lazytrader, would like some advice

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mominpain2
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   Posted 9/17/2011 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
lazytrader,
 
I read where you went off nexium cold turkey and was wondering if you took digestive enzymes or probiotics or just how long the side effects of going off nexium lasted for you and exactly what side effects you experienced. Mine are diarrhea and stomach rumbling. Also noticed I have been itching quite a bit and hadn't been before. Not sure if it is related or not. This is the third or fourth place I have posted on here hoping to get some answers.
 
Would appreciate any help you could give me.
 
Thanks,
 
mominpain2

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 9/17/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally tried going offf my ppis several times and did not have a good experience with it. Acid rebound yes. Ive been on and off ppis for almost three months. I'm hoping my GI doc will consider surgery for me but I didn't do a PH test yet.....only endoscopy. I wish LINXwas available already to US citizens or they were still doing trials

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   Posted 9/17/2011 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I get bad acid rebound around day 10. I once came off them using DGL and was off them for 3 years. This time round I haven't been able to stay off them; I did manage for a few weeks just on Ranitidine but I had a big flare up at around 5 weeks and have been stuck on them ever since. Without ppis I get anaemic, so I don't have much option other than to put up with them at the moment. However, I would recommend using Ranitidine to work through any acid rebound.

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mominpain2
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   Posted 9/17/2011 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your responses. Appreciate them. I haven't tried DGL. Not even sure what it is but I will research it. I have ordered some digestive enzymes but they haven't come in yet and I already take probiotics every day so maybe if I just hang in there it will get better. I hope so because any med that has side effects this bad coming off of can not be good for my body.
 
Thanks again
 
mominpain2
 
Update: I just looked up side effects of Dexilant which dr put me on when I went off Nexium. I have taken it about every other day for last 2 weeks and guess what: diarrhea is most common side effect plus I have been itching really bad and had no idea why and it listed itching as a sign of an allergic reaction to dexilant so I will definitely be stopping this med and believe I will try Zantac to see if it helps along with probiotics and digestive enzymes.

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mudmagnetmum
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   Posted Yesterday 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   
MIP2,

DGL is licorice that has had the glycyrrhizin removed (this component can cause high blood pressure). The product I took also contained some cabbage extract stuff - I think I'll try it again. I had great success with it 3 years ago but for some reason when the GERD recurred it just didn't help. I'm in the UK and the product I used came from Biocare (called Enteroplex).

I had terrible itching and an exacerbation of pre-existing eczema whilst taking ppis and that was the main reason I was on and off them for months - I couldn't stand the itching and head to toe eczema, nor could I stand the pain of the gastritis and the constant nausea that GERD gives me. BUT ......... here's a confession: I read an internet bit of blurb that said olive oil (extra virgin, uncooked) cures gastritis and I was SO stuck with the bad skin and the GERD that I decided to try it. I have to say, it did nothing at all for my stomach ........ but it didn't make it worse at least! However, after a week I had NO skin trouble!!!! This allowed me to take the ppi. So now I'm at a half way house - I take some olive oil per day and also a good quality fish oil - on this regime I can tolerate my ppi and my skin is great. I really had thought I was allergic to ppis, and I had tried 4 of them, but now I can tolerate Lansoprazole. It'd be great if someone else fancies trying the olive oil trick - let me know if you're interested!!

I was also OK at one point on a low dose ppi (15 mg Lansoprazole) plus 150 mg Ranitidine - managed a few weeks like that but then had a massive flare up and was unable to eat due to the pain. Hence back to 30 mg Lansoprazole - but now at least I don't itch. It wasn't the "miracle cure" I was looking for of course, but it's livable, and I'm grateful!!

MMM
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mominpain2
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   Posted Yesterday 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thats weird about the olive oil because I just started 2 days ago taking 1 tsp every morning with my yogurt because I read that  it would help settle my intestines and keep the stomach rumbling down because it somehow works to relax the muscles in the intestines. Anyway I have only tried it twice but I am definitely going to keep using it for awhile to see if it helps. Doesn't taste the best but I just think of it as medicine and drink some water after. I don't think it will hurt and thats really all thats matters right now. Maybe it will help with my itching too if I stay on it.
 
I wonder if I could take the DGL while I am taking digestive enzymes and probiotics too? Do you know what is the best brand to buy of the DGL. I read on one of the posts the Enzymatic Therapy was the best brand. What do you use?
 

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted Yesterday 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in the uk so can't get the same products as you - mine is Enteroplex by Biocare. There are some chewable DGL tabs out there too, though some folk say the ones with sugar in don't do the job. Let's see if someone your side of the pond can answer on DGL nearer to home for you . . . Anyone . .?

Good luck with the olive oil - my stomach certainly tolerates it with no adverse effects!

MMM
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