Protonix and iron absorption

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Avatar f tn but is it the same for iron rich foods? Would the stomach also block iron and other nutrients you get from food since it blocks supplements as well? If so, how can I take the acid reflux meds but still get the nutrients my body needs?
Avatar f tn but is it the same for iron rich foods? Would the stomach also block iron and other nutrients you get from food since it blocks supplements as well? If so, how can I take the acid reflux meds but still get the nutrients my body needs?
Avatar n tn My doctor said to wait at least 4 hours between thyroid meds and iron. Calcium also effects thyroid med absorption. Just try to take them as far apart as possible. Good luck!
1519983 tn?1401050028 So my nurse called a couple of weeks ago saying I was slightly anemic and to start taking iron supplements. I boughtbsome andbthey made my gerd( acid reflux) much worse. My protonix couldnt keep up, so I discont. The supplements. I am now adding plenty of iron through diet and my gerd is back to normal. Why do nurses and drs automatically go to meds and supplements? They arent always best? Did you know cereals alone can have 20 plus mg of iron alone and the supplements have 65 mg.
Avatar n tn Signs of Deficient Stomach Acid Gas, bloating and burping shortly after a meal could be lack of HCl Constipation Diarrhea Feeling of fullness or food not digesting Heartburn and/or gastric reflux (sometimes too much HCl but most often not enough) Bad breath Foul smelling stools Loose stools in the early morning Food allergies Dialated blood vessels on the cheeks and nose - Rosacea Pernicious anemia or iron deficiency Anal Itching Nausea especially after taking vitamins and minerals Weak or cr
Avatar m tn FRUCTOSE, HFCS, SORBITOL and other POLYOLS (maltitol, mannitol, xylitol) and, only in some individuals FRUCTANS. Most problematic foods are: - FRUITS: apples, pears, prunes, peaches, sweet cherry, dates, raisins, mango, papaya. - FRUIT JUICES, JAMS, COMPOTES. - HONEY - SUGARS and SWEETENERS: fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, raw sugar, brown sugar, molasses, Splenda.
219522 tn?1251764229 Check out Read their articles about iron absorption and see if any of it applies to you. I seem to see a difference on it. I've been taking it about 2 weeks now. You can order it directly from them, or they tell me CVS/Rite Aid can special order it for you if asked. Wish me luck... 31st High school reunion in 2 weeks. I missed the 30th last year because I felt so crappy. But WAY better this summer, so there IS HOPE!!!
Avatar f tn I began last year with TSH of nearly 57 and antibodies of 8800. Have posted before and hope your input can be of further assistance. Am currently recently ( 3 weeks ago) placed on .125 mcg synthroid. This was increase from .112. TSH had gone up from 1.87 to 2.8 last blood work. Currently noticing more anxiety, especially in am.
Avatar f tn Better yet, she was no longer needed to take the acid reflux midication once her thyroid medication dosage was raised enough to get closer to optimized. Finally, have you had your Vitamin D, iron and ferritin levels checked? It is common for people who are low thyroid or in the population in general to be low in these as well. All of which will cause fatigue symptoms.
Avatar m tn The classic iron deficiency pattern is low iron and ferritin while TIBC and UIBC levels are high. Serum iron + UIBC = TIBC. Excerpt from Medline Plus: Total iron binding capacity... "Lower-than-normal TIBC may mean: Cirrhosis Hemolytic anemia Hypoproteinemia Inflammation Liver disease Malnutrition Pernicious anemia Sickle cell anemia" Labs that are elevated with macrocytic (enlarged blood cells) anaemia are MCH, MCHC, MCV.
Avatar m tn The top three nutrient deficiencies found with hypothyroidism (in most cases in developed countries hypothyroidism is due to Hashimoto's thyroiditis), are vitamin D, iron, and vitamin B12. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption. Magnesium is the boss of vitamin D and calcium so if taking supplements for vitamin D and calcium magnesium needs to be in good supply as well. After a poor diet, hypothyroidism is the second most common cause of high cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Then I was constantly on the road for 4 days last week and forgot to take iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B complex. During these 4 days I also started eating chips, popcorn, toast, and baguettes again. Oh la la, the pain and red bumps with white rings immediately re-appeared at the same spots.
1139187 tn?1355710247 Went through a battery of tests but of course no one tested her thyroid. Told her she had horrible vertigo and left ear drum must be fractured. They ask her if she wants to "disconnect" the left ear drum. She says yes and basically pays to go deaf in the left ear. For about 2 weeks the ringing is gone, she cant hear anything. Now she is deaf in her left ear... BUT THE RINGING IS BACK. She cant hear anything out of the left ear now but it rings.
Avatar n tn I regularly go through periods where I feel the need to yawn or get a deep breath and I just cant. I try and try over and over to yawn (causing me to get head aches), and finally accomplish it just to need to yawn again. I am a sleepy person all the time, but the straining to yawn thing makes me crazy! I also have increasingly bad short term memory problems (at only 25), could this be connected to the yawning, and lack of oxygen to the brain? could I have asthma?
Avatar n tn vitamins A, E and K. Magnesium reduces absorption of ketoconazole and tetracycline. Vitamin D may raise magnesium level too high. Signs of toxicity: Vomiting, extremely low blood pressure, extreme muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, heartbeat irregularity. Discontinue and consult doctor immediately. * Very important for cell energy production. Influences calcium levels inside cells. Helps transport sodium and potassium across cell membranes. Aids bone growth.
Avatar n tn Since then I have been to see various doctors and gastro specialists, I've had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy but they have not discovered anything. The common diagnosis is that it is IBS, but I don't really suffer from the constipation/diarrhoea pattern and nausea is my biggest problem. I have also noticed that I am quite bloated (much more than I used to be) and my stomach is constantly churning, grumbling and making noises.
Avatar f tn I thought that maybe boiling the water created a poisoning reaction, because I was using iron pots with white keramics but scratched in several parts, and the water turned brownish when boiled. Then I stoped drinking tea with boiled water, I puted to the sun to soak. Last week I ate fruits having a poisning sensation in blood, skin and digestive tract, felt like I had fire everywhere, literally with uncontrolable shaking for a sensation as cold. And of course my sleeping problmes.
Avatar f tn Make sure to 1- clean/vacuum the floors of your house daily (especially the bathroom and the laundry room, if possible buy a pair of slippers only to be used in these rooms and leave them there), 2- change bed sheets and underclothes daily, and be very gentle while doing so, do not shake the dirty laundry cuz then the eggs get airborne and that's bad, also do not forget washing them in boiling soapy water and ironing them with a red hot iron! Fry those eggs that are stuck to your undies!
Avatar m tn Maybe 6 to 8 weeks max. Decresing stomach acid can bring on poor nutrient absorption from food causing gas and general body weakness in some people. Have you been using Prilosec for a long time ?
Avatar n tn The hepatic flexure of the colon makes the turn right in the same area where the liver and the gallbladder are. could be buildup of stool and gas that stretches the colon and causes pain. Has the Dr mentioned this?
Avatar f tn Five months after the implant I elected to have the swine flu vaccination which resulted in a numb feeling and tingling in the extremities along with diarrhea and dizziness that subsided after a few days. Since then the tingling has combined with the aching in the lower extremities and progressed upward to include the thighs. Exercise makes all of the symptoms worse, as I experience severe aching and muscle twitching after any kind of physical activity.