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Reclast and Omeprazole

Osteoporosis & Bone Health | Last Active: Sep 25, 2022 | Replies (8)

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Thank you for your response. My dr. said that Reclast can give a 10 percent improvement in bone density, but I don't recall now if that's the first year or over time. Anyway, it seems that taking Omeprazole will virtually guarantee an ongoing need to take something to counteract its potential for causing osteoporosis, which I already have in my lumbar spine, while at the same time risking serious side effects from each of these drugs.

In the meantime, I am working on my diet to increase calcium absorption by timing foods that have calcium at one meal while avoiding foods that interfere with calcium absorption at the same meal. Seems there are an awful lot of foods that can combine with calcium and block absorption. Also adding Vitamin K2 with MK 7 which is supposed to help calcium get into bones and doing exercises for balance and strength.

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Mistea
I was on Actonel for 10 years and developed Barretts esophagus. I was given 80 mg/day omeprazole for 1 year along with a diet of no gluten, dairy, citrus, coffee, tea or any foods that were acidic. Three months into this protocol, I was experiencing excess hair loss and my nails were breaking. I also developed diarrhea and very smelly gas. Basically, I was eating chicken, fish and greens. Harder to digest foods were off limits, like legumes and cruciferous vegetables. I learned that to fix one problem, you create others. I feel my body did not get sufficient nutrition when stomach acid was shut down to heal the esophagus. I lost bone when I had a dexa a couple of years later. If I had to do again, I would have asked a nutritionist to manage my diet and possibly get vitamin infusions during the course of treatment. I hope that things work out for you. These treatment decisions are not easy to make.