PPI side-effects?

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   Posted 2/6/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor started me on Pantoloc as a trial to see if I was having GERD issues (not heartburn, but burning in the throat, constant throat clearing, belching). Ever since I started the Pantoloc I am having more frequent and loose bowel movements (not exactly diarrhea, but certainly more often than usual). Is that a typical side effect of PPIs? Thanks! (oh, and it does seem to have alleviated my symptoms, so my assumption is that I was having GERD symptoms!)

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   Posted 2/7/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there. Yes, the PPIs can make you more "regular" according to my consultant. I used to go every 2 or 3 days but since being on the PPIs I go every day.


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   Posted 2/11/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello there njam...and welcome to healingwell. I am happy you have found us, as this is a great place for information and support, so please do stick with us!!!

If you are having symptoms from ppis that you are unsure about, it is BEST to speak with your doctor about it, as what you are experiencing could be from soemthing else. Better safe than sorry.

I am not going to say that it is something to worry about, just that you and your doctor know your body, so it is best to talk with him about something like this. You can give him a simple phone call, and he may even consult you over the phone.

Wishing you the best, and I do hope you stick with us!
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