Re: PPI and Low Magnesium Blood Levels
I'm just the opposite, many of the PPI's cause me not to be able to sleep at night. When I take prescription strength Pepcid/Famotidine it is like I have no side effects at all. I started taking it at 40 , one 40mg a day. Last couple of years I was doing 2 - 40mg a day.
In 2010 I had a bout of gastritis and tried Nexium for 6 weeks, had wild dreams, kept waking up. They I tried Prevacid and it didn't seem effective plus it gave me a bit of anxiety so I went back to Pepcid and watched my diet , everything went well until 2011.
Last year I started with a ongoing problem with sinus infections. Went on anti-biotics a half dozen times , surgery was finally scheduled for Sept. Had the surgery , one more round of anti-biotics and around November my gastritis started being an issue again. Not sure if any of that was related but I did notice that when I took Pseuodephedrine for congestion at times my voice would get hoarse. It was something I used quite regularly last year so thinking it may have brought on the reflux along with all the anti-biotics. They both are hard on the stomach.
Tried adding in some more Pepcid but around Christmas started noticing my horse voice coming and going. By about March I was really sick and getting weak. That is when I learned I had gastritis again as well as acid reflux, , irritates my lungs and voicebox mostly. Makes me short of breath at times. So I went on PPI's again , cut out all coffee, booze and started watching my diet. It has been getting better but not sure if this isn't more a mechanical issue now. Bending over , squatting , any pressure on my stomach seems to bring it on. Not sure how PPI's will fix that. My stomach feels pretty good after 10 weeks of PPI's, no gastritis just this dam reflux.
Drugs and their side effects are so unique to each of us , no telling which ones will gives us bad side effects.