cramping from zinc and B12 deficiency possibly caused by medication

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Fundopliocation Steve
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   Posted 7/24/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking PPI's for years and started to develop unexplainable abdominal cramping.  I also had fundoplicatiuon surgery.  Has anybody gainned relief from the cramping by taking zinc or B12 supplements?  PPI's are said to reduce zinc and B12.  Thanks for any insights.

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   Posted 7/24/2008 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Steve

I have heard that large doses of zinc supplements can cause stomach problems such as cramps. High intakes of vitamin B Complex can cause stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhea.

You should consult your physician re which vitamins you should take and what dosage. 

Hope this helps you a little bit.




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