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Weaning off PPIs (article)

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by Settledownnow, Aug 9, 2017.

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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    I ended up taking a Zantac about midway thru the day but that isn’t bad considering.
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    not bad at all. :thumbsup:

    me, too, but ranitidine which I guess is just the generic. I should start keeping track of how often I have to take one.

    I'm kind of frustrated that my reflux seems kind of random. I know it gets worse with coffee and over-eating but other than that I can't predict it. a co-worker wanted to know if dairy made it worse and...not sure.

    I'm waiting until I mostly don't have any and then will reduce omeprazole another 25%. hope it happens eventually.
     
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    Susan in Tennessee

    Susan in Tennessee Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the head of your bed elevated? We put a brick under both of the “headboard legs” and it really helped me back when I was having reflux soon after surgery. Don’t plan to ever remove them.
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    I don't, no, but I have two pillows under my head. don't have any reflux at night, however. unless I am sleeping through it? :dontknow:
     
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    southernlady

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    Okay, can’t come off completely but am still down to half my original dose.
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    we do what we can; it sure isn't easy with the stupid rebound acid. :angry4:
     
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    Settledownnow

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    Coffee and overeating are my culprits. Two cups of coffee are okay, the third cup in the afternoon always causes problems for me. Years ago a gastroenterologist told me it was the acid in coffee (and diet pop I used to drink) that were the biggest causes of acid reflux/heartburn.
     

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