Thanks for your posts! I've been really frustrated because I still have symptoms (mostly terrible taste after meals) while on the omeprazole. My endoscopy showed no erosion or other visible problems.
My GE wants to do pH monitoring and said he would want me off the PPI for a full week prior. I've read up on the test and can't quite see what difference it will make, but I'll probably do it anyway. In other words, I don't know if what I have is acid reflux or ??? That's why I thought I would get off the med on my own to see how it feels. If the original pain comes back, I guess I'll know.
As I'm sure you know, it's hard to get consistent advice from the docs (and I think mine is pretty conscientious). I'm not afraid to ask, but don't like to be bugging him every day.
Overall, I 'm getting kind of discouraged, losing weight, etc. etc. On the other hand, I had a piece of cheese pizza last week (first in months) and lived to tell about it!
Anyway, thanks again.