i was taking omeprazole 20mg morning and 20mg night
first step, i kept 20 mg am and cut the pm dose to 10mg
i did this for 5 days
then i reduced the am dose from 20mg down to 10mg
so then i was taking 10 mg omep in the am and 10mg omep in the pm
i continued this regimen for 5 more days and then reduced the pm dose to zero
at this point i got reflux pain and took sodium bicarbonate as needed but sparingly
5 more days i eliminated the am dose of omep
but due to pm pain i started taking a half dose of otc H2...famotidine if i remember correctly...low dose, on and off for a week or two
hey the pain has never gone away for a long time cause you know i have acid reflux disease!
but this is how i tapered down
i went back on PPIs from time to time after that but never for more than a few weeks and then i would try other things in between and would boost calcium and b12 intake etc during non PPI times...i know this sounds crazy but dealing with GERD - LPR has been a game of hop scotch for me for some time now
please please, find a sympathetic doctor or nurse so you can get qualified medical advice...dont take my word for anything
ps everybody is different and how long you were on PPIs might well change the schedule you need to use to reduce or eliminate PPIs
so get medical advice and , (AND!) listen to your body!
Post Edited (mock turtle) : 10/23/2011 7:50:51 PM (GMT-6)