Omeprazole Side Effects

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  1. link Cw
    I HAD HORRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS ON OMEPRAZOLE - I DON'T RECOMMEND TAKING IT
    I also had really bad side effects on Omeprazole. They included, headache, diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, nausea to point of throwing up, ringing in my ears, painful pins and needles feeling in one heel, joint pain in one knee, twitching in forehea - 45% more...
    Cw- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  2. link Eliz
    Omeprazole arthralgia, steering wheel, hands and feet, joint pain, stiffness
    After taking it for 6 days, Omeprazole caused me to suffer arthralgia. That translates to joint pain (knees, elbows, wrists, shoulders, neck, back), swelling (hands and feet), stiffness (all over), weakness (especially in the hands), and fatigue. I a - 61% more...
    Eliz- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Omeprazole
  3. link Mybluesky
    Thanks for the reply! I stopped taking it a week ago (esomeprazole and not omeprazole). Initially it seemed to be resolving and I felt better each day. About day 4 I felt the symptoms were almost completely gone. But unfortunately after that it got w - 60% more...
    Mybluesky- over a year ago
  4. link Mybluesky
    Hey Eliz, This sounds so much like me. Did your symptoms resolve completely?
    Mybluesky- over a year ago
  5. link Leslie_lambert
    Severe symptoms of stroke, MS, heart attack, panic attack.....
    I have had GERD for many years, and have taken prilosec off and on when my symptoms worsen. About a month ago, I took it for two weeks, and have since been through a total nightmare with my health. I have been in and out of the ER with symptoms of a - 74% more...
    Leslie_lambert- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Omeprazole
  6. link Paca
    dependence on omeprazole, side effects including smelly feet
    I started omeprazole last year after having a "cardiac event" (doctors called it that); tightness in chest, rapid increase in blood pressure with severe, crushing pain in left jaw radiating to left arm. I felt horrible. The omeprazole seeme - 64% more...
    Paca- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Omeprazole
  7. link Pilljunky
    FAT & PANIC!
    I have been on several doses of Omeprazole since March 2011 and during this time my GERD has continued im now on 80mg a day but boy have i put on weight and i suffer from constant aches, dizzy spells and tiredness. I tried to come off and i start sha - 30% more...
    Pilljunky- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Omeprazole
  8. link Stardust79
    Omeprazole vertigo dizziness, stomach cramps, aching joints, stomach problems, bright lights
    I have been taking Omeprazole since December 2007 now so 2 and a half months. I had the dose increased to 40mg 3 weeks ago as 20mg wasn't curing the burning in my throat. For a few weeks now i have had increasing vertigo/dizziness and palpitations. I - 72% more...
    Stardust79- over a year ago - 19 Replies - in Omeprazole
  9. link Djquickfit
    dink plenty of water folks, i have also been consuming raw eggs to my diet and have been very impressed with not only the way i feel but looking so much younger and healthier, dont wisk the egg,just crack it into a glass and get it down the hatch. it - 57% more...
    Djquickfit- over a year ago
  10. link Sue B
    Changes to the pill appearance of Omeprazole
    Has anyone noticed any changes in the effect of Omeprazole since the pill has changed in appearance. I have noticed it tastes unpleasant and I am experiencing stomach pain and headaches. I picked up my new prescription 2 weeks ago and have noticed th - 22% more...
    Sue B- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  11. link Kateyrules
    Omeprazole experance, exhusted, sudden increase, worrying thing, accure
    I have been taking Losec for many years then was switched to Omeprazole. My GERD has seemed to have worsened I always experance thirst, but the most worrying thing is that I get these choking attacks where I seem to be suddenly choking on nothing. It - 62% more...
    Kateyrules- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Omeprazole
  12. link Hlhlo8
    I have similar choking attack symptoms. I'm in my late twenties, obese, and have been having GERD-like symptoms for a few years now. I was put on omeprazole less than a month ago, but there doesn't seem to be any positive effects. Right now (and thro - 71% more...
    Hlhlo8- over a year ago
  13. link Mommywithagerdkid
    Omeprazole poor choices, carditis, zantac, gingerbread man, little kid
    Okay everyone, I need help. I have read all these posts and I am beginning to think I am not some crazy mom. My son is has just turned 5 in November has been on Prilosec since August. before that he was on Prevacid off and on his whole life. When I s - 88% more...
    Mommywithagerdkid- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Omeprazole
  14. link Ee123
    My poor 12 year old daughter took omeprozle the generic for Prilosec for 2 1/2 weeks and turned from a carefree fun loving little girl into a very depressed child with what she called "bad thoughts" that were really scaring her. She was on - 76% more...
    Ee123- over a year ago
  15. link Poobear123
    Very interesting, I have studied Medications for many yrs, and planning on getting Doc. in the field . Their is not much studying been done on these medication as far as it come with side effects. I take opana Er for pain and do understand when it co - 76% more...
    Poobear123- over a year ago
  16. link Swat7dagt
    omeprazole dependent
    I have been on omeprazole for over 5 years (2x a day) and if I miss one dose, I get severe heartburn that cannot go away with any OTC. Do I just consider this a med that I take for life?
    Swat7dagt- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Omeprazole
  17. link Preeceh
    Wow thank you so much for this information. I will defiantly try your recommendations. I have been taking 1x20mg omeprazole for three and half years with systems as occasional dizziness, weight gain, numbness in right hand at night and have had an ir - 44% more...
    Preeceh- over a year ago
  18. link Pswoman
    Omeprazole profuse sweating, prilosec, acid reflux, cfs, otc
    I just googled "Prilosec & weakness with sweating" and came up with this site. I have been on OTC Prilosec for at least 2 yrs. taking it off & on...mostly on (everyday). I have been getting more ill over the last 2 months than I hav - 68% more...
    Pswoman- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Omeprazole
  19. link Sbr
    I was switch to generic prilosec by my health care provider. I never quite made the connection since I have been on this drug for years. I began sweating profusely 3-4 times a day for about three years and no one could fine a cause. I went thruogh ma - 67% more...
    Sbr- over a year ago
  20. link Deborahk
    Omeprazole dizzyness, magic pill, tums, left arm, having a heart attack
    I woke up ultra early & lay back down trying to sleep a little more. I started feeling lightheaded, anxious, had tingling in my left arm,clammy sweats, & thought I was having a heart attack. I was about to ask my husband to take me to the hos - 65% more...
    Deborahk- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Omeprazole
  21. link Masonjw
    Aggitated I agree! Too many people with same problems. I have had fractures in my spine now my teeth and strating of osteoporosis. I am a 44 year old man not typical! I have pain daily from my teeth neck back and hips all from this med!
    Masonjw- over a year ago
  22. link Sbrumbles
    actually omeprazole makes me feel better ive had bad anxiety and heartburn been taking 3 pepcids everyday especially on the weekends when i drink beer nothing helps except the omeprazole. i do have heart palipitations every now and again but i always - 49% more...
    Sbrumbles- over a year ago
  23. link Melody1682
    Omeprazole barrett, cancer
    I have been taking Omeprazole for 2 1/2 years now. I was told about a year ago that I have Barrett's Esophogus and if I hadn't been taking Omeprazole, I could have had esophogus cancer shortly. Because of Omeprazole, I'm cancer free and am in the run - 14% more...
    Melody1682- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Omeprazole
  24. link Masonjw
    I too was diagnosed with barretts and put on prilosec 40 X2 daily. I took it about 1 year then was diagnosed with two compression fractures in my T spine had cement put in those on Aug 30 2010, just had a new xray no new fractures but arthiritis from - 55% more...
    Masonjw- over a year ago
  25. link Sbrumbles
    i am glad to hear some good news about omprazole
    Sbrumbles- over a year ago
  26. link Triathlete1122
    Omeprazole brain tumor, sick to my stomach, doctor appointment, marathon runner, occassional
    I have been taking OMEprazole for approximately 2.5 months and recently I feel dizzy to the point I want to get a doctor appointment to have an MRI or CT scan on my head - my fear is that I have a brain tumor. I feel dizzy as if I am going to pass ou - 67% more...
    Triathlete1122- over a year ago - 9 Replies - in Omeprazole
  27. link Owlparadox
    Okay so it won't let me post the links but there's info on wikipedia and Scienceblog.com (under `pain in the gut? don't blame stomach acid'.
    Owlparadox- over a year ago
  28. link Pgh

    This original post was a life saver to me. My doctor prescribed me a 20 mg capsule of Prilosec which I have been unable to wean off by attempting to take it every other day, then every 3rd day, then every 4th day, etc. I purchased the Prilosec tablet - 84% more...
    Pgh- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  29. link Pgh

    This original post was a life saver to me. My doctor prescribed me a 20 mg capsule of Prilosec which I have been unable to wean off by attempting to take it every other day, then every 3rd day, then every 4th day, etc. I purchased the Prilosec tablet - 84% more...
    Pgh- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  30. link Pgh

    This original post was a life saver to me. My doctor prescribed me a 20 mg capsule of Prilosec which I have been unable to wean off by attempting to take it every other day, then every 3rd day, then every 4th day, etc. I purchased the Prilosec tablet - 84% more...
    Pgh- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  31. link Pgh

    This original post was a life saver to me. My doctor prescribed me a 20 mg capsule of Prilosec which I have been unable to wean off by attempting to take it every other day, then every 3rd day, then every 4th day, etc. I purchased the Prilosec tablet - 84% more...
    Pgh- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  32. link Sirius1
    Omeprazole tinnitus, cause distress, omeprozole, dizziness, prilosec
    I have been taking Prilosec and Omeprazole for more than 5 years. I have had trouble with itching, dizziness, and now, tinnitus. The itching which was intense on my calves was solved by washing with a wash cloth and not taking a shower or bath, as my - 68% more...
    Sirius1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Omeprazole
  33. link Tin
    It’s a fact – 95% of the people who use conventional treatments such as drugs, habituation or surgeries may lower the ear ringing volume temporarily but most often would end up worse than when they started. Now you can learn how to be in the successf - 20% more...
    Tin- over a year ago
  34. link Kirby
    Omeprazole gerd, unexplainable pain, miracle, stomach
    i started taking omepron 20 mg. last march 10 for GERD and today, march 29, i am still experiencing drowsiness, pain in the throat and back.sometimes i feel itchiness on my face.Could all of these be side effects of omeprazole?
    Kirby- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Omeprazole
  35. link Kcazie
    May 13,2001 - First time I took Omepron for my gastric pain due to my self-presciption of the drug Ibuprofen. I started to experience slight relief of my gastric pain two hours after taking Omepron and got better throughout the day. But at the same t - 35% more...
    Kcazie- over a year ago
  36. link Funone
    prilosec and tooth decay
    has anyone ever experienced tooth decay (spliting, chipping or thinning) from taking prilosec? I have been taking the RX dose , 80 mg. day for about 3 years for sever acid reflux and it worked beautifully. I went to have my teeth cleaned & check - 73% more...
    Funone- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Omeprazole
  37. link Kelawrence
    I too have suffered terrible tooth decay, after taking 80mg. (2 caps of 40Mg. per day) prescribed in 2001 after a GI bleed! My dental issues are not caused by GERD. Recently, there have been many reports of bone loss + Prilosec & there is even a - 60% more...
    Kelawrence- over a year ago