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Any one take Omeprazole or Prilosec?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pandemonium, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Just stopped taking it because i am without insurance and I have noticed a few things, just curious to talk to someone that has taken either for a few years. Yes I know I can buy it over the counter.
     
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I take it, do a 14 day treatment then repeat 4 months later, and so on.  As it's OTC my insurance won't pay for it, I think it cost me at WallyWorld $20 for a full year's treatment on that schedule.  I take the generic, it's cheaper.
     
  3. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I took prilosec and celebrex until I read this:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24777955/

    that's not the only place I have seen the articles about stuff docs prescribe but wouldn't take.
     
  4. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    I've taken a 20mg priolsec daily for almost 10 years.
     
  5. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Yikes!! I'm going to have to find an alternative to prilosec!  I hate taken pills as it is but I also can't deal with daily heartburn and sure don't need any help from a prescription drug to have a heart attack...I'm probably quite capable of doing that on my own! haha 
     
  6. que-ball

    que-ball Smoking Fanatic

    I've been taking it once daily for the past couple years, the OTC generic.  My insurance wouldn't cover the prescription without taking the OTC version for six months first, and once I did that I haven't gotten around to getting another checkup to get the prescription written.  I haven't noticed any ill effects, but not alot of positive effects either.  I can lay on the couch to watch TV without coughing my guts out, so I guess that's something.

    With different insurance a few years ago, I tried prescription Prevacid twice daily for six months.  My share of the cost was $60 a month and it didn't seem to help me, so I stopped taking it.
     
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've been taking 40 mg of Nexium for 12 years now..... interesting and alarming read Squirrel.
     
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  8. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I refuse to take any pills myself, I'd rather puke. Exercise, a good diet and no STRESS will do you good.
     
  9. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Well its not that easy for everyone meat, you dont have acid reflux or youd take these pills in a heart beat lol
     
  10. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have been taking omeprozole for 20 years now.  EE will make you take these pills and be damn happy for them.  I don't get worked up over the sensationalizing of some of the outliers in the user group.
     
  11. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    well i have had frequent urination for about a year and figured it was from getting old or diabetes lol i mean getting up at least three times a night, not to mention during the day, anyway since i stopped taking it i have slept like a baby!! no more waking up and crappy sleeping other than waking up with volcanic acid coming up uhg. I just read that it was a rare side effect.

    PS i have been drinking the apple cider vinegar to see if that remedy works and im not sure yet on that.
     
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  12. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member


     Actually I did. Now I don't anymore. AU Natural now.
     
  13. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    its really putting a hurting on my beer drinking, beer whoops my but now, which might be a good thing to slow down on.
     
  14. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    how do you do it now? changed your eating? drinking?
     
     
  15. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    This was supposed to be a P.M. 

    I don't want to bust balls but after looking at your killer grilling post's you use a lot of sodium...Soy Sauce. That stuff will kill ya quick. Heartburn is the result.  Just a mention bud, I ain't looking to bash.  
     
  16. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    yes im no health nut lol i like salty greasy stuff ohh yeah and spicy is my favorite flavor lol
     
     
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  17. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

  18. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member


     And it will do ya in bud, we ain't getting younger
     
  19. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    well no one in my family has lived longer than like 73 so i dont plan on being here till 100, so im enjoying right now.
     
  20. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cranberry juice kills me! It gives me the worst heartburn I have ever had, so I definitely quit that. I've changed my diet alot over the last couple of years and I don't have to take anything for heartburn anymore. You'd be surprised at how just a few simple changes can make a difference. Like nothing to eat or drink atleast 2 hours before bedtime. That is not as hard as you might think. Any time you eat or drink something you stimulate acid production. Some foods/beverages more than others. I guess it depends on how much you are willing to suffer with it. I had enough going on with the cancer crap to worry about heartburn. Plus, once you have had the Grim Reaper hanging around your bed it kinda puts the fear of God in ya and you tend to do whatever it takes to be healthy.

    The one good thing I have going for me is I get my pleasure out of cooking all this good (bad for you) food and I might have a few bites but I give most everything away. I'm not a big eater. Thank goodness for that or I would be as big as a house. I've gained weight with some of the stupid meds I was on (not on them anymore, woohoo!) So, I'm back to jogging everyday, playing golf three times a week, yoga and lifting weights. My goal is to look and feel better at 47 than I did when I was 27! I know I can do it too. Y'all ain't gonna be able to tell my s#$t!!! LOL!

    Since this is a big topic for lots of you guys and I love doing research, I'll keep on digging up stuff that you might find helpful or at the very least interesting info, cuz I love y'all like that! And I know how bad that crap can be sometimes. Yuck!
     
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