Can I just stop taking my gastric reflux medication or do I need to wean myself off them I am taking Nexium 20mg I have just started a low carb diet.
Has anyone had success in reducing the reflux naturally (drug free) would appreciate any advice. thanks :
I would wean. I didn't...I went cold turkey but that's me...all or nothing. I did use Zantac for a little bit, then I relied on DGL and Aloe Vera Juice. It's been over 6 months and I still have the reflux (some days good, some bad). I'm now investigating food sensitivity with the help of a ND. I believe my whole digestive system is messed up because of 10 years of these pills but that's a whole other story.
How long were you on the Nexium? If only a short period, it may be not that hard to get off them. Change of diet is a must. Low carb, low sugar, no processed foods and watch those trigger foods (tomatoes, chocolate, peppermint, caffeine, alcohol, etc).
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Thank You for your advice...I'm OK at present having stopped Nexium and will continue with the low carb diet am due to see my Dr. in a few days so will see what he can offer by way of 'alternative' treatment should I need it. I also do a foot soak in warm water & Magnesium as apparently the body will absorb Mag. through the skin very well and will only take up what it needs so you can't 'overdose' I appreciate your responses...good luck with your endeavours.
May I ask what is the cause of your reflux, and how long have you been on Nexium for? I got a one month prescription of it, and so I would probably wean off slowly when the month is about to be up. Please keep us posted on your progress! =)