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Old 12-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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For those trying to get off PPI's

I have been on nexium for many years and wanted to get off due to the long term health risks. I wanted to share with you a cheap and effective alternative to weaning yourself off. As you know if you go cold turkey than the acid reflux is tens times worse. I have been alternating for several weeks taking DGL (3) times a day every; other day, which is a chewable tablet. After about 3 or so weeks I was able to go every two days on DGL and now Its almost 4 or more days I have been off nexium without those severe side effects. Not only is DGL a good alternative but it coats the lining of your esophagus and aids in healing. I rarely have acid reflux. However, you still have to watch what you eat.

Best of luck.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Re: For those trying to get off PPI's

I think that not all people have acid rebound when go off PPIs. I have 2 friends who were on Nexium 40mg for a long time but they got off "cold turkey" all right - no rebound. I think they are lucky !!! I heard that about 40-50% (??) do have problem when get off PPIs.

 
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Re: For those trying to get off PPI's

That's amazing - people swear by DGL. I need to try it. Can you get it at just any health food store? Whole foods?

 
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:21 AM   #4
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Re: For those trying to get off PPI's

Yes, but I have no proof that it works. DGL is one of the many remedies I have used to no avail. Maybe it will work for you.

 
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Re: For those trying to get off PPI's

I have found DGL helpful, but by no means meant I could get off PPIs pain free.

 
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:14 PM   #6
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Re: For those trying to get off PPI's

I'm off Nexium. I lowered from 80 to 40 to 20 without the doc's OK. I've got all the other problems now, and I hope I have not done any damage to my kidneys.

Anybody else having kidney problems that they never had before? It took only a few months.

 
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