just stopped ppi,s need some natural remedies for reflux

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   Posted 4/27/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
hi all not been on for a while, i was diagnosed with gerd 4 years cause of a sore throat on the mornings even thou i did not have a big acid problem, so i was put on ppi,s so i went to the ent 3 times over the year and they put me on ppi,s cause they said its definatley acid even though they did no tests. so after a good while they sent me for a endoscopy and they said there is nothing wrong with my stomach everything is normal. so i still had these sore throats so they then said it must be value not working propally thats the culprit, so i went for the valve test and 24ph test and they came back normal, so after 3 years on ppi,s they referred me back to the ent and told its chronic pharingitis now ..... witch is a throat imflammation that comes and goes . so my gp said stop taking ppi,s and said easier said than after 4 years on ppi,s. i wake up fine then once i eat i start belching and thats when i get heartburn  i so i need some natural remendies and fast any ideas ?? thanks

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   Posted 4/28/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard that vinegar works to get rid of heartburn.......there are tons of information on the web about that.

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   Posted 4/28/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Do not quit the PPI cold turkey just like that as you said its easier said than done. Look at stepping down the medication 3 years is a long time and your stomach is used to not having that acid in there. Take a good look at your diet there will be some answers there and while your at it your eating habits still more answers there. You might find that if you change these things might get easier but you will still need to ask your doctor how to get off the PPI if thats what he wants you to do. As far as natural remedies there are alot of them out there and the process unfortunately is hit or miss. To name a few there is Liccorice root,Chommile tea,DGL which you take before meals, Digestive enzymes again before meals,Probiotics. You can give them a try but bear in mind they are not quick fixes they may take some time. The only permanent fix is to change your lifestyle

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   Posted 4/30/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
hi thanks for your replys i have done a lot of diet changes i noticed i not been getting heartburn 10 days in its that horrible sick taste and feeling i have and bloatedness . the docs says just come straight off if makes no difference how long you had it i,m not buying that at all i now its not as simple as that.

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   Posted 5/4/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
hi all im just over 2 weeks stopped ppi,s and i,m not getting reflux put from the morning after i eat i get horrible acid metalic taste on my teeth and on my top palete its doing my head it goes away when i eat then comes back after, i,m not sure to just go back on ppi,s. do i,m getting this down to the rebound effect of not taking ppi,s no more ??? any ideas any one else had this thanks

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   Posted 5/5/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I stop 40mg Nexium pd quite often cold turkey without any problems (but then I'm usually only on it for a week or two).

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   Posted 6/5/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
bokbok, any update? I'm also weaning off protonix and I'd love to hear how things are going for you now.


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   Posted 6/5/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I started to wean off of Prilosec but my heartburn kicked in major and on the PPI I do really pretty well.  So I decided to stay on the med.
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   Posted 6/15/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
update on stopping ppi,s not had them for months i stop eating certain things i have aloe vera with digestive aid after eating main meals, and i trying the apple vinegar when i get heartburn i the 1st 6 weeks was really bad but i think the stomach has gone back to normal ish, i noticed i tend to get heartburn when i belch so i think my valve is working ok,  but i do get heartburn from time to time but i dont thinks it that bad i just have some gaviscon wink
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