Are Your Purple Pills Making You Blue?
Could those little purple pills, those acid-stopping pills, be a cause of your anxiety, depression, or other mood problems? The surprising answer may be “yes”.
Medications, either prescription or over-the-counter, for heartburn or gastric reflux, are widely used. You can’t watch TV for long without being bombarded with commercials for all kinds of acid stopping remedies. These are often used for prolonged periods, even for decades.
But there is good reason to believe that prescription acid-stopping medications affect your brain chemistry. As reported in April 2008 Current Psychiatry, these medications can have some serous side effects.
So, if you are taking drugs for gastric reflux or heartburn, and you have mood problems, it all could be connected.