im on day 5 w/o prilosec and no vicious episodes of heartburn. ive only had one zantac 150 in prep for a pork chop dinner, but back on the wagon. know that im prone to exasperating bouts of heartburn even by drinking AquaFina. by previous experience, the road to healing for me is about eating only small portions of alkalizing foods and avoding highly acidic foods and drink, such as wine and beer. the goal is to lose the weight which is the excess fat that compresses my insides that makes the stomach acid leak up through the esophageal valve. i accomplished this a few years back and healed so well that i could sneak an occasional white russian at dinner w/o discomfort, but a bad back injury landed me in anti-inflammatory hell and back on the prilosec since those meds really mess with your stomach acid. again, i really do believe vitamin D3 has had a lot to do with my getting off the proton inhibitors this time around w/o nearly the hb pain i suffered thru previously.