I had an unexplained weight gain and after years and years of being on Prilosec and Nexium and Protonix, I found out that acid reflux meds cause fast weight gain. It is not listed as a side effect!
I found a forum online called Topix and the people on there put on up to 80 lbs in just a few months taking these meds, too ... I put on almost that much and have been on those meds for about 10 years. As soon as I read this, I stopped and dropped 8 lbs almost immediately. I eventually dropped 12 in the course of 3 months after stopping and have been struggling getting the rest off.
Now I try to leave off grains and eat lower carbs. It has helped with the reflux.
“My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven today and we don’t know where the hell she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres
My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs
Taking it one day at a time.