Want to get off my Prevacid for a long time; now there's even a recall of it!

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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 4/2/2012 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking it for years. I've heard of DGL licorice, Slippery elm, some kind of awful juice you can drink (some ppl just vomit it back up). What is the (if there is any) usual weaning off process?

I'm also on Xanax, Prozac, Seroquel and Inderal (all low doses) and have been on the first 2 since 1991, just FYI (for anxiety, depression, panic).

I once asked my ENT about coming off and he said "why go off when they do the job?"...where the **** do they get their 'training'??? B/c they are bad for you, dumb a** and have bad long term effects. Where is the 'do no harm' thing? Does that even come into play at ALL???

So, as per usual with EVERYTHING (including mental health, where my psych doesn't have a darn CLUE), I have to do this ALL on my own. Any ideas/help?

sunbeam48
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   Posted 4/3/2012 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
There are several threads here on discontinuing the various PPI's including Nexium. They have good suggestions, so you would get the most information if you scrolled through the titles in search of this kind of information.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 4/3/2012 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
ween off slowly, taper the dose down over time. Change your diet (look up the alkaline diet) and go on amazon.com and search for GERD suppliments. I am in the process of doing this now. So far George's Aloe Vera Juice (tastes like water), Manuka honey, slippery elm, and PH Ion brand suppliemnts have allowed me to cut my dose of protonix in half. I am tryibg zinc carnisine and DGL hopefully this week. It is trial and error with this stuff so be patient. I wish I had known this years ago, I would have changed my diet instead of going on this drug.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 4/3/2012 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to mention chewing gum. Chew non mint gum. Your saliva is very alkaline and will help.

SummerGAL
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   Posted 4/8/2012 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Chewing gum really helps a lot, but it only works temporarily for me. about 30 min after I quit chewing it, the heartburn returns, but not as bad as it would be with no gum.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 4/9/2012 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I chew gum constantly. I only stop to eat and sleep.
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