Has anyone else experienced adverse reactions to their reflux medicine? I tried Protonix and Prevacid and both make me flush all over and have leg cramps and lightheadedness. I don't know what to do because I have terrible ulcers and reflux.
Have you spoken to you doctor about this? There are other medications out there that he could give you. I would conslut with him/her to see what can be done. You should not have to put up with side effects. Are you on any other new medication that could possibily cause this?
I just posted something similar to yours, except with different side effects and differents PPI/H2 blocker meds.
I was on ranitidine, and I felt sick (doc says I coincidentally contracted a virus), but he switched me to rabeprazole just in case.
I have had dizziness, nausea, headaches, chest pains, insomnia, anxiety, red eyes, muscle aches, diarrhea, and probably a couple more that I can't remember.
So far, I've been on Omeprazole (Prilosec), Ranitidine (Zantac) and Rabeprazole (Aciphex, or in Canada it's Pariet). The Prilosec and Aciphex, which are PPI's, in my case, have less side effects than the Zantac which is a H2 blocker.
I'm still seeking answers myself, so all I can say for now is that I feel your pain. Hope you feel better soon!
Wow, it's been so long already... I didn't even realize.
I was using the acid reducing medications to help treat my h.pylori infection. That was a really bad time in my life and it still hasn't fully been resolved yet.
The acid reducers are definitely effective in reducing acid and doing its intended job. I personally did feel the side effects and pretty harshly too. I directly attribute them to the medications because soon after stopping them, I felt the side effects calm down.
I should say that not everyone experiences the side effects though, so you really should see your doctor to make sure they are side effects and not anything else.