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pigeonman
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   Posted 2/3/2011 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
does anyone get any side effectes from takeing nexium

Ekirch
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   Posted 2/3/2011 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
i started on prilosec in 97, and went to omeraparozel for a couple of years and then nexium 40mg for the last couple of years. I have not had any side effects, but i also know the longer you take it you develop polyps in your stomach and can cause bone brittleness when you get older. especially in the hips.

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   Posted 2/3/2011 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I never got the script filled. It seemed every time I went to the doctor I was only handed this drug or that drug and I would ask about side effects, problems, natural methods of handling and basically was blown off.

I found a book about natural cures. I followed as much of the information as I could and found my sinus infections were lessening, my migraines were infrequent, no more burning in my stomach, NO MORE HEARTBURN! YAY! I did homeopathic, organic foods, juicing, rebounding, kickboxing, yoga, pilates...you name it! Filter my water and my air. I am also having mercury fillings removed.

I am doing infra red saunas to heal tired adrenals. Iodine and supplements for my thyroid. I can honestly say I feel really good for 55. I am on NO meds. My bp was 117/72 yesterday morning. I do watch my calories. Take D3. Selenium, Vit C, Vit E. I cook only with coconut oil, use olive oil cold, only!

I have also begun to eat less wheat and gluten items. Who can digest those? yuck. I really need to increase my cardio tho.

Good luck and good health!! :)

Alcie
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   Posted 2/3/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I took every acid reducer since they were invented - more than 25 years of them. The worst side effect I had from PPIs was that they made me feel hungry. They kept the acid down pretty well and helped with nausea, but they did not control my reflux, which I later found was due to specific food intolerances.
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Perksie
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   Posted 2/5/2011 4:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I get join pain with Nexium, so I had to stop taking it.

One thing that doctors don't mention is that PPI's significantly reduce stomach acid, which does affect calcium absorption. You should supplement with calcium citrate when on a PPI as calcium citrate requires very little stomach acid to break down.

vnj213
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   Posted 2/5/2011 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Nexium and Prilosec both give me a tight throat and a lump in the throat feeling. I'm not sure if it is an allergic reaction or what. I don't have it unless I take the PPI, so I'm not sure.

pegster
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   Posted 2/19/2011 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
It made me vomit. Yuck!

TheBadger
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   Posted 2/20/2011 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I felt dizzy, nauseous and tired and irritable on it.

Pat Field
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   Posted 4/7/2011 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Nexium causes me to get diarhea really bad.  I took it for about three years and had bouts of diarhea very often.  I am now on Dexilant and although my stools are loose I don't get the diarhea now.  I hope to get off the PPI's altogether as I am 62 years old and am afraid of the bone breakage problem you can get after taking PPI's for an extended time.  I am going to see if I can have the Esophyx or Nissen done this summer.

mock turtle
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   Posted 4/7/2011 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
pigeonman

i agree with the badger about the dizziness and nausea.

ive taken 3 different ppi s and all three make me feel kinda spacey or disoriented or, uh, i dont quite know how to explain it... just not 100% "there", especially when i move my head from one side to the other quickly to look at something.

i dont know if those side effects are common.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 4/8/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I had low blood pressure on PPIs (Lansoprazole and Omeprazole), dizziness and depression.

I also had extremely bad eczema, but didn't realise this was due to the Omeprazole. Usually my eczema is only triggered by the foods I am allergic to, so I thought something had gone wrong allergy wise. After 9 months of being on Omeprazole the itching got worse. I stopped the drug. End of itching and eczema improved hugely. But then the reflux got worse..... so I tried another PPI - same thing happened. So now I have untreatable GERD. I am on Ranitidine (Zantac) 300 mg at night - it just about keeps my oesophagus 'safe'.

I won't risk taking the PPIs again - if you have food allergies they are not for you. There are studies showing that existing food allergies are worsened by the use of both types of acid reducing drugs, as your stomach acid breaks down proteins and renders them less allergenic. Undigested protein can react with your immune system and cause new allergies, as well as increasing existing IgE levels if you already have allergies.

http://www.fasebj.org/content/19/6/656.full

I do not know what caused my GERD - I have never smoked, rarely drink, am not overweight by more than about 8 pounds, don't use Brufen etc. I have been wheat and dairy free for 20 years. And I don't have H.pylori. So why?? mad

From the allergy point of view I need to get off the Ranitidine too, but I can't let my oesophagus fry.

lilfox
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   Posted 4/9/2011 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
it gave me the runs!!!!! bad and now I have brittle bones, I triped and fell and broke my arm and it took 4 months to heals instaed of 6 weeks like normal...do take vita D can lots of calcium while on it....

mock turtle
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   Posted 4/10/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
mudmagnetmum

yeah low blood pressure too. that may be related to the dizziness. before ppi s i used to be 130 over 75, but now on omep i frequently hit numbers a little below 110 over 70... a few days ago 107 over 65... quick moves make me tipsy and fuzzy-headed. but of course i have not proved its the omeprazole. thinking of doing an extended regimen of h2 s to see if this changes. advice anyone?

bittersweet603
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   Posted 4/10/2011 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I got the hunger/gnawing pains in my stomach something terrible that nothing would take away until I stopped the PPI's. Prilosec didn't seem to do it as much as Nexium but either way none of them helped my reflux.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 4/11/2011 4:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I had the constant rolling hunger on omeprazole, and the docs just looked blank at me when I described it!

Marburg
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   Posted 4/11/2011 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I had severe side effects from Nexxium (severe stomach cramping, vomiting, etc.). With Priolesec I experienced hair loss.

Oddly, the pill that has been working great for me is Dexliant (Kapidex).
Diagnosis: Diabetes, IBS, GERD, Hypertension, Osteoarthritis (right knee (severe), lower back (mild))

meds: Lantus Solostar, Novolog Flex, Lisinopril, Norvasc, Dexliant, Welchol, Baby Aspirin
Vitamins: Soy supplement, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B

dencha
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   Posted 4/11/2011 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I was fortunate, as I got no recognizable side effects from PPI's.

kevvy_wilch
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   Posted 5/19/2011 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
mock turtle said...
pigeonman

i agree with the badger about the dizziness and nausea.

ive taken 3 different ppi s and all three make me feel kinda spacey or disoriented or, uh, i dont quite know how to explain it... just not 100% "there", especially when i move my head from one side to the other quickly to look at something.

i dont know if those side effects are common.
I know exactly what you mean! Finally, I've found someone that shares how I feel! I've suffered with acid reflux since my early 20's (I'm 40 next month) and been taking 20mg Omeprazole for the last 5-6 years. It completely fixes my reflux but over the last year I've been feeling really vague, spaced out, dreamy, dis-orientated and dizzy at times (not spinning dizzy, just unsteady). I've perfectly fit and healthy, don't smoke, not stressed etc. and my doctor tried to play the anxious card on me. Long story short, I'm having a Nissen Fundoplication next wednesday (25th May) to stop my reflux, and have a small hiatus hernia repaired. Then I can get off the Omeprazoles and hopefully get my head back! The worst thing for me at the moment is driving on fast roads/motorways. I simply can't do it anymore as I get SO disorientated and that's the worst feeling when you're supposed to be in control of a metal box doing 70!  Anyway glad to know I wasn't mad or imagining my symptoms.

Kevin

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   Posted 5/20/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have had significant weight gain on Nexium at least 30lbs over the years that I've been on it. I am 5'1" and the extra weight makes my GERD worse which makes me need to stay on the meds. I am hoping with having Barrett's, a hiatal hernia and GERD I will be a candidate for a wrap, so I can get off of this crap. I feel awful and it does help some but for the most part I still awake at night due to acid and have to throw up a lot.

daig
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   Posted 5/23/2011 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have taken Nexium for over 3 years w/out complications.

poovey
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   Posted 5/24/2011 12:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on 40 mg Nexium twice a day for 6-8 years. I have had progressive issues with absorption of vitamins and minerals. I have also had chronic constipation which I understand is the opposite of most reactions to this drug.
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