Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday's Tale

I took my first Prilosec on Tuesday. I got the trash out to the road and just barely made it back inside when I was hit with severe diarrhea.

I ended up having to stay home. I also had to wash my sheets.


Victoria ended up taking Yanessa back to the hospital and this time they did admit her. She sent me  picture of her in the hospital bed and that was the last I heard.

I talked with my friend B___. He has taken Prilosec for years and couldn't remember if it gave him problems like that in the beginning. I wish I hadn't thrown away the information sheet from the drugstore.

I ate some buttered egg noodles for dinner.


  1. Why not give your doctor a call and ask if these side effects are normal? Or you can call the pharmacist. Just a suggestion.

  2. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Call your doctor at once if you have:

    diarrhea that is watery or bloody; or
    low magnesium (dizziness, confusion, fast or uneven heart rate, jerking muscle movements, jittery feeling, muscle cramps, muscle weakness or limp feeling, cough or choking feeling, seizure).

    Common side effects may include:

    cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
    stomach pain, gas;
    nausea, vomiting, mild diarrhea; or

    This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

  3. I've been taking it for 3 years with no side affects

  4. Dad, try not to be alarmed by the diarrhea. I have started new medications and had side effects when the medication first starts. Sometimes, you never know if the medications you are currently taking interact with this one. Again, I would contact your doctor or the pharmacist since none of us have doctorates. So that would be the best beat to make sure you are OK! Love you guts! #why you so runny? :)

  5. I trust B_^3 and GPF. It was probably your crappy attitude, it being a Monday and all, and not the Prilosec.

  6. Trying to get with my doctor and get to the bottom of this.