Prilosec constipation

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Avatar f tn I have been having some GI issues for almost 2 months now and was first diagnosed with Gastritis. For the Gastritis I was given 15 days worth of Prilosec. While on the Prilosec (and before) I had diarrhea and loose stools every day. Being as I was having that before, I never attributed it to the Prilosec but now I'm questioning whether or not the Prilosec contributed to the loose bowel movements as I am now back on Prilosec and am having loose stools once again.
Avatar n tn 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.
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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 m tn Im broke so Im not going to any doctors so dont tell me too..I feel them putting me on prilosec for the past five years maybe brought me this responses will determine my action Ive been on prilosec for five years from gerd because of small hiatal hernia .. Ive drank while on it heavily here and there and never has really gave me any trouble..recently on my 32nd bday I over did drinking and within the next week felt weird heart discomfort..not pain nor pressure..
Avatar n tn I have been told I need to take Prilosec ("for life"), along with Bentyl and a couple of other antispasmodics. Within the last few months, Prilosec et al is not doing same job. I am very bloated every day-Gas X helps but I take 3Xday. I can feel the food coming back up. I read Prilosec and Prevacid are about the same. What about Nexium-can it work better, cut down constipation, cramping, gas bloating, spasms?
Avatar n tn I hate to ask, but does anyone have any experience with constipation and hypothyroid? My tsh is down to 2.5 and I'm still experiencing constipation. I've always eaten plenty of fiber and veggies!! The constipation began just before my hypo hashimotos diagnosis. My endo said it was a hypo symptom. I'm wonder how long it will take to go away? Tsh just came down to 2.5, is it too soon?
Avatar f tn About 2 months ago I had bad acid reflux. I started taking Prilosec which helped a bunch. Shortly after being on it, I started getting gallbladder pain. I have had it since. My Dr. did blood work and I got an ultra sound on my liver/ gallbladder. Everything came back normal. Yesterday, I stopped taking the prilosec to see if it was giving me gallbladder pain. It seems better....not contracting pain. I still have mild pain. Has anyone else experienced this?
Avatar n tn Does anyone know if prevacid causes constipation? I was prescribed prevacid for GERD, and have had constipation since third of fourth week of treatment. It helps my refulx better than any or PPI. Anyone else become have constipation on prevacid?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with a pepcid ulcer and reflux a little over a week ago and was put on a once-daily dose of 40mg Protonix. Ever since then I have been experiencing uncomfortable constipation with full relief coming only once. As you can imagine, it's not only uncomfortable but embarrassing to be bloated and gassy almost every day. How long should I be on the Protonix, and should I be taking anything else to help ease the constipation?
Avatar m tn Hey there, I'm a 21 year old male, and for the past few weeks I've had upper abdominal pressure that the doctor has said is just excess stomach acid, prescribed Prilosec and sent me on my way. That worked for a week, felt fine, but then the pain started to come back. Went back to the doctor for her to tell me it's still the same thing, but instead having me take Prilosec in the AM, and Zantac in the PM. Right after I started this regimine, I became constipated, but no pain or anything.
Avatar n tn Hello, Constipation can be caused by the slow passage of digesting food through any part of the intestine. More than 95% of the time, however, the slowing occurs in the colon. Other causes are suppression of the urge to defecate,diet low in fiber, over-use of stimulant laxatives (e.g.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm an 18 year old male who has had chronic constipation for 1 year. A few months after my constipation started, I also started having "UTIs" very frequently, even though I am not sexually active and I maintain good hygiene down there. After about my 6th "UTI" in a row in just several months, I decided to just stop taking the antibiotics. Just days later the pain went away and the symptoms were gone. Then they came back about a week later.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Exforge 10mg for high blood pressure for 4 years and have not had a problem with constipation. The constipation and soft stools started before the Ulcer diagnoses and Prilosec. I recently had a CT scan and was told I have spots on my liver. I'm wondering if this could be a cause.
547181 tn?1255150106 My base line VL was 272,000 iu/ml, first PCR after starting tx was done by my doc on week 16th ( 4 months) which shows UND . Before starting tx, i had constipation, loss of appetite and indigestion etc whch was 80-90 cured/eliminated from the 3 week of tx, now from last two week i am again feeling the same symptoms, i am still PCR negative (UND-Qualitative test) last ALT was 30 but why these symptoms came back??? is my liver not properly functioning or HCV attacking back ????
Avatar m tn I switched my Acid Reflux medicine from Acifex to Nexium two weeks ago and it is working great relieving me of my acid reflux related Asthma. My problem now on Nexium is chronic constipation concerning incomplete bowel movements, painful trapped gas and bloating that will trigger some reflux symptoms. I have suffered with constipation for the last two years, recently a high fiber diet has helped along with benefiber or Pysillium husk three times a day.
Avatar n tn My discharge looks normal but smells fowl also.If this is caused by constipation ,then I would like to know, if constipation is a killer?
Avatar f tn I've just been diagnosed with IBS - back in January I suddenly started getting severe acid reflux and was put on proton pump inhibitors (I've been on prevacid and am now on prilosec). This stopped the acid reflux but not the bloating/indigestion/stomach pain. Shortly after starting the PPI's I started getting constipated and having problems swallowing food.
Avatar f tn my name is Stephanie and i have been taking prilosec for 3 months. For 1 week now I having been having bad stomach cramps, nausea and when I eat my stomach hurts while I am eating, also have gas and constipation.
Avatar n tn You can take Prilosec for the heartburn, Tylenol for the back pain, and increase your fiber intake for the constipation. Always ask your dr first tho but mine told me all of that to take so figured I would share that with you. Good luck.
Avatar f tn A portion has to be gas and constipation (tmi-sorry). I have had such a rough first 15wks or pg, and I'm looking forward to things getting a little easier. I've had so much nausea, cramping, constipation - I'm on way too many meds, and I've been in the hospital twice for myself-most recently last Fri for the cramping. I'm just looking forward to a really healthy little baby. I have so many questions for my doc today.
Avatar f tn have bloated tummy for 3 weeks look like im pregnant swelling won't go down had heartburn and slight constipation few weeks ago but just swollen now just had my period 4 days early cramps for 3 full days have been to doc he said it was acid reflux bt not having typical symptoms don't know what this could be could someone help please
Avatar n tn I go from having boughts of constipation to boughts of loose stools with a yellow color on the toilet paper with alot of gas and upper stomach pain right after I eat. Has anyone else had these symptoms?
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from gas (burping) and constipation for two days now and today it got so bad I was puking up bile trying to burp, I barely ate last night, just four pieces of chicken wings and see drank tea for breakfast before I ended up over the toilet..what is safe to take at this point in pregnancy?
709686 tn?1277435759 maybe a little weight loss. Omeprazole (Prilosec or Zegerid) causes me all kinds of problems. Headache, chest pain, red/irritated eyes, all kinds of body aches, constipation and extreme thrist. Problem is...protonix is by script only and VERY EXPENSIVE! Someone talk to me about this. Has anyone else experienced these problems with Omeprazole?
Avatar n tn What healthy foods (fruits or drinks)can I eat to help the constipation side effect from the antacids? And 2.. can even a small hiatal hernia cause such pain and inflamation in my esophagus? I was on prevacid for 1 month with no effect and now Nexium for 3 weeks and I feel horrible all day and night. My diet is already very simple. Thanks to anyone that can help.
Avatar f tn and nausea for 3 weeks now. Started on Prilosec thinking it was acid reflux (agreed with by my MD)..but it made me constipated and my lower abdomen distended. So I stopped after 3 days...then spent a day with nausea & vomiting as well as bowel movements followed by diarrhea. The nausea got worse after quitting the Prilosec so I thought I would try it realizing i am starting the same cycle...
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.
Avatar n tn Hi, You have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease and constipation. PPI like prilosec may be taken for relief of GERD. For constipation, high fiber diet, fiber supplements and plenty of fluids would be helpful.
Avatar f tn I have had an endoscopy and had several tests run, and all come back normal. I am on miralax, prilosec, and bentyl. They have not improved the pain. I had to go into the hospital last night and get a morphine shot b/c the pain was so severe. I am really concerned, frustrated, and tired of getting the run around. ANY IDEAS??? Any help would be wonderful, thank you!