Hi, I have been diagnosed with GERD. I have been on Nexium for about 9mos. and did not realize how bad I was before taking it. It has been a wonder drug for me. I have felt "normal" for the first time in years. Unfortunitely my Dr. has advised me to stop taking it and try an over the couter H2 which I have been doing for the last 10days (Pepcid). I am now completely miserable, worse than I was before going into the Dr last year. I cannot find much information on the long term outlook for taking a PPI drug. I realize they have been out for only a short period of time but isn't there anyone that will stick thier neck out and speculate on the future of taking these medications.?