I have been on a regular does of Celebrex since about August 07 for arthritis due to the Crohns. I have never had any stomach issues with it and have stayed on it (prescribed by my GI). For a while I did not really think it was doing much but once I stopped taking it for a few days or tapered to a pill a day I noticed the difference within a week-my joint got real stiff and they swelled like something fierce. I immediately went back on the twice daily prescribed amount and have no intention of going back to nothing again. I've never been on Prilosec but I did get Prevacid due to having crazy nausea. Let me know how it goes and best of luck!
I just started Prilosec for a Hital hernia and did not know it could cause calcium loss. I will ask my Dr next time I see him...
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
Glad you posted this, doctors pass out proton inhibitors for almost any stomach complaint.
I found this article, turns out an acidic stomach environment is better for absorbing calcium.