Jun 15, 2012 - 8:49 am
In reading some of the posts, I see comments that post ECers have stomach acid problems and take prilosec or prevacid or whatever. Then, I see posts that say stomach acid is no longer a problem.
You ask a doctor, should acide reducers be taken, and the general consensus seems to be If you want to, fine; if not, fine. Hey, unknown GERD was probably a contributor to the EC problem anyway. So, take. Right? Yet, taking these medicines long term may have an effect on other physical conditions. The doses are really for two week regimens. I have non-EC friends who are taking these pills in high doses.
I get the feeling that the physicians see little harm in taking them, that side effects are rare at best. My husband endured months of the "rare," "can't be what's causing your muscle pain and weakness," side effect of statins before it was determined it was the statins. Now, the warning is on the label. So, I think all medicines should be taken with care.
If a medicine is needed, of course, take it. But, if not, should it be taken? Anybody have more information on this? My thoughts are pretty just my thoughts. I feel others on this board know far more and would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks. BMGky