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... I am on 20mg am and pm of Omeprazole right now after having to take none for 10 days prior to an endoscopy brought on Gastritis/Duodenitis....I can tell you rebound acid reflux is horrible As soon as I feel healed I am going to very slowly wean off ppi's as I don't like the side effects and compromised digestion of nutrients I think the best way is to have the capsules... (9 replies)
... Its a bit of a toss up between what you can physically tolerate, and at the same time not wanting to draw out the weaning off process any longer than is necessary. It will be trial and error. ... (9 replies)
... The thing is....don't rush to think that 'I can't come off these I must really need them' It is just the acid making cells going into overdrive after being suppressed.... ... (9 replies)

... either too little or too much omeprazole isn't what you want. I took about 6 months to go off the omeprazole. What you might want to do is to go off it 5 mg at a time either by cutting the pills or seeing if you can get smaller doses through your doctor. ... (9 replies)
... Anyone have success weaning off of this drug or at least cutting down ? ... (9 replies)
... Thanks, Kacyc for all the good advice. That's great that you were able to totally stop taking it. You are right about doing it very slowly, that is the key. And to not get discouraged ! The hardest part for me is not being able to have any alcohol and very little chocolate during this whole process. Hopefully, someday, I can have an occasional drink without suffering. ... (9 replies)
... Hello everyone, thanks for all the replies. Yes I am now in the process of cutting out all the 'bad' foods including tomatoes, chocolate, alcohol, mints, etc and it is very hard ! You really need to read labels to make sure there aren't lots of spices in foods. I am not overweight and I try not to eat 2-3 hours before bed, always smaller, more frequent meals. I also have... (9 replies)
... Hi and welcome! PPIs are one medicine that don't work as well if you crush/chew/split them. You might want to have Gavison as a back up and any H2 OTC on hand. As the others said, take it very slow. Maybe you do 40mg for 4 out of 5 days for a few weeks, and then slowly reduce it. Find out your triggers and avoid them. Make sure you're discussing this with your doctor. (9 replies)
... Take the 20mg. and supplement it with antacids, zantec over the counter. (9 replies)
... I'm hoping to cut down as well. I've tried before and it's really difficult. Have you tried all the usual things like losing weight, not smoking, cutting out alcohol and caffeine, avoiding trigger foods like chocolate, tomatoes, onions, fatty foods, citrus fruits, spicy foods etc. Have you raised the head of your bed? Do you eat a small meal early in the evening? As far... (9 replies)
... I got off Protonix slowly by taking it every other day at first. ... (2 replies)
... I just developed GERD a few weeks ago, after years of on again, off again burning just above and to the left of my navel. I noticed my GERD starts on the right side of my navel. ... (1 replies)
... t get back under control I'm 40 year male tried getting off PPI because of all the possible long term effects I was on Protonix for 5 years as soon as I tried to wean off them it all began this was two years ago and it's never been under control like it was when I was on it for all those years. ... (11 replies)
... But it's a long story and sorry if I go off track. ... (10 replies)
... Hello there, I stopped the protonix on December after taking it for 2 years, 2 per day, 40mg each. ... (10 replies)
... You seem to be pretty knowledgeable on this stuff. I am on PPI's currently on 40 mg Protonix every other day and taking 150 mg Zantac the other day, as I am trying to wean off of these PPI's. ... (20 replies)
... Rosebloom and so happy to hear that its possible to get off PPI. I posted before on my experiences with gastritis. Have been on PPI's off and on for 5 years! The acid reflux has gotten worse in the last 2 years. I have now had 2 endoscopies done. ... (113 replies)
... ll been feeling anxious, which in turns upsets my stomach, which in turns causes this post nasal drip that gets stuck on my throat. So I have gone back to taking Protonix 40 mg every day and the post nasal drips seems to be getting a bit better. ... (110 replies)
... you really have to taper off this stuff, otherwise the rebound is worse than the heartburn that got us on this junnk....i'm going to try again in a month, take the slow route... ... (2 replies)
... I think it's great if you're able to wean yourself from these drugs. I plan to do the same soon. ... (4 replies)

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