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Nexium Victims: Take Calcium with Your Nexium Lawsuit

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Dobson, NCKenneth has been taking Nexium for about 10 years to treat acid reflux. Unfortunately, Kenneth had no idea how to treat Nexium side effects, particularly bone issues. Patrick, however, knows that Nexium depletes the body of calcium and has been taking supplements, but not before he needed to get three teeth extracted.

“This Nexium really messed up my hips,” says Kenneth. “I’m at the point now where I can’t even lift my legs up the stairs because my hip feels like it is broken.” Kenneth is not even 50 years old and has to walk with a cane. He has been disabled for the past five years.

“My doctor wants to keep me on the Nexium but I won’t let him,” Kenneth says. “Back in 2002, my family doctor was away so I saw someone else who prescribed it twice a day. I started getting bone aches and pains after I took this double dosage. I even had surgery where they take your esophagus and wrap part of it around the top of your stomach. That helped for a while but my acid reflux is back again and that is why my doctor wants me to go back on the Nexium.”

Kenneth has tried all kinds of acid reflux treatments, i.e., other proton pump inhibitors, but Nexium is the only medication that worked. However, he now believes that Nexium risks outweigh the benefits. “I heard about Nexium fracture lawsuits and now I find out that one Nexium side effect is calcium deficiency. I wonder how my doctor didn’t know this and why didn’t he ever tell me to take calcium?

“As well, I can’t retain vitamin D and I think Nexium is to blame. I had blood tests back in 2007 that show I am deficient in vitamin D. I saw another doctor who put me on 50,000 units a week of vitamin D and that didn’t help so they bumped it up to 100,000 units a week. Now I take 2,000 units a day and I have no idea if it will ever help. The damage is already done.

“I had tests recently - a CAT Scan, ultrasound and a bone density test - to see if arthritis is the problem but the specialist said that isn’t the case. I can’t do much of anything anymore. I think Nexium has caused a lot of my problems - it makes my bones ache so bad.”

Kenneth, meet Patrick…

Redding, CA: Patrick has been taking Nexium for many years to help treat Barrett’s disease. He only found out 18 months ago (through the LawyersandSettlements newsletter) that Nexium is associated with calcium deficiency.

“I got involved with a class-action lawsuit regarding CityBank fraud after finding an attorney through LawyerandSettlements so I am hopeful that you can help me with Nexium,” says Patrick. He has been suffering with Nexium side effects such as dental problems for many years and had no idea why.

“And here is another reason why Nexium must be to blame,” he adds. “There is a small community of people with Barrett’s disease and we meet frequently at the hospital. We all have dental problems and suffer from fatigue so we figured it was linked to the meds. We didn’t know it was Nexium at first, but when I read on your website about the Nexium calcium issues, I started taking supplements, including minerals to help absorb the calcium.”

(Like Kenneth, Patrick is also taking vitamin D supplements. Calcium builds strong bones, but vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. A 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that patients taking Nexium and other proton-pump inhibitors were 44 percent more likely to experience hip fractures than those who did not. The researcher concluded that the medications interfered with calcium absorption that led to increased injury risk. According to the study, men were found to be at an especially increased risk because they often do not consume enough calcium.

As well, an osteoporosis specialist said that Nexium reducing the effects of calcium carbonate can lead to adverse side effects, like easy bone breakage or softening of bones, which can lead to bone pain.)

“Anyone taking Nexium should have both calcium and vitamin D levels checked by blood tests,” says Patrick. And if Nexium is depleting calcium (it is an easy thing to diagnose and treat), then reason, logic and common sense would be that the manufacturer tells doctors that it’s medication that depletes calcium. Unfortunately, I haven’t found anything that works as well as Nexium, but I told my doctor that he should prescribe all Nexium consumers vitamin D as well to absorb the calcium.”

Patrick has problems with constant fatigue and insomnia. He is only 58 years old and has had three teeth extracted, and is facing more extractions. “I know lawyers are filing Nexium hip fracture lawsuits and other Nexium fracture lawsuits but a lot of other conditions are going on before Nexium affects the bone,” he explains. “And talking with fellow patients, I think many Nexium users are suffering side effects such as physical fatigue, memory loss, muscle spasms, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face, panic and anxiety disorders, eye damage, teeth deterioration and more. I found out that severe calcium deficiency will eventually lead to death.”

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I took Nexium for two years and started to develop terrible hip pain. It was so bad I was limping. At age 44 I actually thought I was going to need a hip replacement! Then someone told me about organic raw unflilted apple cider vinegar for reflux. It seemed counter-intuitive to me but I tried it. It worked! I have never had a reflux emergency again and when I feel reflux coming on, I just take a heaping spoonful of Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar.

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I am 50 years young, and I have been taking Nexium for over 25 year's I have diverticulitis, also was diagnosed with hypothyroidism,I have have always had a beautiful full head of hair, now my hair has fallen out, it hurt me. Also my joints have been aching, the tears and pain are real. Sometimes I can't walk, I have to crawl up my stairs to go to bed, numbness tingling, face, hands, legs. This pain is real. Why didn't the Doctors inform us of these debilitating side effects. How can we receive help?

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This could explain why I had to remove all my upper teeth ...wish the Doctor would have told me years ago when he gave me the prescription I should take calcium with it , hope its not to late ! I do drink a lot of milk so maybe that helps ? Where are these Lawyer's located ?

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I am 54 Yrs old, I have had both hips replaced, 2 fusions of my lower back, both shoulders had surgery, right foot had major surgery, and all my teeth pulled and full dentures now. I still have major pain in my back, shoulders, hips, neck, and now my right knee is creating some major pain at times that I cannot even walk on it. I have been on nexium for years, probably over 15 years, and now I take Protonix only because my insurance would not cover nexium. I have never had a bone density test and after reading others here I am thinking maybe I should have one done?????? Should I????? and are there any other tests I should be thinking of doing?? Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I never new.

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I am 76 and I have been taking nexium for at least 15 years (maybe quite a lot longer) for acid reflux, was even told by hospital consultant at one point, that it would'nt hurt to take up to 80mg. I take sometimes 60 but have tried to limit the dose to 40mg, as I felt myself it was not really good to take such high doses.
I have suffered over the years with Neck pain partly due to working as a data processor, even though we had appropriate breaks of work.
Because of this problem I have had successful chiropractor treatment for my neck for quite a while. About 18 months ago I fell onto my back while walking my small dog, badly bruising my back and even stomache. My chiropractor helped keep me mobile. 18 months back I had terrific pain in my right leg,coming on after only slight movement, I had great trouble getting upstairs, and was in pain even walking. I did have xray on leg was told it was just arthritic deteriation due to age. In the last few months my chiropractor was concerned about the shape of my spine, and wrote to my doctor asking for a bone scan as she suspected osteoporosis, scan came back positive and I am now on a course of alendronic acid and Accrete D3 tablets.Although until this last year I was extremely active I now find it very painful to stand first thing in the morning and my mobility in the day has decreased greatly.
If I had known about these side effects of depleted calcium I would never have taken the nexium.

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So glad I read this!!! In having so many problems now I know it's due to Nexium!!! My eyes, numbness in my hands fingers. Pain in my hips back hands fingers elbows legs headaches!!! What should I'd do???

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I am 57 years old. Ten months ago I had to have all but 5 of my teeth removed. The cost of major surgery and dentures has cost me nearly $13,000.00 plus a tremendous amount of pain. I have been disabled since 2002 due to arthritis, fibromyalgia and major depression. I began taking Nexium once daily in 1999 and was later prescribed Medium twice daily... 80 mg. I am still on Nexium. I have chronic migraine since 2011...every single day! They are debilitating! Is there some kind of class action lawsuit that I'm unaware of??

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I've been taking Nexium for 7yrs. I feel always tired eventhough after weekend rest, don't feel like to going out. About 4 yrs ago suddenly I've heart my back when I was cleaning home. Since then fatique, I don't feel like to go out and now besides spine (specially neck)my hands, elbows, knees. With my body pain. I've taken bone density 2yrs ago it was normal but I feel body aching so bed. 2months ago I heart my back again. I could not work for whole week. I do straiching every day for body pain to get better. Now my fingers and my neck are so pain. Im 56yr old barely work with my pain. One day one of my friend who takes many medication daily so she has to take Nexium suggest me not to take so often. So I researched this web. I don't take any other prescription medicines. I've been taking calcium+vitamin D for 5months. Does this supplement could help me?

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Ive been taking prilosec,then nexium for 30ish yrs.i'm 57 yr.my teeth were not a major problem til 3-5 yrs ago. My molars began eroding along tooth gumline.began with a small gap completely around tooth,and gap kept growing til the tooth broke off or just kinda lifted off in one piece.all coming off at gumline.leaving stumps,no pain to speak of.i have 2 teeth on top canines ,lower frt.6 going now too.will be toothless soon, on ssi disa. No insurance.Any ideas?

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I have been taking Nexium for around 10 + years now. It is amazing how it works and without it I can barely eat anything however have developed the most excruitating pain in my left and right hips etc. Next week (at my cost) i have to go in and have my left hip replaced. It fells like it is fractured but xrays and MRI only show massive inflammation. I now find out from blogs etc that the $30,000 i am having to pay out could have been avoided if someone had said take Vit D and Calcium suppliments also to counteract the effects of calcium deficiency.Or at least order a bone density test every year or so. I have put on weight that will not drop off and at 63 being small and 10kg heavier it is hard to cope with. I am constantly tired no matter how much sleep I get. I have never related it to the Nexium but OMG it could have been responsible for many things. Has anyone found an alternative to this drug that actually works or can any one reply if they have discovered how to get the calcium to absorb into the body

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Acid reflux, fatigue, memory loss, and aching bones could be from parathyroid disease.

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Since taking nexium I am fatigued my
Stomach feels sick all the time and I have
Pains in it. The enamel is comming off
My teeth and the work that has to be
Done is gonna cost $5000.00.

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