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    Old 02-10-2009, 04:20 AM   #1
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    Nexium Side effects? Gerd?

    I had my gallbladder removed in September and I started to have problems with acids in stomach and my doctor thinks its Gerd so she put me on Nexium until I see a gasterologist. I have been taking the Nexium for two weeks now and experiencing some weird symptoms like: muscle aches in upper arms and side of chest, leg muscle pain and into the joints, my allergies and anxiety have gotten worse also I get dirreahea and never had that before even without the gallbladder. I was just at the doctors two weeks ago and had a complete physical in October. My blood pressure is fine - I eat right and exercise but I am on a diet to lose weight. Has anyone experienced these problems with Nexium?

     
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    Old 02-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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    Re: Nexium Side effects? Gerd?

    I think the side effects vary by person. Many people have good success with Nexium.

    I've been on all of the PPI's available on the market. Personally, Nexium was HORRIBLE for me. I developed side effects that I didn't have with any of other PPI's. I had horrible nausea, heartburn (I have LPR and that wasn't a symptom before) and chronic (at least 4 hours per day) diarrhea. I was on Nexium for a month. I had the diarrhea horribly for the entire month. It did NOT go away when I went off of it. In fact, it has been 9 months and my digestive system still has issues. I've now been diagnosed with IBS. I had absolutely no problems with the diarrhea previous to that.

    Taking other PPI's was more effective for me in treating my reflux. I prefer the Prevacid Solutabs.

     
    Old 02-10-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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    Re: Nexium Side effects? Gerd?

    I agree Nexium does produce more side effects than the other PPIs.

    The most frequent one for my wife was nausea and diarrhea.

     
    Old 02-13-2009, 02:21 AM   #4
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    Re: Nexium Side effects? Gerd?

    So I went to the doctor and I am the 1 percent who had a allergic reaction to Nexium so the pain has gone away in my arms and legs since I stop taking it.

     
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    Re: Nexium Side effects? Gerd?

    Thank you for posting this. It made me look into the side effects of Nexium and I found A LOT of people have bad side effects from this med.

    My dr just prescribed it for me today and I'm not sure whether to try it or not. None of the other medicines have worked, so I want to try it but I don't want the side effects.

     
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    Re: Nexium Side effects? Gerd?

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    Thank you for posting this. It made me look into the side effects of Nexium and I found A LOT of people have bad side effects from this med.

    My dr just prescribed it for me today and I'm not sure whether to try it or not. None of the other medicines have worked, so I want to try it but I don't want the side effects.
    Just be careful with it - it may work for you. I do know that it will flare up Fibroailsha (spelling?) the pain in joints and muscles. My father had to go off of it because it made his memory go bad. I now feel much better since I stop taking it but I still have the gas pains and looking for an alternative. It is the Phroton Inhibitor in the Nexium that causes the side effects.

    If you do have these side effects, and you stop taking it - it can take up to 5 days after taking for the side effects to disappear. I thought I was going crazy with this medicine because my eyes were blurry as well.

     
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    Re: Nexium Side effects? Gerd?

    Thanks. I didn't have any side effects when taking Aciphex, Protonix, or Prilosec. Since they're Proton Inhobotors, does that means I should be OK with side effects?

     
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    Re: Nexium Side effects? Gerd?

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    Thanks. I didn't have any side effects when taking Aciphex, Protonix, or Prilosec. Since they're Proton Inhobotors, does that means I should be OK with side effects?

    Proton Inhiborters is what gave me the side effects but the over the counter like Prilosec has less amount in them so it shouldn't be as bad. Nexium was very potent. There are alternatives which my family doctor gave me but I will be seeing a specialist soon. My mom takes Prilosec and does very well. My brother had a severe reaction to Nexium and broke out in rash, sore muscles, etc and is using another prescription (I don't remember the name). I am seeing a gastrologist this week to find an alternative because Zantac is good for me but I need something stronger.

     
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    Oh and finally my muscle and joint pain disappeared - I stop taking on Monday and this is Sunday so it took 6 days to finally feel 100% better from taking Nexium.

     
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