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Prilosec Question

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Does anyone find that Prilosec hurts more than it helps? My doc thinks I should stay on it until I am feeling completely well, but she is very pro-drug. I ran out of the drug and was off of it for 2 days and felt amazingly better. I started it again, and my stomach cramps returned. She has got me so cowed (sp?) that I don't want to address this with her. She thinks this is all in my head. Anyway, I know I need to get a new doc, and I will as soon as I can find one willing to listen to my litany of symptoms and attempted solutions, but for now - has anyone had a similar experience with Prilosec?

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Hello All-

Does anyone find that Prilosec hurts more than it helps? My doc thinks I should stay on it until I am feeling completely well, but she is very pro-drug. I ran out of the drug and was off of it for 2 days and felt amazingly better. I started it again, and my stomach cramps returned. She has got me so cowed (sp?) that I don't want to address this with her. She thinks this is all in my head. Anyway, I know I need to get a new doc, and I will as soon as I can find one willing to listen to my litany of symptoms and attempted solutions, but for now - has anyone had a similar experience with Prilosec?

I have not had a problem. But, I would reduce your dosage. Too much can add to some digestive problems (ie. cramping, nausea and D).

Many of us have had gastritis included in our diagnosis. Prilosec was a help for me. Now I rarely need it.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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No experience with this drug, but if it makes you feel sick, I wouldn't take it. Maybe talk to your pharmacist about stopping and if you're supposed to wean yourself off it if you don't want to talk to your doc. I'm also going to echo your statement that if you're scared to tell your doc about this, you need to put finding a new doc at the top of your To Do List. As you go gluten-free your body will be absorbing more drug so often the dosages that you used to take can be decreased as you go gluten-free.


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Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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Hello All-

Does anyone find that Prilosec hurts more than it helps? My doc thinks I should stay on it until I am feeling completely well, but she is very pro-drug. I ran out of the drug and was off of it for 2 days and felt amazingly better. I started it again, and my stomach cramps returned. She has got me so cowed (sp?) that I don't want to address this with her. She thinks this is all in my head. Anyway, I know I need to get a new doc, and I will as soon as I can find one willing to listen to my litany of symptoms and attempted solutions, but for now - has anyone had a similar experience with Prilosec?

I have never used Prilosec, thus I cannot speak to the effects it may or may not have.

I have, however, had lots of experiences with ignorant doctors. I suggest you do what YOU think is best, and listen to your body. Do not put anything into your body that you think is hurting it. Talk with your doctor asap, and tell her your concerns. Then find a new doctor asap that you feel it will be easier to talk with. Many doctors are too pro-drugs, and some of them you must simply avoid.

Some drugs are a must to take; I am not suggesting anybody just stop taking drugs that actually help cure serious illnesses. We all need to figure out what we can say "NO, but thanks", to, and what we must take. I stay away from drugs as much as possible, but realize that sometimes I must take them to get better.

Good luck in your search for a new doctor; I hope you will find somebody who is more willing to listen to your concerns.

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I would be very hesitant to use anything that interferes with natural acid production of the stomache, simply out of fear of causing more imbalance of bacteria. If you have pain and bloating because of high bacteria (I think a lot of us do), then clamping down on acid production in your belly can cause an even higher incidence of bacterial growth. If you have a copy of the book by Dr. Peter Green, he touches on that topic. If it were me, and I felt better without the stuff, why would I want to continue with it? Trust your instincts. My own doctor often suggests different drugs to deal with all of the issues, but listens and accepts when I say NO THANKS. Hope you can find your answers.


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I was given samples of this and three other drugs by my GI. I decided before I took any to try good ole' Pepto Bismal liquid. One dose took care of the pain. If you don't have any contraindications it might be worth a try.


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