Lansoprazol is a gastro resistant medication.
I've been taking it since I had the problems, as one explanation for the nausea was that it might have been caused by reflux symptoms during running. (I had reflux symptoms away from running too.)
So, when I had the original problems last year I wasn't taking any medication. Since the FLM 07 taking the medication seems to have helped with most of my running, Bristol Half, Cardiff 10k, Cotswold Way Relay, plus the 20 mile training runs for this year's FLM.
So, the gel/sports drink problems were occuring separately, and I'd also changed my drink/carb package and things had improved considerably. I think on the recent 22 mile run the problem may have been that I drank a bottle of water too quickly - it was the day of the gales, and I'd taken a second bottle of water which I was carrying, but my hands were getting very cold with it, and so I have a feeling I drank it quicker than I needed too.
When I haven't taken it (last autumn, when I'd not managed to get a new prescription in time) things did seem worse again, however they seemed to improve when I re-started taking it.
Reading an article in this year's FLM last magazine on fluid intake, I'm wondering if I was taking in too much fluid and too much carb at last year's FLM, and similarly on the recent 22 miler. Not sure that I was doing that at the Bath Half though. Hmm.
I'd planned to try phasing it out after the FLM to see how things were, at the suggestion of my GP, so might see how it is going then.
Posted: 31/03/2008 at 19:20