Drug Ratings for PRILOSEC

Average Rating: 2.1 (1317 Ratings)

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 1  Acid reflux Made acid WORSE. Just read how DANGEROUS this poison is, another REAL conspiracy by the criminal zionsist controlled / corporate controlled homicidal government. Take prilosec and other PPI poison and get all these fun benefits: bone fractures + stomach cancer + depression + scores of other maladies associated with nutritional deprivation this s**t causes. B-17, a/k/a laetrile CURES cancer for real!! Search it! M 61 10 years
20mg 1X D
11/25/2014

 1  Indigestion Severe headaches, Suicidal intention, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety Attack, Weak, Dizzy, Couldn't focus, Lowered Immune. This is by far the worst drug I have ever taken. I don't recommend taking this drug. I thought I was going crazy. I've been in and out of the hospital for many times because I wasn't satisfied with the doctors answers and got a blood test and they said I am normal. I have stopped taking this drug for a month already. Symptoms are fading but at a VERY slow pace. I just hope I knew how to detox them faster out of my system. I suggest diet over this drug. M 23 3 months
30 MG
11/24/2014

 1  Acid reflux This medication cause me to develop polyps ( 50 of them) my gastroenterologist said it's common so I am trying to ween myself off. A lot of side effects that this drug has caused me. F 50 1 months
40 mg
11/22/2014

 1  gastritis Blurred vision,no appetite,dry mouth,severe headaches,palpitations,tingling in hands,depression,worst anxiety ever(never been anxious in my life)tired but could not sleep,feeling not quite 'with it''. Took this awful drug on and off,alternating with zantac for about 6 weeks,worst time of my life,thought I was going mad.Dr. would not accept the tablets caused these problems, silly me I believed him,trusted him and carried on taking them, after endoscopy then ultrasound found I had gallstones!!!What damage did these tablets cause as I did not have gastritis.Still suffering months later from side effects ,when will it get better? M 6 weeks
20mg. 1X D
11/15/2014

 1  GERD Depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, intense muscle and joint pain, fatigue, muscle loss, recurrent sinus infections, lowered immunity, severe dizziness, heart palpitations, ringing in ears, headaches, brain fog, kidney damage, liver damage. Right now I am detoxing/withdrawing from this horrible poison. I stopped taking it 5 days ago and the rebound indigestion has been extremely difficult to manage. For the first 2 days, I survived on TUMS. Then I started doing some internet research. I am now taking probiotics, digestive enzymes, a super multi-vitamin, DGL licorice, mastic gum, D-Limonene, and Aloe juice. The indigestion is slowly fading. I am desperately doing anything I can to regain my health after this "medicine" ruined my life. Because of this drug, I've been on antidepressants and anti-anxiolitics. I've only been physically able to work part-time due to the muscle & joint pain, and fatigue. I thought I had fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome and was ready to kill myself from the pain. Please DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG! It will take more than GERD away from you. I am very debilitated from this drug and wonder why this poison remains on the market. I'm hoping to get my life and health back, but feel like it's going to be a long road back to "living" and not merely "existing". F 50 6 years
20 MG 1X D
11/15/2014

 1  to protect stomach from ibuprofen d Its been 60 days since discontinued prilosec Just want to encourage ALL WHO ARE SUFFERING from severe side effects - I AM GETTING BETTER !!!! THANK YOU GOD !!! Still have some anxiety and some pressure in head and ears also a lttle dizziness BUT NOTHING compared to when it started( early Sept) Anyhow make sure you STOP taking it ! I had to get 10 mg diazepm 3x's a day for the EXTREME ANXIETY worked good - first tried 5 mg didnt work fought anxiety ALL DAY! But today is the first day i dont even think i need it - all symptoms going - its been sooo long -60 days but i just want to THANK GOD and give you HOPE ! F 48 32 days
20 mg 1X D
11/14/2014
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 1  GERD swollen tongue. Lump in throat. Depression. Sinus problems. Muscle twitches. Burning mouth and ulcers. Vitamin B deficiency Was too scared to eat or drink because of the pain in my mouth & throat. New ulcers were appearing every day and whole mouth was on fire. Vit B deficiency showed up on blood test two weeks after starting Omeprazole even though was tested for same thing a month earlier & all was fine then. The depression was awful & can honestly say I would have been happy to die there and then! Uncontrollable crying & desperation. Avoid this med at all costs! F 54 2 months
20mg x2
11/10/2014

 1  GERD ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS, Fatigue, headaches, feeling out of it. ***UPDATE*** This is an update to my post from 7-29-14 I TRIED to stop taking this POISON back in July. Because of the intense pain, nausea and acid reflux, I had to start re-taking it just for some relief. By far this is THE HARDEST thing in my 51 years on this earth to get off of. I have tried tapering off, I have tried natural remedies, I have tried Nexium and other brands. It always comes back with a vengeance. If you are reading my post and are thinking about taking this drug DO NOT! You will be sorry! This drug has ruined my life. I didn't even need this in the beginning, my doctor thought it would help protect my stomach. I am going to keep trying to get off of this stuff. Hopefully, one day I will be free and I will have my life back. Save your life and your sanity, DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG!!!!!! M 51 1 years
10mg 1X D
11/8/2014
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 1  Esophagitis Do not, I repeat do not take this medication if you have no prior history of headaches. I never had them before I took this, and since I've developed SUNCT syndrome along with other problems. M 22 5 days
10/20/2014

 1  gerd Bad anxiety ringing in my ears blurred vision joint pain palpatations pins and needles lump in throat headache stabbing eye pain night sweats numbness in face tired but cant sleep F 37 1 years
40Mg
10/9/2014

 1  Pain in sternum Severe anxiety and panic attacks. Irregular EKG heart palpitations. Numbness to right side of face. Dizzy, lightheaded, and feeling hazy. Severe migraines and hot and cold streaks shooting up through neck and back of head. Discontinued 2 weeks ago. Just starting to see some symptoms abate. Migraines are gone. Can leave the house now without having major panic. Still some anxiety. Blood pressure and EKG have stabilized due to medication. Still light headed and have the hazy feeling. Hazy feeling causes the lightheadedness but have times now when things are clear. Still have no energy and an overall unwell feeling, but things are getting better, however more slowly than I would like. I will report back and follow up on when all symptoms are gone to give those going through this, hopefully a better time table for recovery. F 64 10 days
20 mg 1X D
10/8/2014

 1  IBS/heartburn Eyes won't focus when going from close to far, plus blurry vision. Extreme gas some days Pain in face especially bones around teeth. Uncontrollable anxiety, panic, sweating. shaky body unreliable stools one day hard next watery. And my newest one a stabbing pain in my lower right abdomen. M 28 3 months
20
9/29/2014

 1  chronic heartburn Low magnesium levels leading to heart palpitations, charley horses, numbness and tingling in limbs, excessive tooth decay, severe depression and moodiness, cloudiness in thoughts, aching joints, lowered immune system. I had a lot of neckaches and sore throats...all things I never even thought could be related to taking this drug until reading the comments on this website. So, I have taken two prescription drugs - omneprozole (for chronic heartburn) and metaprolol (for high blood pressure) for the past four years. Interestingly, all the above symptoms I blamed on the metaprolol because it too lowers magnesium levels and causes mood swings, etc. I incresed my magnesium intake to 600 mlg/ 2'xs a day and that helped with the heart palpitations and leg cramps, but always at night I had terrible anxiety. In addition I suffered a significant blow to my immune system. I was sick from January - April 2014 with bronchitis, stomach flu, pnemonia, laryngitis, pink eye ----and nothing that normally works for me worked to get rid of these things. I was beginning to wonder what was to become of me. On top of that, over the past four years my teeth have taken a nose-dive...suddently I have cavities upon cavities...I don't know if omneprozole is the culprit, but having read the other comments I think it is a possiblility. I have stopped taking it and look forward to improved health. Oh...I took the stuff for severe chronic heartburn which it worked on fantastically. In fact I only took the 40 mg prescribed every 3 or 4 days because it worked so well for me...but now I wonder at what cost. I don't know if this stuff should be pulled from the market, but more investigating needs to be done. It can't be healthy to block stomach acid production, I mean, duh! We need that stuff to digest food. F 47 4 years
40mg 1X AN
9/20/2014

 1  Hpylori Severe anxiety, panic attacks, chest pain, difficulty breathing and many more. M 32 8 days
40 mg
9/20/2014
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 1  Hiatal Hernia, Chronic Nausea Unbearable 24 hour nausea, depression, suicidal intentions My general practitioner authorized this in a generic form without my knowledge and I had trouble with it previously. This is one of the worst drugs I have ever taken and am shocked it hasn't been pulled off the market. Not only did it worsen the symptoms of what I had, but had I been on it a few more days before I realized what was causing the suicidal intentions, I would not be here now. I was ready to act on those intentions with determination. Withheld dose and within three hours all side effects disappeared. I dropped the doctor too. F 40 21 days
20 MG 1X D
9/7/2014

 1  Peptic Ulcer Dizziness, tremors, unrelenting anxiety, pins and needles in arms and legs, confusion, swelling of hands and feet, irritability, depression, blurry vision, balance issues I have been suffering and had no idea it was all caused by the Prilosec. I thought I had a severe disease. I quit cold turkey 2 days ago. I just wish I knew how to expel it from my system faster. F 48 6 months
20 mg 1X D
9/4/2014
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 1  GERD Anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue, depression, headaches, joint aches, light headed, dizziness, feeling of doom. DANGER! I am not being dramatic people! This POISON has brought me to the point of feeling suicidal. I was taking Zantac for years and with the advice from my doctor I added Prilosec. Slowly this drug began to change my life. Yes, it did relieve the GERD I was having, but.... I began to have pins and needles feeling in my arms and couldn't figure out why. Fast forward a few months later I began to experience panic attacks and anxiety through the roof. I couldn't go to any store or social event without feeling like I was going to pass out. Being light headed became a way of life. I scared the heck out of myself driving a few times. I became very depressed and had daily feelings of doom and gloom. There were days that I would wake up out of a sound sleep with a headache at the base of my neck. Very hard to sleep at night if I even slept at all. I have been to the doctor many times advising him of these issues and have had many tests which always come back normal. He thinks its all in my head. I know darn right well that I am not making this up just for the fun of it. After many hours of researching this I have found that Prilosec causes vitamin deficiency (magnesium and B-12 to name a few). As of yesterday 7-28-14 I have decided to stop cold turkey taking any antacids. I am taking charge of my life and not listening to the doctors any more on this one, I want my life back and refuse to feel like I am dying anymore. M 51 12 months
20 1X D
7/29/2014
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 1  Heartburn/Other Digestive Issues Heart palpitations, tired (just a general feeling of malaise...like I was in slow-motion), cough/constant throat-clearing, light-headed, anxiety, overall feeling of aggravation/no patience for anyone, severe headache on 2 occasions, eyes seem to have difficulty focusing F 40 1 weeks
20 MG 1X D
7/25/2014

 1  GERD Dizziness heart palpitations numbness tingling hands edema with joint pain and swelling anxiety restlessness In 2005 started having side effects after being on it for about 3 years. I fell and fractured my wrist and ankle, had to beg the doctor to check my vit D and bone density after the fall!! Sure enough osteopenia which is now osteoporosis. Doctors said I was anxious and denied this drug could have these side effects and I was stupid enough to believe them. The GE I just saw the other day said "she had never heard of anyone having dizziness and palpitations from omeprazole. Years of seeing physiatrist for "cervical neck radiculopathy". I finally decided to go off it as the dizziness palpitations worsened, getting increasingly anxious and depressed, increased joint pain. Bad rebound, now week 3 without it, did Pepcid low dose for a while but coming off of that as well, but slowly getting back to normal, change of diet and discovered I'm Gluten intolerant (which the doctor doesn't believe either!!!) I do NOT think this med is for long term use and do not feel it should be OTC. Now I'm off of it, I have developed allergies med and food sensitivities I never thought I had. Very strange. F 56 14 years
20 mg 1X D
7/3/2014
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 1  hiatus hernia headaches,irregular heartrate,fuzzy head, these side effects occurred after long time use. worked well for acid indigestion. F 80 7 years
20mg 1X D
6/16/2014

 1  Acid reflux No side effects...and no real effects I keep trying Prilosec during different bouts of severe acid reflux, and the same thing keeps happening: NOTHING. I still have my reflux and I've paid for this expensive medicine. Has it ever helped anyone? I'm honestly curious. For me, it's just like taking a sugar pill. Please remind me not to buy it again thinking maybe it will work this time. F 44 14 days
20 MG 1X D
5/25/2014

 1  gerd Dizziness chest pain anxiety F 45 10 days
40mg
5/21/2014

 1  barretts anxiety and depression 1 year later 1 year update....still have anxiety and depression. showed my doc. this site and he just poo pooed it. and he was a friend of mine before he was my doc. this drug and the f.d.a. suck. can"t go on much longer M 56 6 weeks
40mg 1X D
5/11/2014
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 1  Gastric Paresis Danger!! The side effects are horrendous from severe dizziness, constant ringing in ears, heart palpitations, cough and naseau. Glad I found this website. I will NEVER take it again..thought I was going crazy. The worst feeling. 52 1 months
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4/22/2014
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 1  acid reflux/GERD stabbing eye and head pain, dizziness, blurred vision, panic attacks, night sweats will never use this again! Went to the ER at least five times with panic attacks thinking I was having a heart attack. Severe vertigo, dizzy spells, head and eye pain. Doctors told me all symptoms of panic/anxiety! Stopped taking on my own...symptoms went away. F 47 6 months
20mg 2X D
4/9/2014

 1  acid reflux after taking the med I noticed deep lower back pain, so deep that I thought it was affecting my kidneys. The next day I did not take the Prilosec, I took ibuprofen for the back pain which did not go away till the 3rd day off the med. F 43 1 days
20 1X D
4/2/2014

 1  Gerd I was hospitalized with diverticulitis 7 times, and had 3 colon operations due to this drug. The lack of stomach acid caused ingested protein to rot in my guts causing infections. It also reduces the ability of the body to use vitamins. If you are taking this drug, I assume you feel tired with sore muscles due to the lack of stomach acid. I now realize the lack of stomach acid was the cause of many of my health problems. If you have GERD, you are probably allergic to gluten causing pressure on your LES. M 65 15 years
20 mg 1X D
3/27/2014

 1  Supposedly Acid Reflux Many side effects, Extreme fatigue, weakness, heart palpitations, anxiety, depression, night sweats, lump in throat, vitamin D deficiency, vitamin B deficiency, Potassium deficiency, back pain, hip pain, lost weight, lost muscle mass, This drug is poison, should be banned. Side effects seem to slowly creep up, day 1 seemed ok, from there on I felt weak and very depressed, by day 12 I was having heart palpitations. I went to ER and they did EKG, blood work, etc and told me I was fine. I had no clue that the Prilosec was causing this so I continued taking it for another 6 days. By then I finally googled it and found this site. That convinced me it was the Prilosec and I stopped taking it that day. The next day the weakness stopped, but the other symptoms lingered. I went to my MD and she ran bloodwork and found the vitamin deficiences, so I started taking the needed supplements and I started feeling better but I still had the heart palpitations and anxiety. So 5 weeks after stopping the prilosec I started taking St. John's Wort and within a week I started feeling much better. St. John's Wort cleans the prilosec out of your bloodstream.... I am very disappointed in FDA and Proctor and Gamble and our drs....... This has been a horrible nightmare that should have never happened. F 55 18 days
20 Mg 1X D
3/21/2014

 1  ulser/frequent heartburn I think I'm allergic to this drug. I took it once and within ten minutes I couldn't stop coughing, then I got dizzy and couldn't focus, started shaking, felt like I couldn't swallow, rapid heart rate, and swelling ing of face. I then looked up all the information and from the symptoms it said I was having a rare, severe allergic reaction and to seek medical attention. My husband is a biology major and told me to puke and take a vitiman (in case I was low on magnesium). I don't think puking helped that much cause the drug acts so fast. But it really scared me thinking I had to go to the hospital. Reading all these post has reassured me that I will be OK. Its been about an hour since I Took it and I'm feeling a bit better, not fully OK though. Never again, waste of money. Not for me F 26 1 days
20mg 1X D
3/20/2014

 1  GERD Nausea, headaches, sour taste, sore throat, night sweats, tingling/burning in legs, fatigue, cramps, pain in back of neck, stomach virus, increased anxiety. It got rid of the heartburn, but after taking this drug for three weeks, I developed a bad stomach virus. Vomiting and diahrea, feeling of exhaustion. I hadn't had a stomach virus in over 20 years. Since Prilosec prohibits stomach acids from being released, bad bacterias with thrive in the digestive tract and it is not unusual to get stomach viruses. Doctor never explained possible side effects prior to prescribing. I was switched to Pantoprazole 20mg twice per day, the nausea is gone but I still have sore throat, stiff neck, pain in back of neck, feeling of something stuck in throat, feeling of swollen lymph node in base of neck, and occasional feeling of hot coals in my legs. I'm weening myself off by taking only one 20mg dose per day until I can get off completely. This stuff is bad news. M 45 6 weeks
40 MG 1X D
3/13/2014
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 1  physician prescription I've been researching and was fixing to make appointment with cardiologist because I thought I was having a heart attack 3 times in early A.M. hours after my late night dose. After this starts I take pepto & it goes away. I just read this review & it's identical in symptoms! I'm going to give it a try to see if I have any more of these episodes. I'm guessing it stops & so grateful for coming across this review. F 54 10 months
40 MG
3/5/2014

 1  acid reflux Took this for GERD. Had squeezing chest pain. Blood pressure increased, anxiety. Took 2 weeks to figure out this was causing problems. Tried generic. Then just quit. Doctor and pharmacist said they never heard of this side effect. But it happened to me. F 54 2 weeks
3/2/2014

 1  heart burn @ pain stomack Right hip extreme pain unable to left leg, severe radiating pain from spine with pins needles over entire body. if bending down was severe. I have Celiac Sprue and Osteoporosis which the doctor knew. I have stopped taking the medicine but still having side effects but not as severe. i would advise a person who has Osteoporosis and Celiac to find another solution for Gerd/ M 74 2 months
20 MG 1X D
3/2/2014
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 1  acid reflux Numbness in the face, pressure, swelling, lump in the throat. 31 2 days
20ml
2/23/2014

 1  acid feflux Terrible anxiety,never been anxious in my life like this,pins and needles in hands,headache,blurred vision,(doctor told me to visit my optician)nausea in morning,pain in elbows,severe neck/ back pain around gall bladder area,panic attacks,could not sleep,even with sleeping tablets,chills in back,loss of appetite,palpitations,night sweats. F 60 4 weeks
20mgx2
2/22/2014

 1  acid indegestion/ bloating Glad to see I'm not alone or going crazy. Started prilosec in december, for acid. Bloating issues. And the first 14 days were fine but as soon as I was done with 14 days two days later the acid started and the bloating returned. So went back to Dr and he told me again to continue taking it so went to buy more. And symptoms went away. But 2 weeks later my knees, elbows, neck, gums, started aching, my neck felt like static or weird shocks, in my jawline, my joints were achy, was anxious, mild heaches, a lymp node on my neck swolled alittle. Had numbness and tingling in hands for no reason. My throat felt closed sometimes. I couldn't see right at night. Mind you my stomach issues were gone all the other new symptoms were wore neck issues being the worst. I took 3 , 14 day dosages Dr orders. But I have quit taking them have an apt with my Dr next week. I would no recommend this prilosec med. M 29 3 months
20mg 1 day
2/21/2014
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 1  GERD My list of symptoms is pretty long: anxiety, depression, fast heart rate, palpitations, pain in armpit, neck, chest, arms and legs, headaches and pressure in neck and head, eye pain, blurred vision, bloating, intestinal pain, nausea, tingling and numbness in hands, feet and face, shakiness on inside and out, fatigue, pain in jaw, dizziness, trouble sleeping, sweats and confusion. I'm shocked from what I have read on this website and can't believe I've been put through this hell for so long. I've been to my Dr multiple times for different concerns but I'm always told I'm fine. I'm so happy I'm not alone and I'm making an appointment to get off this evil drug. Wish me luck. I will take heartburn any day over taking this stuff. I need my life back. I'm sick and tired of not feeling myself and hope I can lose these horrendous side effects. Good luck to everyone else who has gone through this or currently is. Get off this drug!!! And if a Dr tries to prescribe it to you.....RUN!!!! F 31 7 years
20mg 1X da
2/13/2014
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 1  Heart burn. &. Acid reflux Bad chest pain thought (heart attack) doc said im perfectly fine. anxiety light headed very tired tremors and agitation this is my 3rd day off and I'm starting to feel normal again sticking with old school alka selser M 31 10 days
20mg
2/10/2014

 1  Frequent heartburn Lump in throat, itchy throat, pain in esophagus, red/swollen face (felt like my face was on fire), anxiety that was through the roof, increased migraines Do not take this drug. I wouldn't give it to my worst enemy. The pain in my esophagus was unbearable. By day 8 my face was so swollen, red, & hot to the touch. It felt like my skin was on fire. I've suffered from migraines for years & this medication made them way worse. Just don't take the stuff! F 29 8 days
20mg 1X D
1/30/2014

 1  Supposed Laryngopharyngeal reflux Tightness in neck and chest, pain under chin, severe anxiety... Seriously BAD anxiety. Shortness of breath. I've been trying to figure out what was causing it. Seems like it could be the prilosec OTC, seeing as my chest never hurt from the supposed LPR. I'll never take that garbage again. Been without it for three days. When will the pain and anxiety end? M 26 2 weeks
20mgX1
1/29/2014
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 1  acid reflux I had severe panic attacks, anxiety, docs gave me anti anxiety drug to bear this drug. I already have major heart palpitations and they not only increased, they changed, they became what they call a rythum called bi Gemini and tri Gemini. I am now going thru testing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. I was depressed and angry, and very tired. ringing in my ears, fluid in my ears, and appetite loss. I would not recommend anyone to use this dangerous drug. I now am using apple cider vinegar instead, and also am eating more salads with vinegar and oil. it is helping. I had burning in my chest is why I went in to see the doctor. I would have never expected that I would be so "loosely" put on a medication that has such horrendous side effects, worse than what I went into the doctor for. I am so disappointed. and sad about that. everyone that knows me knows I am not one to be the way this crazy drug made me feel. I feel sorry for my family, as they worried so much about me. F 50 3 weeks
20 1X D
1/28/2014

 1  gastritis Im in England. Im taking omeprazole. Terrible side effects. Nausea. Unbelievable gas. The worst side effect for me are the muscle pains. I can hardly move my arms. Both knees are sore. I will never take this poison again. Took my last one yesterday and Im still in agony. My doctor has some questions to answer about this awful stuff. F 55 2 months
40
12/21/2013

 1  acid reflux I have stopped taking this awlful drug because I am trying to go natural and the withdrawals are terrible I can realte with everyone here. from depression to cant sleep to aweful awelful rebound acid symptoms. It has been 2 wks since my last one cant wait til it gets better I refuse to break over and take it again. I had a friend die with a massive tumor in her stomach and I don't want that to happen to me. I ate the stuff glad I found this site I know I am not alone! F 53 3 years
20mg 1X D
12/17/2013
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 1  barrets esophagus lost hearing right, came back and now have constant ringing 2 friends experienced some hearing loss after a couple months after starting prilosec they had thought hearing loss was due to hitting 60s M 62 60 days
30 2X D
12/11/2013

 1  took NSAID, DR PRESCRIBED ME LOOSE STOOLS, ANXIETY, SHAKES PANIC ATTACKS, WEIGHT LOSS. THIS DRUG SUCKS, DON'T TAKE IT. WAS HAVING MAJOR ANIEXTY. STOPPED AFTER 10 DAYS. LOST 5 PDS WITHIN A MONTH, LOST DESIRE TO EAT AND WAS DEPRESSED. DEALING WITH THE ACID REBOUND BUT IT'S BETTER THAN BEING ON THAT SHIT!!! THE DRUG NEEDS TO GO OFF THE MARKET. TOO DANGEROUS. F 38 10 days
20Mg 1X D
11/28/2013
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 1  GERD, BARROTS. First week was fine. Second week waking up with severe pains in both legs and headaches. This sucks! M 35 2 weeks
40mg
11/19/2013
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 1  Gerd Not beneficial at all! Achy joints, anxiety, worsened stomach issues, AND hair loss!!! I've always had thick hair and could not figure out why my hair thinned dramatically. Was getting tests for thyroid issues and never thought to contribute it to Prilosec. Stopped Prilosec months ago and my hair is filling in again! My friend is the one that pointed it out because it hapoened to her as well. This crap only causes more issues-does NOT solve them. Take at your own risk! So sick of doctors giving us crap that makes us worse so that we need more meds. F 30 2 months
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11/5/2013

 1  GERD High Blood Pressure, Heart Palpitations, Anxiety, Depression, Uneasiness, Lightheaded/Dizziness This is another follow up to my post from 2 weeks ago. The horrible side effects are finally subsiding. It's been about a month since I stopped taking Prilosec. My BP is back to normal (120/80) however I still have heart palpitations on and off but not as bad. My anxiety and depression is getting better and I don't get lightheaded anymore. I just want to let people who are suffering know that there is hope. I've read that if you are on Prilosec for a while it takes about a month to completely leave your system. The bad news is the rebound effect is horrible. I've tried some of the natural remedies, but they don't seem to help much. Please email me if you have any questions or advice. M 28 8 years
20 MG 1X D
10/30/2013
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 1  Acid reflux After a week joint pain started in wrist next same night both ankles tops of feet. Next day left knee. Next day right wrist. Stopped taking after reading Side effect forums. Eventually both wrists both elbows. Both knees both ankles feet. Dr says prilosec wouldn't have caused it. It's been over a month And these pains are still here. All bloodwork is Normal. Except for elevated sed rate. (31). Now I have severe neck pain with everything else. Now off work cause I barely walk. Was having to take 2400 mg ibuprofren a day. Dr switched to celebrex. Feels like torn muscle or tendon in neck when I swallow. This sucks!!! Weird part is no swelling in any of joints. Was hoping would be better after a month of stopping, not happening M 40 10 days
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10/27/2013
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 1  GERD High Blood Pressure, Heart Palpitations, Anxiety, Depression, Uneasiness, Lightheaded/Dizziness This is an update to my post on 10/3/13. It has been 2 weeks since discuontinuing Prilosec. At first, I felt better. Now the symtoms are back. I can't sleep. My heart is pounding all day long. I get episodes of anxiety. It's almost like I'm going through a withdrawl! IF ANYONE CAN OFFER HELP PLEASE CONTACT ME. I will write another follow up in 2 weeks. M 28 8 years
20 MG 1X D
10/15/2013

 1  stomach issues Panic attack -no energy -insomnia-sick all the time.Never again. F 50 6 months
60
10/12/2013

 1  heartburn I have taken this drug for 2 weeks and I am so pissed at the doc that rx this. I have horrible gas, don't want to eat, stomach cramps, and so very tired all the time. I told him that I only had heartburn and he insisted I go on this crap. I am stopping this right now! Dont take this unless you want more troubles. F 28 2 weeks
20mg
10/4/2013
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 1  GERD, Acid Reflux High Blood Pressure, Heart Palpitations, Anxiety, Depression, Uneasiness, Lightheaded/Dizziness I was diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflux about 8 or 9 years ago. I was originally given Nexium. It worked well for my reflux. Never had any side effects. I was switched to Prilosec for insurance reasons. I was assured it was basically the same drug. It worked just as well, but there were some mild side effects at first, but they were bearable. I started to get very anxious and antisocial for no good reason. I had problems concentrating at work as well. My social and professional life was going down the tubes. I sought prefessional mental help. My therapist diagnosed me with anxiety and mild depression. She suggested that I go on antidepressents. I was prescibed Lexapro by a pychiatrist. It worked well at first. Over time I gained a lot of weight and got this light headed feeling all the time. I weened off of Lexapro. The anxiety came back but only worse along with high BP and heart palpitations. I randomly read an article about the side effects of Prilosec that it can deplete magnesium and other nutrients on your body. I stopped taking Prilosec and took a magnesium supplement as well as Vit B/D. I feel so much better. I never thought that Prilosec could be behind my anxiety issues. I will report back to let you know how I doing. M 28 8 years
20 MG 1X D
10/3/2013
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 1  acid reflux insomnia, depression, anxiety, weight loss (20 lbs. in 1 month) do NOT take this poison. i was a very strong, athletic guy who worked out 5 days a week for the last 20 years. in one month i lost all my muscle mass and have suffered many symptoms since i stopped taking the poison 11 weeks ago. i PRAY for recovery. doctors SUCK. M 55 6 weeks
20 mg 1X D
9/17/2013
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 1  Possible stomach ulcer Sore hard patches on hands, diarrhoea, nausea, confusion, vertigo, very painful joints especially wrists and swollen fingers. Feel very unwell to the point I have been unable to do anything for myself. Absolutely no appetite either, I've lost a stone in weight in 3 weeks! I was prescribed these due to a low red blood cell count which my Dr put down to many years of using Diclofenac. I must stress at the point in time I was prescribed them I actually felt very well. Within 5 days I developed sore patches on my palms and ulcers in my mouth, my GP said my hands were a type of eczema and prescribed cream. 5 days later I developed diarrhoea, which my GP said was a bug. I came off the Prilosec for a few days, some of my symptoms improved a little but the tummy didn't. So I stopped the diclofenac and started taking the Prilosec again. I have had such excruciating joint pain, especially in my hands and wrists - I have wrist supports to wear as its so bad. Terrible nausea and diarrhoea, and whole body aching. Very twitchy and unable to settle for long, very low mood and finally yesterday vertigo. I stopped these tablets 2 days ago, yesterday I had the worst day ever and was unable to lift my head off the pillow but today I feel a fair bit brighter. I'm hoping that over the next day or two things will improve so I can return to work. I have also started eating again today after 3 weeks of no appetite and had my first cup of tea that I actually wanted. I have had tests for stomach cancer, pancreatitis, kidney and liver problems etc since taking these. I am also booked for an endoscopy to see what is up. I now believe its the tablets as I had no reflux or gastric problems prior to taking them. F 54 20 days
20mg 1X D
8/18/2013
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 1  Reflux I cannot believe what I am reading. I have had all the side effects. Will never take again. I had diarrhea, anxiety, feeling like I can't breathe. Very weak like I have low blood sugar Will go back to the apple cider vinegar and watch what I eat F 51 4 days
20mg 1X D
8/12/2013
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 1  Acid reflux 0 negative side effects for 3-4 weeks. Helped my reflux a bit. After 4 weeks, one day after my 2nd dosage I walked outside and felt Soo dizzy and nauseous and my vision was blurred. I felt like I was on a percoset or going crazy. I came home immediately and threw up. This awful feeling lasted the entire day. The next day I Didnt take the prilosec and felt normal! However the day after, all the same diZzy symptoms are back and I can't function ( and i didnt take the prilosec). I'm off the prilosec for good and just want to know if this feeling will ever go away? How long until the dizziness/blurred vision/headaches go away for good!?? Please let me know. F 28 1 months
40mg 2x
8/7/2013
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 1  Gastritis, Acid Reflux Chest pains. Heart palps. Stomach gurgling, which was constant and unpleasant. This drug seemingly helped my throat gurgle, and perhaps my stomach grumble, but maybe that was placebo. The chest pain scared the crap out of me. I'm an active guy, exercise a lot, and have a slow heart rate, but even though my heart rate remained slow, it seemed like it was a thudding beat, and that ain't right for a 130 pound young guy. M 27 1 months
20 mg 1X D
8/2/2013
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 1  hiatis hernia and acid reflux So glad i found this site. Started taking this after being diagnosed. Panic attacks feelings of doom pain fatigue etc . Already taken todays dose but will NEVER take it again. Been out and bought apple cider vinegar with the "mother" tried this years ago for heart burn .... It worked so the natural route is where im headed F 38 2 years
40 mg
7/31/2013
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 1  GERD A week ago I had some of the worst heartburn ever. I tried tagament and was just taking the edge off but no relief. I went to the ER with chest pains and a burning stomach. Long story short, heart was great and was diagnosed with GERD and was told to tale Priolcec for GERD. After my 4th day is was feeling relief but was still felling awful. My arms, shoulders and back was painful in my mussels, no energy, lack of sleep at night, cold chills, pain in my jaw and anxiety. I was feeling worse than I did with just the GERD. I stopped the Priolcec and decided to do some reserve on natural remedies. Two days later, I feel like a million bucks with no Prilosec and taking natural remedies. Do not recommend this medication at all. 37 6 days
20.6
7/27/2013
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