Omeprazole questions

Posted by januaryjane @januaryjane, Dec 3, 2019

Ok, I went to my gastro and having symptoms of nausea that got better with an antacid. So, Im put on 40mg omeprazole a day since Nov. 9th. I had an upper scope and nothing was found, no ulcer, inflammation, notta. Im still having stomach troubles, could this medicine be making things worse? Should I even be on this higher amount? I know no one can tell me what to do, just asking around for some insight.
My symptoms are, lack of appetite, on and off diarrhea, gas, cramping, severe fatigue, low grade fever on and off. And nausea if off the medicine. Been going on for at least a few months.
I have chronic constipation from slow transit disorder, so struggling with that.

I just dont want to be taking this medicine if its exacerbating my symptoms.

@januaryjane – Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect!
It sounds as if you feel worse now than when you started on omeprazole, right? The medication seems to help you with the nausea- decreases acid production in stomach. Your new symptoms with fatigue, low grade fevers, gas and diarrhea sounds more like an intestinal infection of some kind. It might be a good idea to contact your doctor again. You may need some more tests to see why you are so much worse. What do you think? Many of us here recognize your symptoms and know how you feel – I do! Can you please get back to us about what the doctor thinks?

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I see her on the 10th. Well i was having some of those symptoms before. But the cramping and gurgling are a little worse. I started taking some probiotics which I think have helped. But I never have had all this together. Something is up, just not sure what. I leave next weekend for vacation.

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What kind of foods are you eating? Try a low acid diet, no soda, booze, only low acid coffee, no tomato products, Italian, mexican, fried foods. Drink water, almond milk, no fruit juices. Eat more fiber and see if that helps.

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@riflemanz64

What kind of foods are you eating? Try a low acid diet, no soda, booze, only low acid coffee, no tomato products, Italian, mexican, fried foods. Drink water, almond milk, no fruit juices. Eat more fiber and see if that helps.

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Thank you that’s exactly what I’m doing for years already.

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@riflemanz64

What kind of foods are you eating? Try a low acid diet, no soda, booze, only low acid coffee, no tomato products, Italian, mexican, fried foods. Drink water, almond milk, no fruit juices. Eat more fiber and see if that helps.

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Which coffee is low acid? Thank you

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Healthwise low acid coffee I buy from amazon or eBay. I use a bunn drip coffee maker and you only use 3 tablespoons of coffee for a 10 cup pot. I use almond milk instead of creamer so that really neutralizes the coffee. Almond milk is alkaline.

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Check out Bio Coffee on Amazon. I love it! The box says only alkaline coffee on the market. It also has wheatgrass in it. I’ve learned to love the taste.

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@riflemanz64

Healthwise low acid coffee I buy from amazon or eBay. I use a bunn drip coffee maker and you only use 3 tablespoons of coffee for a 10 cup pot. I use almond milk instead of creamer so that really neutralizes the coffee. Almond milk is alkaline.

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Do they have an instant coffee?

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@destinnana

Check out Bio Coffee on Amazon. I love it! The box says only alkaline coffee on the market. It also has wheatgrass in it. I’ve learned to love the taste.

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Is this instant coffee?

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No, it’s ground coffee.

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Omeprazole is usually prescribed in cases of proven gastric of duodenal inflammation, possibly caused by over-production of stomach acid. The symptoms you describe can, though, be a consequence of under-production of acid and the Omeprazole could be making things worse! It seems to me that you need to be investigated for alternative diagnoses. You might like to read the book Why Stomach Acid is Good For You. by Jonathan Wright and Lane Lenard.

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@grachelg

Which coffee is low acid? Thank you

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@grachelg If you do a search for low-acid coffee on Amazon there are a few. Dark roasted is lower acid than light or regular roast too. The roasting burns off the acid.

@januaryjane That amount of omeprazole is not too much for some conditions but it sounds as if you may have something else as @eden commented. After my Barrett's Esophagus was first diagnosed I was on 40 mg of omeprazole for a short time to get things under control, and then it was reduced to 20 mg.
JK

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@riflemanz64

What kind of foods are you eating? Try a low acid diet, no soda, booze, only low acid coffee, no tomato products, Italian, mexican, fried foods. Drink water, almond milk, no fruit juices. Eat more fiber and see if that helps.

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When I get bad I go on very limited diet, low fodmap, low acid, sugar etc. Now Im doing mostly liquid to calm my gut down. Nothing caffeinated or carbonated, no dairy, or juice. Water, some gaterorade, decaf tea, broth, lots of water. Jello sometimes. Today I had loud growls and gas from just drinking water. So, I dunno. Im afraid to eat, feel better when I dont.
I see my gastro tuesday. No idea what shell say as my upper scope was normal and so were the biopsies.

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@januaryjane

When I get bad I go on very limited diet, low fodmap, low acid, sugar etc. Now Im doing mostly liquid to calm my gut down. Nothing caffeinated or carbonated, no dairy, or juice. Water, some gaterorade, decaf tea, broth, lots of water. Jello sometimes. Today I had loud growls and gas from just drinking water. So, I dunno. Im afraid to eat, feel better when I dont.
I see my gastro tuesday. No idea what shell say as my upper scope was normal and so were the biopsies.

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I’m just coming out of a 2 week acid attack. Don’t know what started it, but plenty of nausea, abdominal pain etc. Saw my GI last week and got rx for carafate to coat to the stomach. Will see how it works

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@astaingegerdm

I’m just coming out of a 2 week acid attack. Don’t know what started it, but plenty of nausea, abdominal pain etc. Saw my GI last week and got rx for carafate to coat to the stomach. Will see how it works

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Sorry to hear that. Are you doing any better? I went to my dr today and she thinks I have ibs, with my constipation, yay. Im going to see if I can fill Motegrity and give it a shot. Not many options left.

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