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Hi, My doctor prescribed prilosec about 3 months ago for what he feels is Acid Reflux (Gerd?) Is this drug safe to take over an extended period of time? Id also like to know if there are any gastro/intestinal problems that can cause wide spread burning, tingling, twitching, muscle pain, ear pain throughout the body? I know that seems far fetched, but I have explored EVERYTHING, (neurologists, etc) and so far no one has been able to come up with anything. Thank you for your time.
I have only had a couple PVCs since then and have not taken Prilosec since then. I know one of the side affects of certain GERD Meds are arrythmias that is why I do not take them since being diagnosed with VT. I was just thinking the other day that my pvcs always happen when my reflux is bothering me. Wonder what the connection can be???????
HE PLACED ME ON 300 ML OF ZANTAC AND 40 ML OF PRILOSEC. WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF THESE 2 MEDS MIXED TOGETHER? I STILL HAVE HAD HEARTBURN WITH THESE 2 MEDS. WHAT IS THE LIKELIHOOD THAT I COULD HAVE SURGERY? I DONT WANT TO STAY ON MEDS FOR EVER. IS ANY OF THE THINGS HE FOUND THROUGH MY ENDOSCOPY SERIOUS OR CLOSE TO BARRETTS? ANY ANSWERS YOU HAVE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU. Dear Jodi, Esophagitis means inflammation of the foodpipe.
I also have on and off upper right sided tolerable discomfort that also produces tolerable pain in the upper back area. Pieces of the puzzle that I am trying to put together is what I would like to run past you. In 1999, I put on 14 lbs. My stomach (upper) is very distended. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Thyroididts)but the TSH was coming down on its own prior to Synthroid Therapy.
on this stuff after one dose) Clonazepan Mirtazipine Zoloft Zyprexa Seroquel Prozac Celexa Toprol XL Welbutrin Lexapro Risperdal I have also taken Lunesta, Ambien, Prilosec (daily), Nexium, Zantac and Amoxicillin. I will have to post again to finish....sorry, but thanks in advance!
Along with the Xanax, for the 5 years, my doctor had me taking 80mgs daily of a drug called Protonix which is a PPI...like Prilosec or Zantac. As I said...I'm not a doctor and I fully trusted her to care for my health...was that ever the wrong idea. Last year is when I finally began to research what PPI's actually do. They shut down acid production in your stomac which is a good thing for short term and a peson is only supposed to take 15mgs a day for no longer than 2 weeks...
I'm taking PPI's (Nexium, Aciphex, etc.) and H2 blockers (Zantac, Pepcid AC, etc.) for LPR reflux. Sometimes also take antacids like Tums, Mylanta and Gaviscon. My concern with the antacids is that they might intefere with ribavirin absorption. Very little in the literature conclusive one way or the other. Wondering if any of you also take antacids and if you take them right after meals with your riba, or if you try to time the antacids a few hours before or after the riba.
All lab work that may explain the symptoms have returned normal. However I've taken Prilosec (Omeprazole) for many years. Because of your post, last night I changed to short acting product for GERD. It's too early to be certain but it appears that my symptoms have greatly reduced. I hope I can say that they are 100% gone in a few days. Thanks to your post I looked somewhere that physicians and I did not consider. So I want to thank you for helping...without even trying.
I don't think it's acid since I take Aciphex and have done the Zantac, Prevacid and Prilosec route as well. I think it's mucus. I too have reflux sitting up in my recliner chair if I go to sleep. I don't seem to have it when I'm awake. My husband asks me every now and then to please remove the bricks, but so far we still have them. And we do slide some even with only 3 inch rise.
The PH monitor showed a substantial amount of Acid Reflux. I have suffered refulx for about 5 years. I tried zantac, which worked for a while and then I was on Prilosec. I am a 40 year old woman. I also suffered great heartburn with each of my 3 pregnancies. That was a few years ago. Again, Thanks.
ALL CAME BACK NORMAL EXCEPT HAD A SMALL POLOP REMOVED(NON-CANCEROUS. IN BETWEEN ALL THESE TEST THEY HAD ME TRYING ALL THESE DRUGS PRILOSEC,ZANTAC,CIPROFLOXACIN,PREVALITE,LEVBID,FIBERCON,DICYCLOMINE AND I AM PROBABLY FORGETTING A FEW! I COULD NOT WORK AND HAD A NEWBORN TO TAKE CARE.MY WONDERFUL PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT DROPPED MY INSURANCE,I GUESS THAT IS WHAT I GET FOR BEING A LOYAL EMPLOYEE FOR 4 YEARS. AS SOON AS THE G.I.S.
I was put on cardzin, prozac,aspirin ect, which upset my stomach to a great degree{ I have a quezzy stomach and small ulcer for which I have taken Tums}.Taking all these drugs caused my stomach to become worse than the fib, {isnt that usually the case}. So about 1 month of experiencing the fib and bad stomach I started taking 150mg of Zantac for my stomach, you can guess the rest, the day after taking the zantac the fibs were gone.
) I actually have taken some these past couple weeks together with prilosec because I figured ANYTHING was worth getting the painkillers out of my system. But my stomach is in knots already. It does this sharp contracting thing, especially throughout the night so I have to stop pushing it. Today is day 2 of my anti-inflammatory diet and the steroids (hate those!). We'll see how it goes.
Zantac is a supressor I believe while Protonix/Prevacid/Prilosec is a total blocker ... first line of defense is Zantac (ranatadine) and then they move onto the blockers .. they oftentime actually use the blockers and then use Zantac for break thru acid in extreme situations. SO SO GLAD they found your problem. Was it H-Pylori? Ulcerations and precursors to ulcers are not fun stuff ..
My Gastro Dr. has me on 120 mlgs of Prilosec a day. I was wondering has anyone else ever taken this much?
I would like to make a suggestion. Have you taken lots of antibiotics or antacids? I was expereincing similar symptoms as you....mostly the severe stomach cramps. At first it started as having problems with dairy..I quit consuming dairy products and the symptoms went away...for a few months. Second I eliminated gluten from my diet...the symptoms went away again...for a few months...then came back again.
Oops they overmedicated her and ulcerated her stomach. She was treated with zantac and sent on her way. While trying to continue to treat her for the residual ear pain a doctor put her on celebrex, and you guessed it reactivated the ulcers. Since that time we have been on a rollercoaster ride of treatment. She had a whole regimen of blood work done. Her WBC always was slightly elevated as was her sedrate.
What makes me angry is that the drug I am withdrawing from is not being taken seriously as a dangerous substance. I JUST read that Sweden (who has one of the very best healthcare system on Earth) has reclassified this drug. It's no longer "not a narcotic." Thank goodness for them! When will that happen here? How long will it take this country to catch up with the Swedes? I understand your anger. It's justified. Misdiagnosis is incredibly high; esp in ER's.
I was actually pretty excited because I had attributed it to prilosec because each time I started it I had an episode. I have been taking zantac and I am currently having my monthly (sorry if that's TMI). Just feel so bad because I'm scared to go anywhere now for fear of it happening since I went from having no episodes to getting them now every couple of months. I feel like eventually they will start coming more frequently.
one gastroenterologist told me after trying me on Propulsid, Prilosec. Reglan, Zantac and various antacids and other medications, performing endoscopies, ordering motility studies, sticking tubes up my nose and down my esophagus into my stomach, and then a tube directly into my stomach. I agree so much with ejay (Jan 30) about the doc and his "swallowing air" diagnosis.
I have stopped taking the Prevacid-it has been almost three weeks since I've taken it. I was unable to go off of it cold-turkey, so I was taking 2 Zantac a day and now I am down to 1 Zantac a day. I am very happy to report that I am finally beginning to feel a little better--I think that the acid pumps are perhaps starting to calm down and my body is getting back to normal after all the meds. I'm going to keep taking the Zantac once a day for another week at least.
and my gastroenterologist blame it on heartburn and have prescribed Prevacid (didn't work), Prilosec (a little better), then a combo of Prilosec and Propulsid. That combo has seemed to relieve the heartburn, but still no cure for the burping. I have been getting headaches too, but I will possibly blame that on anxiety/stress for not knowing what is actually wrong.
65 Similarly, people who take medications that greatly reduce stomach acid, such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or ranitidine (Zantac) also may have trouble absorbing B 12 from food and could benefit from supplementation.5-10 Stomach surgery and other conditions affecting the digestive tract can also lead to B 12 deficiency. Vitamin B 12 absorption or levels in the blood may also be impaired by colchicine (for gout), metformin and phenformin (for diabetes), and AZT (for AIDS).
I would recommend something like Prilosec or Zantac. Another possibility is that you have caught something particular to Thailand. Doing some research on diseases prevelent in Thailand might be helpful. Also, have the tested you for mono? Simple, but still might be over looked. Feel better.
I took the over-the-counter for 2 days, had a slice of pizza, and had the WORST heartburn. I stopped the Prilosec, and took Zantac for a couple days - nothing. Then I stopped taking everything and for the next few days felt pretty good. I saw a naturopath, changed my diet completely, elevated my bed, lost weight, etc. About a week later, the sore throat started, along with a cough, and the choking sensation again. I saw an ENT, and he looked through my nose and down my throat.
Try antacids before bed along with crackers. See if Doc will allow trial of Prilosec .. bag the Zantac at this point.
I've been to many physicians and each one has told me something different. In the past I've taken medications such as Prilosec 20mg, Prevacid 30mg, Pepcid, Zantac, Mylanta, and Pepto. Non of these medications helped. The pain that I experience is very weird. It begins in the middle of my chest and it spreads all through out the right lower side of my stomach and then goes to the back to my spinal cord. I was just wondering what I should do in regards of such a situation.
I've been put on Zantac, Prilosec, GI cocktails, etc., but the pain is so random and short in length that it is impossible to tell if anything has helped. The surgeon that removed my gall bladder thinks the next step is exploratory surgery, and I would be more than willing to do that if it would give me an answer. I will do whatever it takes to not have to live with this condition any longer.
September 29th I had the surgery taken down. Since the take down my symptoms are less severe and less frequent. I tend to distend to a sixth month size now and it happens every week and a half to two instead of daily. I also have been told I have colonic inertia to chronic pseudo-obstruction. I take 3-4 ducolax and 17gr. of miralax nightly. I have a movement daily but after a week and a half I distend.
I have no energy by the end of the day and some times it feels like my right kidney hurts. I was taken to the hospital last April with terrible pain in my lower back and right side. After many tests they desided I was passing a kidney stone. I did have blood in my urine and ended up with a nasty bladder infection the next day. Which cleared up with anti-biotics. The kidney stone (if there was one) has never been found.
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