MSN Article - 8 drugs your doctor won't take

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   Posted 6/17/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I was surprised to see Prilosec and Nexium on there since I was on those since age 13.

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   Posted 6/17/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Very interesting article! thanks for posting it!



Karen (Karendee)

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 on Prilosec 2x a day for reflux.


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   Posted 6/17/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I love how the suggestion to get around using prilosec or nexium is to lose weight. If I lose weight it'd be worse for me than the potential heart attack these meds supposedly put you at risk for. I wish the guy had written the article a little better. I realize it was a "mens health" article, but I think it only gives partial info - which is kind of medically irresponsible.

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   Posted 6/17/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I am not a fat Crohnie myself and I take Prilosec, have been since my last resection in 2005. I can't quit taking it because I will get sick again. So I'll just take my chances. I agree with Stef17 that it only gives partial information.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 6/17/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I will not be going off any of my medicine. But, I did have heart palps a year ago and my doc changed my birth control. No one mentioned my acid blocker.

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   Posted 6/17/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Great article - I was surprised the dreaded pred was'nt on their list.

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   Posted 6/17/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I guess I know why I'm on Boniva now between the nexium & pred. Frustrating isn't it! I was aware that pump inhibitors could interfere with absorbtion of other meds. Thats why I take my vitamins, supplements and Fibro pain meds first thing in the hour before I take my nexium. Don't think I could live without my nexium. Purchased specific incident supplemental insurance through Aflac for Heart/Stroke coverage. Boy I'm I glad I did. At least my family is covered should anything happen with all this crap I take!

I agree with Stef too....totally irresponsible. I am not overweight either....why doesn't the author suggest cutting sweets and fats from the diet and reducing stress...why does he "assume" everyone with GERD is overweight! I hate sterotypes. Puts me on a soap box everytime! Just plain "ingnorance" in my book!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Very interesting. Thanks for posting. Certainly doesn't prove the saying "What's good for the goose is good for the gander".
Or "Do as I say, not as I do".

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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Most of the people with crohn's are on acid inhibitors because of the medications they have to take -- which are horrible on the stomach. Even though the advice doesn't apply to most of us, I don't see anything wrong with a general interest article pointing out that one of the most effective ways of reducing acid indigestion is to lose weight. It is, for the majority of those who suffer from GERD.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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