posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 02:42 PM
Odd you should bring up this subject. I have had this problem for years and developed pre-cancer as a result. So a number of years ago I was put on
acid blockers like you and everything seemed rosy. But then of late, I noticed a mild memory problem, words would not come to the forefront.
Then this last week, I had what can be described as confusion and a lapse, seeming to me like a TIA. So I admitted myself to the hospital for tests.
All tests came through with flying colors, good circulation, good blood workup and so forth, yet there existed a problem.
Now in comes the doctors and in an off hand way mentioned that I had Vitamin B12 anemia and needed to take shots. I was informed that my body no
longer could take in this vitamin; all this with no explanation. They left, I researched as I had my ipad with me. What I found was B12 deficiency
can be a few things but high on the list was acid blockers, it stops all assimilation of this vitamin.
In come the doctors and I tell what I found and I get this blank stare with a firm answer, "no, that won't happen, you need cholesterol
medication". What I ask do I need that for, I have very low cholesterol. They answered that your bad is 10 points higher than it should be. Thus
they prescribed two cholesterol meds which I won't take of course.
The point I am making here, is acid blockers should be only used for the short term and if continued will lead to permanent nerve damage from also
So now I am taking control of this and changing life style to somehow control my digestive system. Continue to up sublingual B as well as shots.
Take a fiber before any greasy meal to bring my cholesterol down to 135 which is now 145. Research all this, it is complicated and best to take
control in other ways than meds. So then you get to take even more meds to treat symptoms that should not be there had you not done the meds in the
In the last two days, I have cut coffee to one cup, use ginger and cinnamon tea instead. Eating a small apple after meals and expanding as I learn
and it does take an effort to change life habits.