I have just watched a BBC programme from yesterday morning. It’s a health programme and they were talking about a type of heartburn medication called ppi. This includes one which I take called Lanzoprazole. Apparently it seems it can be quite bad for health in various ways, including causing osteoporosis!!! I was shocked as I have been taking them for about 5 years and my recent DEXA scan shows my condition is getting worse. How come my GP and, more worryingly, the specialist I saw a month ago (and who asked what medication I take) are allowing me to carry on taking this. I looked online and found an article in the British Medical Journal dated 2008(!) about the link between ppi medication and osteoporosis. I am going to see my gp ASAP!!