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.
"I'm going to retire and live off my savings ...
What I'll do the second day I have NO IDEA!"
My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs
Taking it one day at a time.