After all my reading on the web, I think that I was misdiagnosed 15 years ago with GERD. I've been on Prevacid for 15 years. Yes, 15! I seriously think that I may have LOW stomach acid instead. I would like to try HCL tabs with meals, but how do I do that with Prevacid? I know that going off a PPI will initially cause a lot of reflux. So how do I do this?
1) Slowly wing off Prevacid. Wait a couple weeks, then start trying HCL with meals?
2) Go off Prevacid cold turkey. Wait a week or two, then start trying HCL?
3) Go off Prevacid cold turkey and immediately start HCL tabs? If I do that how do I know if what I'm feeling is a reaction of going off the Prevacid or that I don't need HCL tabs and have adequate acid production?
I would love to hear from anyone that has gone through this process! Anyone out there that has been misdiagnosed and is happy supplementing with HCL??
Hi Danish,I have a question for you,have you experienced any unusual side effects like moodiness or stress or anything else from taking Prevacid?
Post Edited (PH Fan) : 1/11/2010 10:51:21 AM (GMT-7)