Nexium and osteoporosis

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I think the confusion about all of the PPIs, including nexium, is that most docs prescribe PPIs without a lot of testing and without that testing it's possible that if someone feels better taking the nexium and stays on it longterm without any testing being done, it could end up masking a more serious problem - like stomach cancer.
The acid reflux and the osteoporsis medications are conflicting and there seem to be no positive long term results on any of the osteoporosis drug treatments.
Evidently a recent study has shown that PPIs and histamine blocking medications used to treat acid reflux may contribute to bone loss. They apparently interfere with the way the body absorbs calcium, which can affect the strength of the bones and make them more prone to fracture. The study found that people who took either PPIs or histamine blockers once daily for a year or longer had an increased risk of hip fracture.
HI Molly and welcome to the forum. I am sorry, but there is not a dr in this forum.If u want to speak with a dr u can click on the forums button on ur top tolo bar and select the expert gastro froum from the list on the right. All I can offer u is support and a suggestion u ask a pharmacist about dosage....they will be better informed than even drs most times. I pray u get ur answers and become a active member here.
I took Nexium for 5-6 years and stopped taking it 2010. I stopped it because it didn’t work anymore. In August of 2011 I had to have my first total hip replacement. Then in Oct. of 2011, I fell & broke my femur. Around April of 2012, my hip pain came right back. At this time I found out that my Stryker hip was on a recall list. After months of my doctor trying to alleviate this problem, he sent me to a second opinion.
I did find a small group with similar symptoms but my Doc said it was not the Nexium. I stopped it and within 4 days, the flank and thigh pain were gone. I was later put on Omeprazole, 40 mg 2x a day fir the past few months. Not sure yet, but my low back muscles are killing me. I do have Osteo and my Endo doc told me to take B-12, Vitamin E and Calcium as I won't take Fisomax or Actonel. You may consider this.
while I was on 6-80mg Nexium a day, I had weird and chronic gastro-viruses and I believe Nexium kills all the acid in your stomach and then you are more prone to stomach viruses.
I have to use heat packs to help with the severe pain I get and I pass blood in my stool. I had none of this until I was put on Nexium for 4 years!! And my tongue is discolored and dry I do believe nexium caused all my medical problems. Since I stopped the nexium my tongue does look a little better. Still dry and rough looking and discolored but looks better then it did. I called the FDA and they are sending me out a form called med allert to fill out.
I am aware that this is dangerous since it can cause osteoporosis, C dificil bacterial infection and other terrible problems. I was told to come back for another endoscopy in 3 years. I do not want to continue with the Nexium or any other proton pump inhibitor. Any intelligent suggestions. I am concerned about about Esophageal Cancer.
Which means I am now on countless drugs that can cause osteoporosis and limit calcium absorbtion plus having family history plus being very tiny and small status. Great times I get to look forward ..... So between my stupid sore jaw and the stomach/lungs, I think eliminating eating would be the best thing, it would limit the pain in my jaw that gets 10 times worse when I eat plus stop the acid reflux and probably most of the lung symptoms.
I have had gerd plus a hiatal hernia for years. I take nexium and have for at least ten years. Now I am told I have iron defiency anemia. Reading through the insert that comes with nexium it appears this drug could cause the anemia. Has anybody experienced this?
I'm on Nexium, 20 mg a day, and have been for 5 years. Within the last six months they diagnosed me with PVCs, 8500 a day on average, when I never had them before. Naturally I'd like to get rid of the scary things. But how can you just go off Prilosec or Prevacid without getting acid rebound? I'd like to get off it because too little stomach acid can cause anemia, osteoporosis, and B12 deficiency. PPIs have been implicated in all of these.
The ENT doctor at Stanford said he did not believe that was the case and I had problems with Nexium and he is the only one that agreed I should not be taking that class of drugs as I have Osteo and had a rib fracture when I was taking that. I don't believe I know what you mean by tumor markers. My doctor is going to send the test results to both of the oncologist I've seen. If I have to do follow up with an oncologist, I don't know which one to go to; that's another long story.
A balanced diet and regular exercise will help slow the loss of bone density, delay osteopenia and osteoporosis, and delay or prevent osteoporosis. 1. Maximize calcium intake. Most recommendations are for 1000 milligrams of calcium per day for both men and women. According to the NIH, after age 50, both men and women should increase their intake to 1200 milligrams. Dairy products contain calcium, so do broccoli, almonds, and sardines. Calcium supplements are also useful.
Recently doctor started me on Celebrex and Nexium (to try to avoid ulcer, last time on Celebrex an ulcer occured so I was taken off). All started when I had a sinus infection when it wouldn't go away. Took Celebrex, bed rest, antibiotic which seemed to resolve problem. Then ulcer happened. Problem almost cleared up then gradually come back constant. Could it be costochondritis? Would that explain everything?
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 told him to treat it first like it's GERD and then if I still had the problems, I would have the test. He thought that was fair and put me on Nexium 40mg. It worked great for about six weeks, but then I started realizing that I had joint and muscle pain from it and terrible fatigue. I stopped it and the GERD returned. So I switched to famotidene, which is basically Pepsid. It works great. I take 10mg in the morning and 10mg at night.
I don't know about you guys, but I had to go on Nexium while on tx and will probably be on the stuff for life. Hang in there. Life after tx is WONDERFUL!!!
, around 1030 I take a nexium. and at nite i take 2 more citracal d for osteoporosis.
Studies have yielded conflicting results about their use, with some observational studies suggesting that high calcium intake is protective against vascular disease, and others showing that calcium supplements speed vascular calcification and increase mortality in patients with kidney failure and increase cardiovascular events and MI in women.
Hi I have also been diagnosed with Acid reflux, but I take Somac in a 40mg tablet. There hasn't been a symptom of it coming up lately, but now I get massive pains in my stomach sometimes before and sometimes after I eat. Is the medication working or is it now something else? THanks.
You should notify the FDA, one never knows and possibly others are having problems too. I have osteoporosis and still refuse to take that class of drugs.
I started using treadmill to help lose weight and broke tibia due to osteoporosis. I still have 4 children at home, am 54 years old and sick, sick, sick of doctors and surgeries. I have crossover autoimmune diseases including fybromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, neuropathies and daily migraines. I am on Opana 15 mg. 2 x daily, Percocet 10-325 mg.
My mother has rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, osteoporosis, osteo arthritis. She is 77 years old and and when she is walking her leg starts to turn another way and she has to catch her balance, there are other times she just gives away and falls. She never knows when this is going to happen. She also is not remembering some things that we just did. She takes methotextrate injections once a week.
Prilosec and Nexium Heartburn can be uncomfortable, but heart attacks can be fatal, which is why the FDA has investigated a suspected link between cardiac trouble and the acid-reflux remedies Prilosec and Nexium. In December 2007, the agency concluded that there was no "likely" connection. Translation: The scientific jury is still out. In the meantime, there are other reasons to be concerned.
I looked it up after I read your post and was horrified to find these side affects listed under it too. I have severe osteoporosis plus many other health problems including some heart related. I feel now I need to get off it but am told its hard. Did your dr advise you of best way to do that? Thank you for your post.
I understand your need to justify having a couple glasses of wine occasionally, however, I urge you to use self-discipline and abstain. Also alcohol intake contributes to acid reflux and heartburn! 4. Nexium is part of the Proton Pump Inhibitors class of drugs. Before I continue. I just want to clarify one thing. In no way am I suggesting to you to discontinue taking Nexium. I understand that it helps with your acid reflux and heartburn. It may offer temporary relief but at a HUGE health cost!
I have been on prilosec, prevacid, nexium and protonix all at one time or other for over 16 yrs on a continual basis- no problems yet- but it can cause osteoporosis- I had a bone scan though and am fine- I was on reglan for over 10 yrs and it did start to give me tardive dyskinesia whih was very scary and I had to get off of it- I still get it even after stopping it at times
Started having lower left and middle abdoninal pain. In and out of ER;s for about 6yrs and to OB/GYN'S. All tests came back normal and would be diagnosed with anything to get me out the door. Pain meds and send me home. Finally Found someone to perform a laparoscopy which revealed ALOT of adhesions where my left fallopion tube, ovary and the whole left side of my uterus was attatched to my abdominal wall. Plus my cervix was almost completely closed from scar tissue!
The concern is that my bp and cholesterol are both high and I am on med for that and they think I could have a heart attack or artery disease . I also have to start on Nexium for GERD and now I Need a scope to go down my throat with a camera to look for ulcers? Any advice on these meds? The irritating part about all of this is that don't eat at Mcdonalds or fast food. I don't understand why then high cholesterol. I'm told it's genetic. Ugh!
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