>> Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I have been reading articles this morning about acid reducers and hip fractures. I am actually rather displeased that no one ever told me about that. I take Prilosec just about every day I was told it was harmless.
I am 31 and I broke my hip about 6 months ago. Where do I join the lawsuit train! Normally I wouldn't say there should be a lawsuit, but it sounds to me like this is bad. My doctors were so surprised to see a 31 year old with a hip fracture and I am wondering if this has something to do with it.
I think it would be nice if they could reimburse me the costs i racked up getting tons of hardware put in my leg and recovering. I have been taking prilosec or zantac most days for at least 4 years now. I am not taking it anymore I will try to live with tums.
You would think one of the doctors would have said something! I have seen a lot of them since my hip fracture and non of them mentioned this as a side effect.
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There are more articles on this every day. I am starting to think that if there is a big lawsuit against these companies I will want my story heard at least. I am 31 and doctors are (well at least before these stories became public knowledge) telling me to take drugs such as these with no warnings and I broke my hip. Now if this is the case for me what about 50 year old women or 75 year old women. I am thinking that changing my diet and just using tums would have been worth recommending and even if that didn't work (which it only takes the edge off) then it still is not as bad as the hardware I have in my hip for life. I have a long plate and 3 little screws and one giant screw in my leg. My husband says I have a cyborg leg.
So if any of you find where I go to sue these people let me know.