I have been prescribed a PPI for gastritis, but I dont' have GERD. For me, I have constant nausea, so the idea is to reduce stomach acid will lessen the nausea.
Am sorry that your'e suffering so. They do say that PPI withdrawal can cause heartburn (andI experienced that last ngiht when I reduced my dosage).
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.
Suffer from asthma (only triggered when I get a cold) and stuffed sinuses.
Now also suffer from gastritis, dealing with constant nausea.