Taking myself off Omeprazole

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icesk8r
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   Posted 10/20/2013 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with acid reflux a month ago and immediately put on Omeprazole without any suggestion to change my diet (though I eliminated coffee, pop, and chocolate from my diet on my own). I've been on it for a month and it's been hell! Not only is my cough not improving, but now I've got a very painful sore throat almost daily. Hurts like heck to swallow. Plus, since starting it, I've had two sinus infections, a cold, and two bouts of pinkeye - all in a few weeks!

I completely blame the Omeprazole, so I'm taking myself off of it. Was taking it twice a day; now taking it once a day just for another day or two.

Gonna try a low-carb, gluten-free diet for a month and see if that helps. I've read about studies that had a very positive result with low-carb diets. Wish me luck...

shifting
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   Posted 10/20/2013 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest also staying away from fats, acids, and spices. I call it the no fun diet and it has led to a lot of improvement in my case. I was also put on omeprazole immediately but I had side effects within a week, so I switched to Zantac 150 twice per day and that has been helpful and easy to maintain. The diet is also key to allowing things to get back to normal in there. Good luck!

icesk8r
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   Posted 10/21/2013 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't stay away from both carbs AND fats - I need energy from somewhere. I'll stay away from fried foods, though.

Just watched the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and am considering a juice fast, even for just three days (he recommends ten). Maybe I just need to detox my system. My concern with this low-carb diet and with juicing is that I'll lose weight; I'm already thin and losing more than five pounds might make me look bad...

Johnnymactennis
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   Posted 10/22/2013 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on omeprazole also, but have Diabetes2. I need to lose weight, but am unable due to the severe hunger from diabetes. If I just had something to stop my tremendous hunger feelings I could lose weight and feel so much better.

corgislover
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   Posted 10/24/2013 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I too just took myself off of omeprazole because of side effects. I was taking 40 mg before breakfast and 40 mg before dinner. All of my GERD and LPR symptoms got worse while on this medication. I was on it less than a week when started feeling worse. What to do now? Just called doctor's office. We'll see what they say. I've previously been on Nexium and Dexilant which were no help and also had side effects. I'm new to forums so I'm just learning how to navigate. I'm very interested in learning from others who have GERD and/or LPR.
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