Here is what happened to me when I was taking Prevacid. This is a warning to get off of it ASAP if you are experiencing uncontrollabe anxiety, tingling and buring in your face and extremities, sweating, turning beet red in the neck and face and burning up hot, shaky and weak feeling legs, depression. insomnia
Yes all of this sounds like anxiety. I was on Prevacid for 6 weeks for GERD I will admit I was experiencing some anxiety but My GP put me on Prilosec which within 2 hours of taking it made me feel nervouse and jumpy. I took two pills and said no way. The it was on to Protonix. I was so sick with that I took only one pills. Next was the Prevacid. By this time I had mild anxiety. I started it on June 11th one pill 30mg a day, It worked great but not quite -so he increased it to 30 m g 2x a day. Stomach felt great. By the 15th I was so anxiety -ridden that I called to get some anti-anxiety meds. Ended up seeing a Psychiatrist for anxiety issues, depression, given sleeping pills as couldn'dt sleep a wink I was so revved up and anxious. Then I found this forum about the same time.
I thought I was a real "case". I had relaxation tapes, CBT books you name it. Nothing was working. Got anti-depressants . Well, my son is an MD and while I don't bother him with my probelms I did on this one. Immediately, he said to stop the Prevacid. Within 24 hours my nerves had relaxed, anxiety reduced by 90% and all the above symptoms were gone in a week. My stomach is bad but he gave me some old-fashioned anti-acids instead of PPI's. Who cares if they don't work as well or as fast.
I have an appt with the psych next week and I will tell her it was 90% chemically induced anxiety/depression. Now I have to get off the sleeping pills as have been on them for so long and I think I will have to taper off.
Way to wreck my summer, Prevacid! I have a three month supply valued at several hundred dollars. Ebay??? hahaha.
What a bad experience.