Omeprazole and pepcid

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I've been reading that omeprazole has a whole list of problems and I would like to know what is the best alternative on a daily basis.
Last night I took one 20mg tab before bed and slept pretty good Today at 8am both hands and feet got very cold, both eyes became very red and irritated, anxiety went sky high and all kinds of body/muscle aches I have read that cold extremities can be a side effect of h2i's but was hoping someone here could confirm that. I am at my ropes end with this and am close to giving up as I have battled this for the past 6 years.
Do Omeprazole and Nexium affect bones in same way? Do they both have same effect on Calcium / Vit. D?
Anyone taking Omeprazole? Does it work? Nothing has stayed down for two days and it hurts after I eat. It hurts not to eat. Has anyone been successful on this Med??
Most H2RAs are available OTC and include Zantac (Ranitidine), Pepcid (Famotidine), and Axid (Nizatidine) and are considered first line for the treatment of meal-induced heartburn. The other classes of medications, the PPIs, are considered stronger and are more for treating GERD and not just symptomatic relief of meal induced heartburn.
It seems that extended use is supposedly not harmful to the body. I take a 20mg tablet daily and I can function fully and eat and drink absolutely anything as long as I have had the capsule. I soon know about it if I forget to take it! That seldom happens I assure you. My question is: I have at least one bowel movement daily - usually after I get up in the morning. My stools are always loose and certainly smell very bad (so my wife assures me!).
I am currently on omeprazole AND ranitidine at the same time and it hasn't even touched my acid reflux in the slightest, either of them, so my Dad has paid for me to go private next week cos I am pregnant an really suffering at the moment.
I had been having acid reflux for a few weeks, and last week I woke up after rolling over on my stomach during the night with acid burning my esophagus. A doctor perscribed me Nexium, but since my insurance wouldn't cover it, I started taking over the counter Omeprazole instead. The very next day I woke up with stomach pain and cramps at around the same time I had the acid reflux the previous night.
com and search for omeprazole or prilosec. I was taking 40mg omeprazole for almost 3 weeks and it caused severe anxiety, chest pain, dizziness, tight feeling in my throat, arm and leg weakness, abdominal pain, insomnia, and high BP.I thought I was dying. I stopped taking the omeprazole and after 2 weeks started to feel better but I am not completely symptom free yet. Ask your doctor to try the 10 mg dose first or ask about other options for acid reflux.
Last night, as the burning started in my throat, I took a Pepcid instead of a second omeprazole. I was able to sleep without a burning throat. I have sent my doc an email asking if I can continue to supplement with the Pepcid instead. I'm not sure the omeprazole is working for me.
I decided to stop the omeprazole - 3 days later PVCs are back... back on the omeprazole again and the reflux and PVCs gone a few days later. I mentioned this to my GP and he was annoyed that I approach him with such a nonsensical theory - all a coincidence as far as he is concerned. I wondered if any of you have seen such a marked response on taking antacids or reflux meds- going from 20,000+ PVCs in a day to zero just by controlling acid reflux?
The prescription form od Pepcid AC is Omeprazole and it can be extremely helpful for treating and calming down digestive issues. Good luck!
Your sstory does sound familiar, as I too had been taking a PPI like ome and it stopped working for me as well.I had been on it on and off for many yrs. I am now on pepcid, but a rx strenght and it is working for me now. In addition to taking meds we must remember just because we feel ok, we can not eat what ever we want...I have to remind myself that daily.We feel ok so I can have this today...and then the next day...I can have that....well it does not work that way.
I have used many including nexium and omeprazole. As you said they work by shutting off acid pumps in the stomach so how is your food going to be digested? So I am basically looking for other cures these days..currently I am using apple cider vinegar, digestive enzymes and acidophillus(probiotics). I think i dont have normal acid reflux since i have never experienced heartburn and usually have a feeling of a lump stuck in my throat...which makes me believe that i have LPR.
He prescribed Omeprazole for the mornings and Pepcid for the evenings, and wants to see me in a year. This sounds like a long time. I am concerned that it may worsen. How will I know if the medication is working?
And it was only once then. It just happened so suddenly, I was breathing find and then I lie down and immediately begin experiencing problems. I also have terriible posture and spend 5+ hours a day using the computer, sitting not up straight in a chair, not sure if that has anything to do with it either.
Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex, Zantac, and Pepcid are all used to treat reflux. You can ask you doctor who will know best which one is least likely to cause you dizzyness.
Taking Diltiazem, Lisinopril, Aspirin and Ranitidine as well. Have been having constant stomach and chest pains and the doctors are not able to find the cause- at least they don’t think it is a cardiac one./the chest pains/ My gastroenterologist suggested I stop taking Ranitidine and switch to Pantroprazole. I have read a lot about the interaction between Plavix and PPI’s but he thinks only Omeprazole have more effect on Plavix, not Pantoprazole.
I was reading some of the other forums answered by the wonderful M.D.'s here, and I came across this statement by Forum MD-dc and I quote: "studies have shown that esophageal acid stimuli can initiate reflexes that result in abnormalities of heart rhythm......" I've long known that for myself, reflux/heartburn (I regularly eat as many as 10 Rolaids daily) and large meals can definetly effect/trigger my PVC's.
Palps went away with me burping. 3 hours and a pepcid later and I still have gas, but no Thumps!! The best way I can explain it is this. When you dont eat, when you feel hungry, your stomach produces acid. It also produces acid when you eat abruptly, or eat foods which are hard to digest. This acid build up in the form of gas in your stomach presses up against the vagal nerve, and produces palps. So heres what I do. Eat when your hungry!!
I took that for 4 months until my health insurance ran out. Now I have tried Prilosec OTC and Omeprazole OTC. They are both 20mg and I just now realized the prescription Omperazole is also. I have been having burning throat in the morning and stomach upsets for a few months now. I was also getting symptoms with the prescription Omeprazole and is one reason I decided to try the OTC drugs.
I have been to my primary care doctor and a gastroenterologist. I am taking Aciphex in the morning and Omeprazole at night. The Omeprazole was changed to Pepcid AC because it was causing sleep disturbances on me. It has been weeks now. I can not say I have noticed any real improvements with these medications. How long should the medications take to work? I do have an Endoscopy scheduled for 2/9. Should I try to have the Endoscopy sooner?
My other problem is trapped air and belching. Its a very uncomfortable feeling and this happens often. Its kind of painful and its hard to eat with the air all in my stomach. Sometimes it feels like I could throw it up like I use to when I had my gallbladder but now I just dry heave and the air stays usually until 24 hours. It can happen just because I took a sip of milk (happen last week) or a sip of coke which is what happen to me this morning and now I'm paying for it.
Started it a few days ago and, again, waking up in the mornings with an upset stomach. Switched back to the Pepcid and was better. Today, again trying the Omeprazole to see if I have problems. No way to tell unless I try it again. My mouth and throat have not been as bad for 3 days but my bad days definitely seem to cycle. I have stopped snacking at night. I seldom ever use a drug in the NSAID class. Actually, my PCP told me to take Baby Aspirin but I stopped that some time ago.
I have acid reflux disease and have been on omeprazole for a good while now and it helps out big time! Both my HepC doctor and my primary care physician say it's okay to take while on treatment. Ask your doctor what he/she thinks you should do. Good luck!
You can try life style changes - not eating (or drinking anything other than water) within 4 hours of going to bed, avoiding spicy or caffeinated foods and drinks, sleep with the head of your bed elevated at least 6 inches. Taking a proton pump inhibitor (omeprazole) or an H2 blocker like (pepcid or ranitidine). There are a few other options out there, but I can't think of their names. Asthma is still a possiblity. You may want to request a methylcholene challenge (sp?).
I am suffering from gastritis with hyperacidity,costipation , bloating and burning in the stomach.I was given protonex ,nexium,omeprazole and sucroflovate.with little effect.Now I am taking pepcid 40 mg twice in a day.Now my problem is spicy burning in my tongue my tears are with spicy burnning,my body gets moist and burning,I am having burning while urination.urine culture neg and cystoscopy-neg.
I have had acid reflux before, and so had my father. I am overweight and I know this and I am trying to take control over this now. Recently it seems that I have been (burping even more often) My throat is tight often hurts to talk sometimes and I cough a lot (this has been going on for a while but I did not know what it was and did not ask a doctor about this. I don't know why I haven't. Now I am freaking out and am scared and do not know what to do...
I tried GasX it doesnt help much. but I'm ok now after 2 days of burping.
I told my Midwife and she said Prilosec I think or it could've been Pepcid. I forgot and am not sure which one. Does anyone know?
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