Bone pain is considered a severe side effect of this med, you must seek immediate medical attention.
All the best,
Two days ago I was putting cold compresses and hot compresses on to try and dull the pain I was in. I was hit by a drunk driver a few years ago and thought the pain was somehow connected to that. I started Prilosec when I had an attack of GERD due to Metformin.. I had taken it for a short time years ago with success. This time was different. I had pain in the muscle area of my upper arms, my hips and basically all over. I was honestly in misery and knew it was a different kind of pain.
I searched to see if there was anything online as to side effects and was shocked to see there was. Yesterday morning I did not take Prilosec. I could honestly say that I was 60 % better than the day before. Today ... I am pain free !!! This is after weeks of almost unbearable pain. If you are having pain and major aches in places you have never had them before.. try just 2 days off Prilosec. It will speak for itself ... I would rather put the head of my bed up , use a product like Gaviscon , watch what I eat and limit my bending over than ever go thru' that agony again. Thanks you for this forum and Good luck to all those who don't have to suffer this pain.
I took Prilosec for 9 months. 50% of the time 20mg, and 50% of the time 40mg OTC. I have severe wrist, and knee pain, which might be unrelated. I regularly take Calcium Citrate, and Magensium supplements. If you're experiencing pain like this, please share it on my health blog wuwei.io. I'm really curious to learn about your story.
Most likely anyone answering this post has bone pain. I stopped taking Protonix for over a month and felt no difference with my pain problems. But not only did I have acid reflux, but constant coughing. My pulmonologist, from my breathing tests, said that it was from not taking the Protonix. There can be severe problems that can occur to your esophagus if you do need an acid reflux medication. So hopefully those of you who have stopped taking it are not having problems.
OMG I thought I had something seriously wrong with me until I goggled this in take 40mg delayed release why they gave me the delayed release is beyond me my legs the muscle and the bones hurt I'm severely nauseous stomach pain gas chest pain I feel like at times I can't breathe which causes me to panic I feel like going back to my Dr and slapping him with this pill bottle to be honest I was prescribed this because I was stressed out and I was so stressed I started to have digestive issues and lost weight well I don't know how this is helping because when I take this I really can't eat at all or if I do eat it's a tiny amount so I could've just stuck with being stressed out and eating an occasional meal here and there to now having the desire to want to eat but feel as if I'm going to vomit everywhere if I attempt to eat also my bones pop and creak all the time which would be ok if I was in my 70s (no offense) but however I'm in my mid thirties and I feel like crap the first time I took this I had a sneezing fit I sneezed so much within a few hours until I accused family members of using new cleaning products that I was sensitive to lol that's when I said Ok wow this is some serious crap here I goggled all my symptoms and it came up with HIV and I sat there and panicked and cried and then I begin to think rationally like that honestly can't be it I was just at the hospital two weeks ago and they ran my labs for about everything under the sun (you know just crap to rack up my insurance in other words) and thank God I thought hey I just started this omeprazole I don't think this is it but let me google it anyway sure enough I had all these symptoms I'm so pissed what the hell was my Dr thinking or did he fail to think one pissed off patient here
Yes, having been a mednurse for 10 years, it is common practice for practitioners to prescribe Prilosec even when pts have no stomach or GERD history. I do not know why.
i myself hve been on prilosec for severe duodenal ulcer since 2014. i have had such severe arthritis i have been unable to return to work.
a friend linked me to mouse ulcer research that showed Vitamin B6, L cysteine and threonine ( amino acids- otc nutrients) were protective against alchol induced ulcers. not that thats our issue, but they needed to create ulcers for the research. So that's my next . step. Pardon my typos. My phone is being very uncooperative.
Have fibromyalgia 15 yrs, achy with fatigue but managed it. Put on Prilosec daily for reflux about 3 yrs ago. About the same time my aching legs got so bad I could barely function. Heard recently Prilosec might be tied to dementia so I stopped it and switched to Zantac which doesn't work as well. BP increased a bit, not good, but less aching, more energy! Still thought it must be coincidence because what would heartburn meds have to do with aching legs? Just ran out of Zantac so have taken Prilosec past 5 days and each day worse than the last for stiffness and aches! No heartburn but going to have to switch back to Zantac and if I feel better again well then I'm sold. I've had a couple months of nearly pain free while off prilosec!! Omg why don't doctors know about this!? If it's true, years wasted missing out on activities due to pain.
I have used prilosec and the generic off and on every 3 to 6 months a couple weeks at a time the drug always worked well. Then I used it the past 2 weeks and develop severe hip and leg pain.can't even sleep hopefully pain will subside in few days .will never use this again.I changed to Apple cider vinegar before meals and small portions of food .acid reflux is under control try different things it can't hurt this drug might work for some people not me
My Dr. put me on Omeprazole 40 mg twice a day for a bleeding ulcer. Within just a couple of days I started having leg aches that within no time became unbearable. I could hardly walk. After 2 weeks in excruciating pain I googled and found out that the pain could be a side effect of the Omeprazole. I stopped that moment and a couple days later at my regular Dr appointment my Dr said it was a rare side effect but she agreed that I needed to come off of the Omeprazole. She said it happens to about 3-5% of people. She has switched me to something called Dexilant saying I shouldn't have the same problem. After reading about it, it also shows this could be a side effect. :( It's only been 2 days and I'm hopeful this pain will go away. It is honestly horrible and makes it hard to walk. I think what sucks worse is no one really believes it's as bad as it is.
I was given a prescription for Prilosec (Omeprazole) 40 mg for possible duodenal ulcer. After reading possible side effects, I decided to try OTC 20 mg extended release tablet instead. Gastro pain improved from the 1st tablet so I was encouraged by the results. Four days into the treatment my legs are feeling weak with moderate muscle soreness. Today I woke up with excruciating hip and leg pain at 2 am. The pain is constant and making it hard for me to walk, relax or sleep. Called the company to see if this is a reported side effect. Naturally the company was not willing to discuss "other" patients reported side effects with me and merely wanted further information on my personal health, so not very helpful. Not sure of the reason for the hip and leg pain but I am stopping the medication immediately and reporting this effect to the prescribing nurse practitioner today.
I started taking Prilosec for suspected GERD. On day 3 I noticed muscle/joint pain that got so bad it kept me awake all night. The aching in my legs and back was terrible. I also had elevated temperature. Never had these symptoms prior to taking.
So glad to hear I'm not alone! Going to switch to something else.
- Prilosec Information for Consumers
- Prilosec Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prilosec (detailed)
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