Weaning off PPIs (article)

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    JackieOnLine

    JackieOnLine Moderator Staff Member

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    yes, I don't think I had any chance of cutting down if I hadn't gotten off caffeine. and the over-eating thing can be an issue, for sure. :whistling:

    thanks for reminding me about Pepcid, I should get some.
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    sadly, the generic throat-coat tea I got and was going to make for work tomorrow says don't use if you have high blood pressure.:unsure: and I found this, that says don't combine H2Blockers with PPIs. I'd like to know what all the science-smart people think.

    Doctors usually don’t recommend taking both a PPI and an H2 receptor blocker at the same time. H2 receptor blockers can interfere with the effectiveness of PPIs.

    Friday was rough so I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. :sick:
     
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    Larra

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    the only reason given in the article for not taking H2 blockers and PPI's at the same time is that the H2 blockers can make the PPI's less effective. But, if your issue is trying to wean off PPI's and not using PPI's to maximum efficacy, to me that doesn't seem to be an issue. OTOH, for someone with a bleeding ulcer, for example, that could be a big issue, so as always these things need to be individualized.
    I thought there was a lot if good lifestyle advice in the article. There are also certain foods that can make GERD worse, and I'm sure someone can round up a list of them somewhere on the all-knowing internet. Mint and, sadly, chocolate, come readily to mind, and of course anything acidic. But there are more.
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    a lot of really good foods* so hopefully this is temporary! I did get both pepsid and zantec today and ordered slippery elm and chamomile.

    coffee! pizza! chocolate! :unsure:
     

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