Prilosec and digestion

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Avatar n tn The GI doc has me switching off omeprazole (prilosec) in the morning and ranitidine (zantac) before bed. Switching the two helps and of course watching what I eat and drink, Right now I am uncomfortable from my dinner - the giant milk shake was a bit too much milk and sugar for me. I have no saage advice for this one.... but can definitely commiserate.
Avatar n tn If you've been on the nexium and you've changed your diet to a GERD-friendly one and the symptoms continue, have you been scoped yet? If not, it's time to ask your doc for more testing. Ask to be tested for H. pylori and have an upper endoscopy done to get an idea of what your esophagus, stomach and duodenum look like. All PPIs have side-effects that can be more serious than weight gain. So verify you've got GERD and find out what else you can do to keep the situation under control.
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268911 tn?1213748381 I'm new to this forum and was wondering if someone might be able to tell me if abdominal pain, constipation and gas are side effects of PPI's. My neighbor is a doctor and prescribed me prevacid, I took them for 2 weeks, and began to notice these problems. I told him this and his response was "Prevacid does not have those side efffects." but when I search "Prevacid side effects" these symptoms show up on every page. ANy direction woudl be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I went to my doctor yesterday and he told me to take 2 prilosec instead of 1 and to take carafate before meals---did you lose some weight---I have lost 10 pounds in a month and a half because I hardly eat because of the nausea---I truly eat very little fat---grits, oatmeal, turkey sandwiches, broccoli, broiled fish, baked potato----- also dr.
Avatar n tn i have bloating and a dull pain in my left side sometimes, i feel like i am full and bloated, with gas and my digestion is very slow.
679466 tn?1247009654 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.
Avatar n tn pylori and now developed GERD and Acid Reflux because of the long term use of prilosec.. I cannot stop taking the prilosec because the acid and chest pain come back times a million, and i cant eat really anything anymore.. I did not have any problems with acid or chest pains or not being able to eat until i started taking the prilosec.. I really think that if i wasnt having any symptoms then why give someone some for symptoms there not having, just to make them worse in the end..
Avatar n tn I have suffered from heartburn ever since, and tried to control the burning fire in the esophagus with all the usual OTC remedies and diet,raising the head of bed etc.etc.One year ago I started taking OTC Prilosec, 1 pill a day, and It works perfect for me and I lead a normal life.and no side effects.When I stop the prilosec, the heartburn comes back in a couple of weeks. my question is, does prilosec shut off ALL the stomache acid, or does it leave a little for food digestion?
Avatar f tn I am now taking two antibiotics, prilosec,and a probiotic. My question is why do I still have Australians occasional heartburn. I still have 6 days left of treatment. Anybody want to offer any thoughts?Thank you.
Avatar n tn My specialist said I have gastritis. He said I should take Prilosec for 8 months. He didn't say anything about antibiotics. Gastritis is caused by many things: Alcohol, NSAIDs, Helicobacter Pylori, Autoimmune Disorder. The only one that makes sense for my case is Helicobacter Pylori. (Unless Autoimmune Disorder is somehow related to food allergies.) Pylori is a bacteria that is resistant to stomach acid. Taking Prilosec would only make it even more hard to kill.
Avatar m tn But only recently has it gone nuclear on me causing pain and real sickness. I've been on Prilosec 12 days and I do think it has helped. But not enough. Who has been in this situation and what is the next level above Prilosec? More than one prilosec a day seems to be a nono. Thanks in advance!
Avatar n tn Many people report heartbeat rate changes when using PPIs. And the changes in the stools could be due to lack of full digestion of foods due to lowered acid output. Changes in bowel habits are another often reported side-effect of these meds.
Avatar m tn I do take Levethroid (112); Prilosec OTC; and Prozac (40 mg daily). I also take my daily aspirin and Fish Oil supplements. I would simply like to be normal like other people ..
Avatar m tn Still having loose stools (less diarrhea, but still very fluffy and loose (sorry for the details), and I went to get a back Xray (which showed nothing) and was given Celebrex and stopped the Methocarbamol. By day 3 of the Celebrex, the back pains ceased, but unofrtunateIy, I began having considerably more stomach trouble. Much of anything I ate, particularly dairy, made my stomach sound like Jaba the Hut.
Avatar f tn nexium and prilosec are both PPI's therefore they make less stomach acid causing slower digestion of food...causing slower metabolism...thus gaining weight i would reccommend maalox max or maybe TUMS but try full strength...if those dont work then stick to your meds...
Avatar m tn Has anyone else had this horrible side effect from coming off of prilosec? I did order DGL licorice and some aloe juice. I heard those can help with digestion. I am just sick of taking one drug to fix a problem and having it cause other health issues.
Avatar n tn Today she takes betaine HCL with pepsin supplements to increase stomach acid and digestive enzymes to help with with digestion and is free from severe GERD and severe LPR. Digestive enzymes are helpful for both high and low stomach acid.
1296528 tn?1272528430 I have not gotten one single case of heartburn since I started the gabapentin. I used to be on 2 prilosec a day and am now down to one. That last one is more a psychological thing I think but I plan on eventually getting rid of that last prilosec at some point. Note: I have a lesion on the basel ganglia area of my brain which I have been told can affect digestion so gabapentin might not work to relieve heartburn if you do not have a lesion in this area.
Avatar n tn I've been on Prilosec the last month and have also noticed yellow, loose stools. I've also experienced heart palpatations but I suspect this is due to the reflux itself. Prilosec and others in it's class actually inhibit normal digestion by blocking enzymes and such - maybe this is why our stool no longer looks normal?
Avatar n tn Based on my results, he said he doesn't suspect I have GERD (inflammation was very minimal) and that possibly it could be functional dyspepsia. I got off Prilosec and eventually the nausea symptoms went away and I was fine up until 2 weeks ago. Now, my main problem is frequent belching and brief episodes of nausea but these are much more manageable than last time. The belching however is becoming problematic - the only time I get relief is by laying down.
389797 tn?1200693362 I also take Prilosec (20mg/day), Lexapro (5mg/day down from 20), Singulair (10mg/day), and Ambien CR (12.5 mg/day or I can't sleep AT ALL). I'm wondering if one of my meds is causing some of these symptoms since I quit drinking. I also wonder if I may be having vision problems and seem to be light and color sensitive. I wear new prescription glasses (I got about the time this started) and have some blurred vision.
Avatar n tn There are other natural herbs that you can take, just Google...natural digestion remedies and you will find a whole list of them. Are you taking Prilosec or anything like that? That will help you to heal whatever is going on with your gastro issues. Have you seen a gastro doc? And sleeping with your head at an angle will help alleviate the acid from backing up into your throat.
Avatar m tn I took some Tums hoping it would go away and it hasn't. Tried drinking another glass of milk and that hasn't helped. I've looked a different thing it could be and I'm not sure. I haven't really experience any other symptoms then heartburn and stomach bloating. It doesn't hurt to swallow and I haven't vomited. I know the best thing to do would be just see a Doctor but I just recently got out of the Air Force for getting Asthma while in and I haven't got a chance to get Tricare yet.
Avatar f tn Had to leave work today and may have to take time off as I have no voice. My sinus issues seem to be worse and digestion, may be causing this. My ENT is doing some tests. If anyone has suggestions , pls send my way. Thank you!!
Avatar n tn I've been on Prilosec the last month and have also noticed yellow, loose stools. I've also experienced heart palpatations but I suspect this is due to the reflux itself. Prilosec and others in it's class actually inhibit normal digestion by blocking enzymes and such - maybe this is why our stool no longer looks normal? Hi Vivian: Thanks for responding.
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Avatar f tn I got this under control with prilosec and took it for about 4-5 months. I tried coming off of it and after a few weeks the heartburn was back with a vengeance and I had a new symptom. Ectopic beats happening a lot, especially at night. I've had the odd ectopic beat over the years but I'd have one then they would dissapear for months. Now it was one all the time every night and the only thing that gave relief was burping.