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#61 Bubba's Mom

 
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

I've been on a PPI for acid reflux for years. I wondered, now that I'm not ingesting wheat or soy, which may have been the cause of my GERD, if I could safely go off it and try Zantac instead?

I have a reduced gallbladder function and need digestive enzymes when I eat. I asked the Dr. what he thought about me stopping the PPI and maybe trying an H2 blocker like Zantac? He thought it was a very good idea! He said PPIs can prevent people from absorbing some nutrients, and reduced acid also makes it harder to digest some foods. He said there's even some controversy as to PPIs being the cause of some gallbladder dyskinesia. He says they also cause bone loss..and nobody should stay on them longterm.

He suggested I not get my gallbladder out..unless I have a terrible flare, and see if it gains function on the gluten-free diet along with stopping the PPI.

Thanks SO much for posting this thread about the H2 blockers. It may save my gallbladder?
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:50 PM

I've been on a PPI for acid reflux for years. I wondered, now that I'm not ingesting wheat or soy, which may have been the cause of my GERD, if I could safely go off it and try Zantac instead?

I have a reduced gallbladder function and need digestive enzymes when I eat. I asked the Dr. what he thought about me stopping the PPI and maybe trying an H2 blocker like Zantac? He thought it was a very good idea! He said PPIs can prevent people from absorbing some nutrients, and reduced acid also makes it harder to digest some foods. He said there's even some controversy as to PPIs being the cause of some gallbladder dyskinesia. He says they also cause bone loss..and nobody should stay on them longterm.

He suggested I not get my gallbladder out..unless I have a terrible flare, and see if it gains function on the gluten-free diet along with stopping the PPI.

Thanks SO much for posting this thread about the H2 blockers. It may save my gallbladder?



How interesting......I did not know there was a correlation between gallbladder dysfunction and PPI's. 6 months into Nexium and I had to have my gallbladder out, that was in April of last year. The worse thing about it is it never helped my acidy tummy much, now that I am on Zantac as an H2 blocker, I've noticed that my stomach acid is much better, despite not taking nexium at all! So Zantac is doing 2 things for me, the H2 part is a miracle, the calmer tummy was a bonus. Please let me know how the Zantac works out for you. I'm so happy for you!!!!!
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Wheat Allergy-April 2010
Gluten Intolerant-April 2010
Dairy/casien intolerant-Aug 2012
Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:14 AM

This is fascinating to me. I am recently gluten free but my 6 year old son has life threatening allergies to dairy and peanuts - we carry an EpiPen as well. In addition to the food allergies he also has Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE.....eosinophilic enteropathy) so he takes a few meds including omeprazole (Prilosec).

In all my reading about food allergies and EoE I have never heard of Zantac for the use of allergies. I am quite familiar with acid blockers etc. for my own symptoms but I never knew Zantac (ranitidine) was a histamine blocker. I am just shocked right now. I may have to do some serious digging because anaphylaxis scares me to no end, especially as a mom. If Zantac even lessened the likelihood of a serious reaction I would be all over it.

Thanks for sharing your story!
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:58 PM

This is fascinating to me. I am recently gluten free but my 6 year old son has life threatening allergies to dairy and peanuts - we carry an EpiPen as well. In addition to the food allergies he also has Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE.....eosinophilic enteropathy) so he takes a few meds including omeprazole (Prilosec).

In all my reading about food allergies and EoE I have never heard of Zantac for the use of allergies. I am quite familiar with acid blockers etc. for my own symptoms but I never knew Zantac (ranitidine) was a histamine blocker. I am just shocked right now. I may have to do some serious digging because anaphylaxis scares me to no end, especially as a mom. If Zantac even lessened the likelihood of a serious reaction I would be all over it.

Thanks for sharing your story!



OMGosh!!!!!!!!!! I actually found a huge report about eosinophilic enteropathy and the use of Zantac for the condition. This was after Zantac was prescribed for me and I started researching it. Google "eosinophilic enteropathy zantac" You will find that it is used for your sons condition all over the internet!

I hear ya on the fear of anaphylaxic reactions. They scare the weebie jeebies out of me. Wouldn't it be cool if Zantac helped your son as well? I would have to give my smart doctor an extra hug for you if it did! :)
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Wheat Allergy-April 2010
Gluten Intolerant-April 2010
Dairy/casien intolerant-Aug 2012
Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:14 PM

OMGosh!!!!!!!!!! I actually found a huge report about eosinophilic enteropathy and the use of Zantac for the condition. This was after Zantac was prescribed for me and I started researching it. Google "eosinophilic enteropathy zantac" You will find that it is used for your sons condition all over the internet!

I hear ya on the fear of anaphylaxic reactions. They scare the weebie jeebies out of me. Wouldn't it be cool if Zantac helped your son as well? I would have to give my smart doctor an extra hug for you if it did! :)

It would be wonderful if it would help her son!

So far so good..for me. Give your Dr. a hug for me too...and what the heck..squeeze his butt a little too?! ;) :D
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:29 PM

It would be wonderful if it would help her son!

So far so good..for me. Give your Dr. a hug for me too...and what the heck..squeeze his butt a little too?! ;) :D


Hee Hee Hee...."her" name is Dr. Salinas, so I just simply can't squeeze her butt! :P :D ;) :lol:

But, she's getting a hug for sure!!!

Have you tested Zantac in the grocery store yet?

Today, I drove home with a 50 pound bag of bunny chow in my vehicle, made with wheat meddlings. I kept the windows up and did not get sick,not even a hint of a stuffy nose! Whooooo Hooooooo. Usually, my husband has to buy the bunny feed.
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Wheat Allergy-April 2010
Gluten Intolerant-April 2010
Dairy/casien intolerant-Aug 2012
Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:28 PM

Err..um..just a hug then? :unsure:
I went to the grocery store today and didn't have any problems. I dunno if they weren't mixing any baking ingredients up, or if I just didn't react?
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:51 PM

Err..um..just a hug then? :unsure:
I went to the grocery store today and didn't have any problems. I dunno if they weren't mixing any baking ingredients up, or if I just didn't react?


How's it going? Is is working for you? It's still working for me! I saw my doc the other day and gave her several hugs! She was so excited about the Zantac working. I think I made her day when I told her "thank you for giving me my life back" :)
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Wheat Allergy-April 2010
Gluten Intolerant-April 2010
Dairy/casien intolerant-Aug 2012
Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

I haven't been to the grocery store where I was getting reactions, for a while, so I don't know?
I know I feel better OFF the PPI med. I have less URQ pain and it seems like I digest my food a bit better.
I'm sure my bone density is happy I'm off that med too? ;)
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:58 AM

Finally saw the doctor today.
We are going to try the Zantac for a month to see how it works for me. She explained how it works and said that it would also help my ingested wheat reactions. She told me that they use it in the emergency room here when someone comes in with a reaction along with the epinephrine.
And hopefully it will help with the chemical reactions too.
Thank you Catsmeow and another hug for your doc. ;)
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Wheat Allergy

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Ah, but I was so much older then, Im younger than that now.


#71 Bubba's Mom

 
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

I hope it works well for you Sora. It seems like when the PPIs came out the Pharmacy reps courted all the Dr.s and they switched people to those? It sounds like the Zantac is more in line with what you need?
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:20 PM

I hope it works well for you Sora. It seems like when the PPIs came out the Pharmacy reps courted all the Dr.s and they switched people to those? It sounds like the Zantac is more in line with what you need?


Thank you, I am hopeful.
Maybe I can finally get back to work and I won't be so poor all the time. :)
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Wheat Allergy

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Ah, but I was so much older then, Im younger than that now.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:03 PM

Off topic a little~ One of my manly man cousins coined a new phrase for perfume. He calls it "stink pretty" LMAO!!!! I love it!!!!!!!
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Wheat Allergy-April 2010
Gluten Intolerant-April 2010
Dairy/casien intolerant-Aug 2012
Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!




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