Still on omeprazole

islandgirl55
on 3/4/19 10:06 am

I'm 3 yrs old. Surgeon's office says it's my choice to stay on or go off Prilosec. Wondering if anyone has any reason to stay on or go off.

Also, I am just not starting Vit K 1 since I have had an adequate level thus far. I have never been on Vit E.

Everyone talks about ADEK. I was only on A and D. Just wondering the difference in treatment.

RNY revision to Lap DS  Feb, 2016, Dr. Ayoola. 

HW 235/SW 184/CW 127

islandgirl55
on 3/4/19 10:09 am

Can't figure out how to edit. I AM not 3yrs old. LOL. I am 3 yrs out from surgery.

RNY revision to Lap DS  Feb, 2016, Dr. Ayoola. 

HW 235/SW 184/CW 127

Liz J.
on 3/4/19 12:28 pm - Saint Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/16

My doctor and I have discussed the need for Prilosec, he would like me on them until my 3 year then we will try and titrate off. I know I'll have to cut down on my daily coffee before we go there. Normally during the summer I cut way down on my coffee naturally, so I'll work at not picking up extra cups come fall. Should be good to go at my three year.

Good luck,

Liz

HW: 398.8 SW:356 GW: 175 CW:147

islandgirl55
on 3/4/19 12:46 pm

Thanks for the response. I am a coffee lover too. Maybe titration is the way to go. I just don't know if there is a down side staying on it if I don't have symptoms of a heartburn/gastric distress.

RNY revision to Lap DS  Feb, 2016, Dr. Ayoola. 

HW 235/SW 184/CW 127

Liz J.
on 3/4/19 2:58 pm - Saint Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/16

I want to get off them now as they do cause and mask other problems...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4527266/

HW: 398.8 SW:356 GW: 175 CW:147

jmm1234
on 3/5/19 8:43 pm
DS on 11/01/14
PeteA
on 3/6/19 4:46 am, edited 3/5/19 8:47 pm - Parma, OH
DS on 04/15/13

My experience has been that you just follow your labs. Yes people talk about ADEK but people are hardly ever low on E for some reason. Many people like it for other reasons than keeping an adequate level after the DS. K too is one of those that it may take a while to see the need on your labs. The tests for K / clotting are not always done so it may not hurt to stay on the **** seems a bummer to add it only after you notice that you are bruising much more. People lump them together because they are all the fat solubles and for those people that use a multi ADEK they have no choice.

Forgot to add that long term use of things like Prilosec can have an adverse effect on your calcium absorption. ( I think I have that right but people will correct if I'm wrong ). My policy is always that if you don't see a need then you need to see if it is valuable as a preventative or if there are any long term consequences.

Pete

HW 552 CW 198 SW 464 4/15/13 - Lap DS by Dr. Philip Schauer - Cleveland Clinic.

islandgirl55
on 3/6/19 10:44 am

Thanks Pete. I did have normal ****il this year. My E is normal. I have heard back from my surgeon's office. They reassured me that we will follow and add or detract from what is working.

I think I am going to go to every other day with Prilosec. If I don't have heartburn, I can go to less. If I need it, then I'll go back to everyday.

I try to be proactive. Thanks to both of you for your responses.

RNY revision to Lap DS  Feb, 2016, Dr. Ayoola. 

HW 235/SW 184/CW 127

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