How to get off PPI
I have been on Prilosec for the past 7 years since having my GB removed. I would like to stop taking it and have tried just quiting BUT I found the acid reflux came back with a vengence. After reading about these drugs and how they work I understand your body actually produces more acid when you discontinue your PPI and then everything goes back to normal, whatever that is. I was too uncomfortable to stick it out.
Has anyone stopped their PPI and how did you do it? What side effects? Any ideas on how to taper off of them and if so, how long would you do this?
A week, month, months?
Also, what health food store suppliments could I consider as a replacement for the Prilosec?
Thanks, and have a great day.