Prevacid/Prilosec OTC regarding anxiety

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mary Love
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   Posted 10/17/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I am currently on Prevacid and have a lot of anxiety.  Prior to prevacid, I was on Prilosec OTC and also had a lot of anxiety.  I remember I wasn't having all of this anxiey before either of the two meds. 
So I was wondering if others are being bothered by anxiety using these two drugs.  If so, what do you know about it, what is it in the drugs which causes it.  Are there others to take, which do not cause anxiety?
Any input and info would be greatly appreciated!  :-)

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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   

mary Love

Hello and Happy Friday.  I already hae a dx of anxiety that came before the GERD and the meds so I am not much help for you.  Hopefully someone else will be by to help you are.

Just wanted to say hello,



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Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/22/2008 4:18:13 PM (GMT-6)

mary Love
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   Posted 10/18/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kitt!  I hope someone will reply.  
I was trying to think back when the Pr OTC, which was the first med was given to me, and it seemed that might have been when I started feeling so anxious.  confused    I did read where one of the side effects for Prevacid was anxiety.  O well, hope others will give their two cents  LOL

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   Posted 10/20/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the SAME feeling while on Prevascid!!!  I thought I was losing it!  It also made my B/P go up.  I'm taking Nexium now.  But dang, I just read on another post that over a period of time, it could cause heart problems!! Anyone else heard of this?  It seems to be hepling a some, too.  The Aciphex helped awhile, but then it even stopped after a year or so.
What a bout Carafate?  Anyone had any luck with it or side effects? 

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   Posted 10/21/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Putting this back at the top so someone might be able to shed me some light about this.... Thanks, gang! :-)

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   Posted 10/22/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
The anxiety I believe is not caused by the meds its caused by the fear of the pain.
Your taking the pills basically because either you were diagnosed with the GERD.
I have been two and notice the same as you some anxiet when I wake up in the morning.
The PPI do their job face it but if your like me all the internet chatter of how bad they can be
scare me to death. This is where I think the anxiety comes from. If your under alot if stress that could be a trigger too. This economy is bad and making alot of people sick with GERD.

Talk to your doctor and tell him/her what is going on.
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