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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 7/31/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
After reading a few different posts, I think there is a lot to be said for side effects from PPI's that we aren't expecting. 
I have been taking 20 mg. of Prilosec once a day (started with 20 mg. twice a day for a month) and have noticed strange (for a better word) side effects that included:  sudden bouts of tears or emotional upset, fatigue (the kind that stops you in your tracks), muscle aches, etc.  I also noticed that the tightness in my throat/neck was not getting any better.  I no longer had the feeling of a lump in my throat, but it felt like an allergic reaction - slight swelling of the back of the throat.
Well, after reading a post, I just went of the Prilosec completely and have beenusing Zantac as needed, along with DGL Licorice and an antacid if needed.  I have started taking Singulair for allergies (I cut the pill in half and take half a day).
Needless to say, the feeling of tightness or swelling in my throat is gone, and the other side effects were gone in two to three days after I stopped taking the Prilosec.  (I had been on the Prilosec for 5 months). 
I wanted to share this info with you, because even thought the PPI's are helpful and do what they are supposed to do, I'm not sure if we are staying on them longer than we should.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 7/31/2007 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I just tried the Prevacid Solutab and I'm having the exact same side effects on the regular stuff! GRRRR! Rediculous! This means I won't do anything to do other than sit around till tomorrow when all the nasty side effect will be gone. My head hurts, I feel dizzy, my mouth is dry, I feel a bit nauseous! Great! Just what my kids need on a day of summer. Their mother feeling like crap and they get to sit around and play video games all day because I'm too busy feeling like crap to take them to do something fun instead! I hate these drugs and am so done with them!
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