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padthai
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 5/22/2009 3:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi

Can anyone offer any advice/experience here?

I was on Losec, then Nexium, then Prilosec 20mg a day for 9 years. It worked brilliantly to remove 99% of my GERD/LRD symptoms regardless of what I ate. Then, when I tried to cut down to 10mg a day, everything seemed fine - until after a few weeks I got MASSIVE acid rebound. Since then I have found that I need Nexium 40mg or Prilosec 80mg a day to keep it under control (this is 6 months later) and it still doesn't work as well, with many things making me burp or even reflux slightly - or the annoying LRD throat mucos symtom.

How much longer will this rebound last? I was only on a lower dose for a few weeks 6 months ago, and have since jacked it right back up again. I just want to get back to the way I was, and maybe wait out the years until the new LINX system is commercially available....does anyone have experience with acid rebound, and a subsequent need for an increase in PPI dosage that was eventually reversible?

opnwhl4
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 5/22/2009 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Padthai,
Welcome. There are many here who have experience with acid rebound. I personally had it happen, but I was referred for surgery at the same time so I can't answer how long it lasted etc. I am sorry you are having this problem and hope you get to feeling better soon. I am sure the other members will be along shortly with more ideas.

Take care,
Bill

stkitt
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   Posted 5/22/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
 
A warm welcome to you.  I have not had this problem but I know other members have and I am sure some others besides Bill will have input too.  Thank you Bill and from your hospital bed you are still here and supporting.........awesome.
 
Hugs to both of you,
 
Kitt

 

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