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babygirl10150
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   Posted 8/6/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking Aciphex for almost a week. I have the hardest time falling asleep. I go to bed around 4am and get up at 7am ready to go. I also can't sit still, have to keep moving. Feels like I drank a couple pots of coffee. Let's just say my house is super clean! tongue I looked up the side effects and insomnia and restlessness was on the list, so was nervousness. My question is do these side effects start to diminish after a while or will they be there the whole time I'm taking it?

couchtater
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   Posted 8/6/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know. Have you tried meletonia(?). It's a natural sleep emzyme that dims in our bodies as we get older. The lack of it cause insomnia.
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babygirl10150
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It's a side effect of Aciphex. The dr is taking me off it and giving me something different.

dencha
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Babygirl,
I never took Aciphex, so can't provide you with any information. I have taken Prilosec, Nexium, then Protonix, and never had any side effects at all. I hope you find a med that you can take comfortably!
Let us know what you find out!
Denise

griffdawg
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   Posted 8/6/2009 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
sadly aciphex nearly gave me a heart attack and caused me to spew acid... currently im taking omeprazole which makes my energy output zero...

dencha
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   Posted 8/7/2009 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you certain it's not just lack of sleep due to GERD symptoms? Also, it could be your normal energy level, but it's in contrast to the blast of energy/anxiety you had on aciphex. Also, there could possibly be a sort of "rebound" from the caffeine-like effects of that drug.
Give it a chance, and try not to focus on it. See what happens.
Good luck, babygirl!
Denise

ZuluT
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   Posted 10/4/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor just prescribed me the same drug. In Canada, it's marketed as Pariet, but goes under the trade name Aciphex in the US. I wonder if I should be taking this drug for my GERD. I already suffer from panic disorder and a drug that has caffeine-like effects is likely to send me to the moon.

I haven't been able to drink regular (i.e. fully caffeinated) coffee for the last three years now because it triggers massive panic attacks and seems to make my whole body go haywire.

Mind you, the dose I've been prescribed is ten milligrams twice daily. I got that dose because I asked for it with the idea that taking a smaller dose might minimize side effects. I'm a wimp when it comes to side effects.

Funny thing is, a few years ago I was on omeprazole and don't remember ever having a problem with restlessness, anxiety or insomnia. Then again, that was back in the days when I could drink regular coffee without any panic/anxiety at all.

Bee23
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   Posted 10/5/2009 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Any updates on this? How's the Aciphex going? Was the insomnia and nervousness managed? I was like this on my 1st week of Protonix. I dreaded using it every morning, because I knew what was going to happen, but...

Paja
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   Posted 10/5/2009 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
ZuluT said...
I haven't been able to drink regular (i.e. fully caffeinated) coffee for the last three years now because it triggers massive panic attacks and seems to make my whole body go haywire.

I spent many years believing that I had had panic attacks; the way things have developed over the last year have caused me to rethink that idea.

My first panic attack occurred many years ago when I was working in restaurant on a slow night and had spent the entire night drinking cranberry juice, pineapple juice and orange juice, and finally topped it off with as convenience store hamburger.

Since coffee is one of the biggest contributors to reflux attacks, it may not be a panic attack your having; although the mental portion amounts to the same thing.

I never knew that acid reflux caused breathing problems until recently, when it started causing me ongoing and chronic problems.
It was this site that lead me to that revelation, and I have had too look back over the last 20 years and rethink All of the symptoms and conditions that I thought I had.

This may seems off the subject of the original thread, but it really does seem to me that its all tied together.
My personal websites are:
www.chickencrossing.org/forum/
and www.mrsnesbitsdiner.com/forum/

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