I've been taking Omeprazole for 5 or 6 yrs now and that's about when my back pain started. I'm 45yrs of age and It's not my bed or the way I sleep. In the morn after an hour and a couple cups of coffie it goes away?
Has anyone expereanced morning back pain from Omeprazole?
Question posted by Jambanator on 6 Jan 2010
Last updated on 18 January 2011
Hey! PPIs can cause some lower back pain, I experience that as well. I had a bunch weird side effects from the PPIs. I tried nexium, prilosec all of which I could not stand the side effects. I am now taking Prevacid which isn't as bad.
I did find that there are people who experience what you are experienceing.
"Omeprazole Side Effects - for the Professional
Additional adverse reactions that were reported with an incidence equal or greater than1% included acid regurgitation (1.9%), upper respiratory infection (1.9%), constipation (1.5%), dizziness (1.5%), rash (1.5%), asthenia (1.3%), back pain (1.1%), and cough (1.1%)."
I do have one suggestion: Have you tried Prevacid? I do not find that can cause what you are experiencing. It is a simular medication. You might talk to your doctor about it. If your doctor wants to hassle you. Ask for a sleep study. Now that will prove you have the problem with your back throughout the night. It all will be in the report to your doctor.
I wish you the best.
- Omeprazole uses and safety info
- Omeprazole information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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