So i'm writing here to see if anyone else is experiencing "rebound reflux" from going off a medicine like Nexium.
I went on it in April because I was constantly clearing my throat, coughing, couldn't breathe, etc. I did not have heartburn then.
Every time I tried to get off of it after that I had terrible heartburn and went back on. I thought something was wrong with me.
In September I had an endoscopy. Everything came back normal.
I decided that my doctor telling me to just stop the medicine wouldn't work, so I decided to ween myself off. I first took it every other day, to every three days... once a week, once every two weeks..
I just hit the one month mark. Went one month without taking it. I was doing okay until a few days ago when the heartburn came back, plus I've had a gross taste in my mouth. Has anyone tried something similar? I want to try and tough it out and see maybe the heartburn will only last a week or two as my body gets used to the acid again. Is this a bad idea? I just don't want to be on the drugs anymore. I don't think I needed them in the first place. I think I had seasonal allergies instead since I was recently diagnosed with them.
I really don't know. I have been on PPI's for 9 years. I now have a hard time absorbing iron so I am trying every other day right now it has been about 1 week and I feel great righjt now. I would try something OTC liquid to get you through the tough times. If it is too bad you may have to go back on them at a smaller dose at all times??? FLFLOWERGIRL
Greg--That's good to know, I never knew that it was such a short period. I am only trying to cut down so that I can absorb more iron. I don't know if I could ever completely get off of them. I am scared of BE. What do you think? FLFLOWERGIRL
a1234567--Are you back on PPI's now or still trying? Every other day is better than full time. FLFLOWERGIRL
Have you ever been tested for food intolerance? I had constant acid in my throat for years but when I found out I wasn't digesting certain foods and removed them completely from my diet my acid left in about 6 weeks. It now doesn't return unless I go back to the original foods that I removed. I used Thinkrite for my test. I'M not sure if it is more complicated than that for you but that's all it took for me.
i actually went one month without them, got some bad heartburn one morning so i took one pill, and now i'm going to try and go 5-6 weeks and then maybe take a zantac if needed
and no.. i haven't been tested for food intolerances, only food allergies. i cut EVERYTHING that affects reflux out of my diet, all preservatives, food dyes and additives.. etc. i eat completely natural these days, so that way no doctor can tell me my food is making me worse!