articles that states there are side effects and certain people taking action. Such side effects as osteoporosis, bone loss, bone deterioration, and in some instances avascular necrosis (dead bone). Prior to my first replacement, x-rays showed my hip as being dead. Do you think Nexium could have played a part in this? I truly believe, in my heart, that if I didn’t take Nexium, then I wouldn’t have had to endure my first replacement.
food, smelly wind, sore bowels, itchy nd burning bottom. Iv put lots.of weight on and have bone and joint pain 24-7. I feel original symptoms were due to emotional problems and depression not being treated, my doc is not interested in.helping cus of budget cuts, I'm.
I too have bone loss after TX. I'm 55 years old and I'm just a hair of a point short of being full-blown osteoporosis. I posted about this on another Hep C forum where I have a couple of very good female friends that are my same age and they went through TX for the same length of time that I did at about the same time I did. After I found out about my osteopenia, I suggested they get tested. They did get their bone density tests and they found out that they also have osteoporosis now.
You can do some research online about Nexium and immune suppression and see what turns up. Google is a great search engine. I haven't found anything that indicates immune system suppression but there are a considerable number of side effects to careful about. Those side effects can lead to a decline in overall health. I took Nexium for 10 weeks and I couldn't tolerate it at 40mg. It really messes my system up. Although I may try to use the 20 mg. My vision is definitely affected by Nexium.
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
weight bearing exercises are extremely important to decrease bone loss. we get so weak and anemic during tx, we stop exercising which leads to more bone loss. For those on the long haul tx, procrit should be considered in order to keep this loss at a minimum.
At one point, I had gone to a doctor for stomach problems, and he told me I had a borderline Peptic Ulcer, and put me on Prilosec, which really worked well, and helped control the acid reflux. I was doing some research on this Hyoid Bone, and when you have problems with the acid reflux, it can cause a lot of problems in your throat, which I'm sure you are familar with, and the acid reflux can actually cause tumors in the throat, and they can become cancerous.
I'm so desperate and I'm hoping someone can shed some light to help me....I'm at a loss and scared that no one is taking me seriously - - - this is not all in my head - - - this pain is real and these symptoms are real. History: I am a 37 year old male who recently got married (may 2007) and in August 2007 we found out we were having a baby. In the meantime, I was going to school and trying to maintain a 4.
After 2 years on Nexium I developed Osteoprosis. Lost 40% bone density bcoz of loss of calcium. You need acid to build up calcium. So i stop Nexium and went on Calcium regimen. Also, I drink Water every hour and before sleeping and halfway in my sleep i drink a glass of water to stabilize stomach acid. It works, No more Nexium for more than a year now. Goodbye Nexium hello Water !!!! read here as well: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-20536-Nexium+Oral.
I'm so desperate and I'm hoping someone can shed some light to help me....I'm at a loss and scared that no one is taking me seriously - - - this is not all in my head - - - this pain is real and these symptoms are real. History: I recently got married (may 2007) and in August 2007 we found out we were having a baby. In the meantime, I was going to school and trying to maintain a 4.0 average, working on a house (that ended up falling through) and working 40 hours a week.
The pain was from my breast bone area to an inch or two above my belly button and radiated to my back and I had right side tenderness. An ultra sound revealed one small gallstone so I ended up having my gallbladder removed in December and yet I'm still having problems. How long does it take to see improvement when starting to take a PPI? Do my symptoms sound like they could be related to reflux? Could my change in diet and the weight loss somehow triggered this problem?
Taking Nexium (was 2x per day now 1x), several rounds of different antibiotics (both in and out of the hospital), large doses of anti-inflamatory drugs, anti-depressant drugs, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-nausea drugs, muscle relaxers, nettipot for my sinuses, mucinex, zyrtec, claritin.
Extensive fecal loss of potassium and subsequent hypokalemia may cause ECG changes, muscle weakness, and nephrosis. Flushing is occasionally observed.
The pain was from my breast bone area to an inch or two above my belly button and radiated to my back and I had right side tenderness. An ultra sound revealed one small gallstone so I ended up having my gallbladder removed in December and yet I'm still having problems. How long does it take to see improvement when starting to take a PPI? Do my symptoms sound like they could be related to reflux? Could my change in diet and the weight loss somehow triggered this problem?
The started me on Entocort and Nexium and I feel pretty good really since my surgery. They're still not sure if I actually have Crohns or not. I don't know why a diagnosis is so hard to find here. The ulceration and inflamation is in the terminal ileum where you usually see Crohns and my surgery said 97% probability of Crohns but now they're not sure. If I do have it I apparently have a mild case of it. Hopefully, we'll find out soon. I hope any of this helps.
Moderating alcohol intake has a direct effect on bone strength. Drinking heavily increases calcium absorption from bone and decreases bone density and strength. Excessive drinking also leads to falls which can be a cause of fragility fractures. Carbonated colas also promote absorption of calcium from bone. Excessive cola consumption should also be avoided. 6. Stop Smoking. Smoking is toxic to your bones.
They took a urine sample and blood and an ultrasound. The urine and blood showed I had an intestine infection and a UTI. The unltrasound showed everything normal. They put me on a medicine for an ulcer and nexium for precaution. Also an antiboditic for the infection. They sent me to a Gastrointestinal Specialists. He ordered a EGD and a HIDA scan. The scope showed me having an esophagus ulcer and the HIDA showed my gall bladder only doing 20%.
GERD is possible, and I agree with the Nexium treatment. You can also consider post-nasal drip - and a sinus CT can be considered. I would also consider a laryngoscopy to visualize the vocal cords for any dysfunction or abnormality. If a blood clot is suspected, this can be evaluated with an ultrasound of the leg, as well as a CT scan of the lungs. I am not sure if the liver enzymes are related to the hoarseness.
I saw my doctor, who referred me to a GI doctor. I was told that I have acid reflux and was given Nexium 40 mg twice/day. After almost 3 weeks of taking it, and completely changing my diet to a gerd diet [eliminating coffee, fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, etc. etc.], I was still burning up. Was switched to Aciphex for 2 weeks, and that also did not help. Just switched to Prevacid 3 days ago and so far that is not helping, either.
My Mother was put on this drug and after a few years lost some teeth and had bone loss, but that was several years ago and she was in her 90's in a nursing home and the statue of limitations has run out.
Hi, this might be a bit late in coming, but I believe the more information you can get the better it will ease the mind. 2006 was a disasterous year for me in that I started off in March with severe abdominal pain and nausea/vomiting - also thought it was some sort of a viral/bacterial infection. I then had another attack in May and was admitted to ER for an apendectomy (no appendix found!). I then had another attack in July and again in Sep and the last one todate in Oct.
In August 2010 had a 4 week course of antibiotics and developed horrid acid taste, stabbing pain in middle of chest and back. Had endoscopy and esophageal mamonetry and was diagnosed with esophageal spasms. Had a botox shot and was put on 60 mg of dexilant for what I was told was a tight esophageal sphincter and the opposite of reflux. Dexlilant increased the thickness of my saliva and felt generally not well but could tolerate. Went to a new doctor in 2011 at a major teaching hospital.
I have been wanting to do a type of cleanse diet but not an extreme one or major pills one or lemon water and prune juice whatevers – just a good healthy cleanse diet for weight loss and overall health. I am dreading giving up my dairy though. I can definitely do the no wheat thing but the dairy is going to hurt! I have already read some on this with the book “Eat right for your blood type” which told me to x out the dairy and wheat anyhow but hadn’t yet wanted to start that.
No more cramping today so that's a good start. Ina, currently I'm on two Nexium a day and have been for most of treatment. The three times I've tried to wean myself to only one a day have been disasterous. Philosophically, I hate the idea of taking PPI's, but in the real world they have been a lifesaver and would not be still on treatment if not for them. Very early on I tried DGL, ginger, apple cider vinegar, etc, and as many life-style changes that made sense, but to no avail.
I have been feeling the 'headache' in back of the neck and lower head under ocpital bone, the dizziness, and my blood pressure spikes when these episodes are going on. My thinking used to be QUICK and FAST and now I think slowly....almost feel like I can't 'strain my brain' for lack of better way to word it...in other words, it is horrible how I used to be a quick react type of person, now I am much more slow motion....don't even have it in me to THINK HARD, if that makes sense....
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