I have been reading about a new report that the long term use of Omeprazole, Proton Pump Inhibitor, may increase dementia risk in seniors. Yet again a drug we use may have side effects as serious as the original condition. I take PPI because I got stomach ulcers because I took Alendronic Acid to avoid a side effect from Steroids depleting the calcium from my bones. Now it could be that the PPI could increase my risk of dementia. I'm sure I am not alone. I really want to get off all my drugs, currently am on 4/5 mgs Pred on a very slow reduction. I have GCA and PMR and have had it since 2013. I no longer take AA as a Dexa scan showed I had brilliant bone density. I'm really fed up with this whole blooming thing and just want to wave a magic wand to get back to normal! There you are rant over! No real question here, just an observation I guess.
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