New Report about PPI's(Prilosec)

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   Posted 6/2/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello brand new to this forum.  I am a 30 year old male with acid reflux.  I have been taking prilosec for the past few years and it has absolutely cured my heartburn.  Do not get it anymore at all.  With the new report about it leading to bone fractures, etc. I spoke to my doctor and he told me to continue to use it, but over time to see if I can space it out once every 3 or 4 days.  He says it does cause issues with bones, but it is rare.
Just frustrated now.  Found something that finally works and now told to stop taking it.  What do you recommend?  If I take 2 pepcid a day it will usually work well.  I work out a lot and love to excercise/lift weights and want no bone problems.  Would love to hear other opinions.  Thanks!

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   Posted 6/2/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello there,

There is a topic by another member right below yours on the 1st page, here is the link:

A few members commented.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 6/3/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony,

I could be wrong but I think pepcid has similar issues. I'm currently taking Kapidex (dexilant) and it works for me.

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   Posted 6/3/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
My dr told me it limits your calcium absorption and to take extra calcium. I take the chews since I can't do the big pills.

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   Posted 6/3/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not jumping on the bandwagon for stopping ppi's. I took ppi's since they were invented and everything else available before that. I only had the surgery after I was forced to following a wreck that pushed my stomach into my chest.

I got osteoporosis, but I'm on Medicare, so expected that. More important I think, is that all of us who live in the north don't make use of the calcium we ingest because we are so low on vitamin D. I had mine tested, found I needed 4000 units a day more than I was already getting with vitamin, calcium and dairy sources. I don't know if it's helped, haven't rechecked D levels, but I feel better.

I got my husband to start taking 2000 units a day and the brown spots he had from bumping into things over many years started disappearing. His skin heals much faster too!

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