Weight Gain and Weight Loss with PPIs

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daisydoo
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/16/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had Gerd for close to 20 years.   I am 48.    about 4 and a half years ago I had a endoscopy to confirm my Gerd.   I was put on Nexium which worked really well.   After about 6 months I was able to skip a day here and there and be Gerd free.   After a year a so I notice I had put on 20 lbs without really changing my eating habits.    In the last three months, I have tried really hard to lose those extra pounds but the weight didn't want to come off.    So I thought I would try to go off the Nexium and see what would happen.   Well after the Nexium got out of my system, the weight started to come off.    I was wonder is this is just me or could weight gain be a side effect of PPIs.   
 
In the last month I have had the 24 hour ph test and another endosopy.   I now have a medium size hiatal hernia.    I have an appointment with a surgeron tomorrow to talk about the nissen surgery.   We shall see if I am a good canadiate for the surgery.

Acid Prone
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   Posted 6/17/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
You might be right about the weight gain. I've been off of Prevacid for awhile and managed to drop 15lbs. It could be the PPI. I wouldn't think it would make that much difference but it might.

Mary Lynn


daisydoo
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   Posted 6/18/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw the surgeon and because I purposely went off the Nexium and because my BMI is over 35 he will not do the surgery.    If I had Barrett's or cancer he would do the surgery.    So I am going back on the Nexium and hopefully continue to lose weight and maybe I will ask again in 6 months.   I might try another PPI which may not cause the weight gain.    My surgeon also said he had never heard of weight gain being a side effect of ppis.
 
Thanks everyone for sharing you stories on this forum.   It has really help me deal with my Gerd and to know I am not crazy about some of the symtoms I am having.
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