Can Omeprazole cause stomach cancer?
Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:14 AM
Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:40 AM
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 12:13 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:38 PM
Hi Cat,I was prescribed Omeprazole last year and wish I never took it!I got the same burning feeling after coming off it you describe - this is natural as your body gets used to there being less acid, so take some rennie for a day or two to ween you off it. It goes after a few days.Also, watch this vid by Dr Mecola - who talks about drugs like Omeprazole actually making your original problem worse! http://www.youtube.c...h/0/s75L5sJY5e4When I took Omeprazole, within 24hrs I started to get very smelly flatulence, and 6 months later it hasn't gone!! (even though I only took omep for 30 days) as you can imagine I am not happy and wish I never took it - I'm actually considering suing my doctor as it actually made my original problem worse not better (pains in my abdomen).Hope this helps! Brandon
I have acid reflux and have been on Omeprazole for about 2 years (started off on 20mg then moved down to 10mg a day after about 6 weeks). Recently I've been getting awful wind and lower stomach pains after taking Omeprazole so have been trying to wean myself off it but the second I stop it for more that a day I get acid burning my throat and I feel sick again. I've tried taking Ranitadine instead but even though they are supposed to last about 12 hours I'm lucky if I get 3 hours of no acid. I've also tried apple cider vinegar after reading it was a miracle cure for some people but it doesn't help me at all.I'm just scared of taking Omeprazole long term as reports say taken for more than a few months at a time can cause stomach cancer due to bacteria being allowed to multiply because of continuous supressing of stomach acids. This has scared me reading this but I can't do without antacids because the second I do I feel sick and my throat is burning all the time. I've tried eating healthy which doesn't work, I've lost some weight (I'm only a size 12) and that hasn't helped. Just not sure what to do.I'm thinking of asking my Dr if I can be tested for H Pylori as I know that can cause a lot of stomach problems and that is a simple blood test. Not seeing my Dr till first week of January though.Anyone ever found a natural remedy for acid reflux that works?