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Saturday, March 26, 2011 desparte, Community Member, asks

Q: does nexium or prevacid cause joint pain and headhaces?

have bad GERD and tried many but they all seem to flare up my intersitital cystisit and casue joint pain and headaches. What else can i do zantac also bothers me as well as prilosec.
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V, Health Guide
3/26/11 5:37am

Per Drugs.com, both of these meds can cause a SEVERE reaction of bone pain and tenderness.  The information says to seek medical attention if you are experiencing these side effects.

 

I am not a doctor, but it sounds as though you might have a problem taking proton pump inhibitors.  I cannot take any proton pump inhibitor because I break out in hives and my throat swells shut. Please contact your doctor and/or pharmacist for their advice.

 

I was going to suggest Zantac, but I see you have trouble with it also. BTW, prilosec is another proton pump inhibitor. 

 

I really think you need to see your doctor and talk to him/her about the options you may have.

 

Best Wishes,

V

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By desparte, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/26/11, First Published: 03/26/11