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any 1 help with this suffering really bad with this right now 1st got it 6 months ago was put on 20mg omeprazole bingo worked almost straight away then had them reduced to 10mg pain came back so put b… Read More
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
any 1 help with this suffering really bad with this right now 1st got it 6 months ago was put on 20mg omeprazole bingo worked almost straight away then had them reduced to 10mg pain came back so put back onto 20mg but didnt seem to be working aswell this time so been back to the doc and been given 30mg of lansoprazole havent tried it yet as had omeprazole today pains really starting to get me down any advice?
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
I think that the first one that they gave you is the cheaper version, Lansoprazole worked really well for my Dad, but when he went into hospital they gave him the cheaper stuff... it didn't work!
I think you will be fine on Lansoprazole. :thumbsup:
[mod] 1 Like #2
My wife had terrible heartburn with each of her pregnancies. Throwing up used to help but that's of no real use to you. :-(
#3
Syzable
My wife had terrible heartburn with each of her pregnancies. Throwing up used to help but that's of no real use to you. :-(


i throw up quite alot with it too as that does help
#4
dmh77
I think that the first one that they gave you is the cheaper version, Lansoprazole worked really well for my Dad, but when he went into hospital they gave him the cheaper stuff... it didn't work!
I think you will be fine on Lansoprazole. :thumbsup:


fingers crossed this is seriously stressing me out and that doesnt do the reflux any good either
[mod]#5
jamstaruk1972;4356048
i throw up quite alot with it too as that does help


:-( Not fun........hope it settles down again soon.
#6
any one got any foods or tablets that help i was taking apple cider tablets with the omeprazole the 1st time so that may have helped gonna get some more but anymore advice greatly appreciated.

rep will be given to all helpful posts when i feel better lol
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dmh77;4356005
I think that the first one that they gave you is the cheaper version, Lansoprazole worked really well for my Dad, but when he went into hospital they gave him the cheaper stuff... it didn't work!
I think you will be fine on Lansoprazole. :thumbsup:


Defo right, my doc tries to give me Omeprazole and I have to fight for the better med Lansoprazole. Lucky for me my mum and mate are prescribed and receive free due to them being renal transplant patients.

Make sure you take it with water and avaoid acid drinks 30mins prior/post treatment.
[mod]#8
My wife used to find that McD's Strawberry milkshakes worked.
#9
Syzable
My wife used to find that McD's Strawberry milkshakes worked.


was going to diet lol thought that might make a difference
#10
jamstaruk1972
fingers crossed this is seriously stressing me out and that doesnt do the reflux any good either


I really hope so! :) I have had bouts of this too, and it aint nice! :-(

Good luck! X
#11
Another thing, don't eat or drink at least a couple of hours before bedtime. I suffered at night until my homoeopath told me to go to bed 'dry'.
[mod]#12
jamstaruk1972;4356100
was going to diet lol thought that might make a difference


I can't comment if they made her fat.......she had a bellyful of baby. :w00t:
1 Like #13
omeprazole and lansoprazole are equally good, approximately the same price to the NHS (Doctor is not trying to save money for NHS) Omeprazole 20mg is about same as Lansoprazole 15mg in strength/effectiveness but worth a go, and even take one twice a day for couple of days..... then see Doc if no relief. Then there's the lifestyle changes to do, so tabs will have more chance of working (no smoking, moderation of alcohol intake etc)
Good luck
#14
choc1969
Another thing, don't eat or drink at least a couple of hours before bedtime. I suffered at night until my homoeopath told me to go to bed 'dry'.


yeah it started with wakening up around 2am being sck or feeling sick ,very had not to eat or drink at night tho got me some green tea today thought that might help but think that might be a no no,ive stopped the alcohol as great tho it was at time no pains,was agony for days after
#15
jamstaruk1972;4356131
yeah it started with wakening up around 2am being sck or feeling sick ,very had not to eat or drink at night tho got me some green tea today thought that might help but think that might be a no no,ive stopped the alcohol as great tho it was at time no pains,was agony for days after


yeah, best to forget the green tea and all fluids

try some Andrews a few hours before bed, just a small teaspoon in a glass of water
#16
castle
omeprazole and lansoprazole are equally good, approximately the same price to the NHS (Doctor is not trying to save money for NHS) Omeprazole 20mg is about same as Lansoprazole 15mg in strength/effectiveness but worth a go, and even take one twice a day for couple of days..... then see Doc if no relief. Then there's the lifestyle changes to do, so tabs will have more chance of working (no smoking, moderation of alcohol intake etc)
Good luck


only says 1 a day on box 30mg ,dont smoke quit drink

whens the best time to take it morning 1st thing or night before bed
#17
jamstaruk1972;4356149
only says 1 a day on box 30mg ,dont smoke quit drink

whens the best time to take it morning 1st thing or night before bed


I take mine when I wake up with a glass of luke warm water, line my stomach
#18
choc1969
I take mine when I wake up with a glass of luke warm water, line my stomach


how much do you take a day and do you still suffer from it ?
#19
20mg of omeprazole prescribed, because I'm also taking diclofenac daily
#20
thanks again guys really appreciate you taking the time to post after only 30mins im hopefull this can be sorted will check posts tommorow and will post how ive got on so far
1 Like #21
Anyone with these symptoms for more than six months with poor response to treatment (or gradually declining response) needs a gastroscopy (camera into stomach).

Not pleasant but you can go on for years like this. Gastroscopy rules out other possible causes. Will also test for the Helicobacter bug which can cause ulcers if left in the stomach for too long. You can have a simple blood test for Helicobacter. Need to discuss these things with your GP/Nurse.

If you are going to take medications WITH alternative products at the same time, please mention this to your pharmacist. By combining both, you risk one being totally ineffective and a waste of money.
#22
iglimpse
Anyone with these symptoms for more than six months with poor response to treatment (or gradually declining response) needs a gastroscopy (camera into stomach).

Not pleasant but you can go on for years like this. Gastroscopy rules out other possible causes. Will also test for the Helicobacter bug which can cause ulcers if left in the stomach for too long. You can have a simple blood test for Helicobacter. Need to discuss these things with your GP/Nurse.

If you are going to take medications WITH alternative products at the same time, please mention this to your pharmacist. By combining both, you risk one being totally ineffective and a waste of money.


thank you had blood test for helicobacter so thats ruled out for the mo ,had a gastrocopy about 10 years ago when i had an ulcer your right not very nice trying to swallow a hosepipe especialy wth no anesthetic lol tho not too bad if if you do take it

taken my first tablet this morning so we'll see how t goes
1 Like #23
sometimes if your trousers are tight or you can loosen your belt it helps
1 Like #24
i had the camera down a few years ago

unpleasant, but not the nightmare that people described it would be.

diagnosed with scarred gullet due to reflux problem, quick course of tablets to cure it, then lansoprazole (30mg) daily - now reduced to 15mg

my life is happy now whereas before i was in agony daily. wish i'd had the camera years before
1 Like #25
My son had it for the first few months of his life. He used to throw up several times a day. The doctors advised us, soon as he'd emptied his stomch to fill it again as he somehow needed to digest enough to grow. he had two types of medicine. One which coated the stomach lining given before meals to make it less sensitive and another to be given after meals to "weigh" the food down. It eased up once he went onto solid food rather than milk as its weightier. He used to have to sleep, almost vertically! Even now we try to prop him up as much as possible. Lay a hand the wrong way on his stomach and he throws up instantly..

worse thing is his teeth have suffered terribly for it.

he likes eating really dry foods such as crackers. the less "sloshy" he is inside, the more comfortable he is.
#26
I get bad acid problems when i am ill i guess its because i am coughing alot?
#27
quick update before i go leaving rep for you guy's helpon second day now still have pains at mo but not sick or feeling sick and pains arnt as bed as the were hopefully will start to get better the more i take it tried not eating before bed (its hard lol) stomach was rumbling like thunder so guesse im gonna be losing weight too lol

clarity hope your son gets better must have been really bad for a baby not being able to tell you whats wrong
#28
I suffered for about 12 months, nothing seemed to work, GP kept telling me it was indigestion, but it was SOOOOOOO painful 24/7, I couldn't believe that so many folk with indigestion felt like me...................eventually I turned yellow and got admitted to A&E with obstructive jaundice ( basically the pain was a gall stone blocking my bile duct and it all backed up and I started poisoning meself ). Had me gall bladder out and been as right as rain ever since :-D

Bet that's cheered you up 'innit!! :-D:-D:-D

If you feel it's really bad keep pestering the GP, or get a 2nd opinion, I wish I had known better and done sommat sooner :thumbsup:
#29
jamstaruk1972;4356672
thank you had blood test for helicobacter so thats ruled out for the mo ,had a gastrocopy about 10 years ago when i had an ulcer your right not very nice trying to swallow a hosepipe especialy wth no anesthetic lol tho not too bad if if you do take it . taken my first tablet this morning so we'll see how t goes


10yrs is a long time ago. You may need to get this repeated if things don't settle down.
#30
jamstaruk1972
quick update before i go leaving rep for you guy's helpon second day now still have pains at mo but not sick or feeling sick and pains arnt as bed as the were hopefully will start to get better the more i take it tried not eating before bed (its hard lol) stomach was rumbling like thunder so guesse im gonna be losing weight too lol

clarity hope your son gets better must have been really bad for a baby not being able to tell you whats wrong


thank you honey. he was two months premature and his stomach wasn't entirely complete before he was born. So it got easier as he got larger and developed. Isn't half so bad now he is bigger :thumbsup:

Also, you must make sure you eat enough, an empty stomach will feel more painful to you as it increases the acid secretions. We were advised to give small meals every hour and then every two hours once he managed to keep down hourly feeds. Eat small amounts frequently as you can.
#31
iglimpse
10yrs is a long time ago. You may need to get this repeated if things don't settle down.


10 years ago was camera into stomach was only 10 days ago got the bloodtests done
#32
I had the same prob and the Doc told me to cut down on spicy foods, coffee and alcohol. I cut down on the first two anyway!! I also found that eating less helped. I don't suffer anymore and I've lost weight.

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