"rebound reflux" from going off nexium
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.