Hi everyone, Sadie went back to her neuro on Tuesday for a re-evaluation. She was last seen July 2008 and recently she had a new symptom of biting frantically at her side, just in front of her back legs so he said it was time to see her again. He did a complete neuro exam, and also checked for back/disc issues and other things that might explain the symptoms. She came through, again, with flying colors. No numbness, weakness - her exam was completely normal. Again. You'd never know by looking at her that her MRI showed a severe case of SM with hydrocephalus. Anyway, he feels that her symptom is related to SM so wanted to start her on Omeprazole (Prilosec).
I picked some up Wedneday morning and gave her another dose on Thursday morning. Late Thursday afternoon and all evening she had sporadic moments of dry heaving/drooling. Was worse over night (or it just seemed that way because we were sleeping!). I have a call into the neuro's office this morning to see if it's a side effect or if its reacting to something else she's on, but thought I'd check with those of you who have experience with this drug. She is on furosemide and gabapentin as well since July 2008, as well as Ursodiol for a gallbladder condition since July 2009. He said he wanted to keep all other variables the same while he introduced the Omeprazole, so she's still on the other drugs too. Does anyone know if this could be a side effect of the Omeprazole?