? varied side effects or prilosec

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   Posted 1/10/2012 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have some form of acid reflux, heart burn and a few years ago had an upper endo( normal ) and was told to take prilosec indefinitely or whenever I felt I needed it.
The first time I took if it was wonderful and I stopped after the 2 weeks. However whenever I felt to go on it again I had some side effects I attribute to it and immediately stopped. One was heart palps after about 3 days of use.
Another time I was so bloated with stomach tenderness ( after 6 days ) I stopped again. Anyway after these episodes I was able to manage my acid reflux with exercise, diet , bed on blocks etc.etc.
This past October I had a bad sore throat which never went away.I put myself on prilosec and after the 14 day treatment I was somewhat better but still had a lingering sore throat. I went to my MD, the strep test was negative and she told me to try another 2 weeks of prilosec to heal up the throat. Well I am on the 5th day and have had this miserable rotten head cold after the 3rd day. I read somewhere Prilosec can cause head colds, nasal and ear congestion etc. My throat is still sore but somewhat better but now my nose runs constantly or is feels blocked as well as my ears.
So my question, has anyone else had these type of symptoms esp the head cold. I am a loss to stop the prilosec or wait out the remainder of the days

thanks for any input

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   Posted 1/11/2012 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi spongebobbi,
I was fortunate, and had absolutely no discernable side effects from any of the PPIs I took over many years.
Good luck finding one that doesn't bother you.
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