I have a very personal experience of the ill effects of PPI and I am now a firm believer there is no other solution to acid reflux but maintaining a good diet and not touching a PPI again.
I went with a stomach ache to a doctor and was put on a PPI for no apparent reason. Me being completely ignorant of what I am taking started have side effect like burning throat, burning back and upper abdomen ache. These are very rare side effects of PPI which not many get. And then followed all usual symtoms of what is being called 'GERD'
ALL I BELIEVED AT THAT POINT IS: A DOCTOR CAN'T GO WRONG
But I was terribly wrong and I realized that it was the medicine that created these
SO WHY DO PEOPLE GET ACID REFLUX: (This is just my understanding and I am a firm believer that experience is 100 times better than any book knowledge)
Is it because the LES is malfunctioning. I don't think that is the truth and I have done some research on it. Look at references at the end of this page. The transient LES relaxation counts are same for people with reflux and without reflux. See ref1 below. And this is the reason why people still get heartburns after NISSEN
The truth is ACID imbalance in the gastric juice that leaves the food unprocessed and gastric juice unused. So this causes the contents to flow up when the LES relaxes. If you can bring your ACID-ALKALINE balance level to nominal then you will start feeling better. And taking PPIs does not help us in anyway. Because it reduces stomach acid to 10% of what is needed and do you think our body is so so so so so FOOLISH to produce that level of acid. No we need acid and reducing it will PPIs is the worst thing. This is why taking PPIs don't help with the
HOW TO ACHIEVE ACID-ALKALINE balance:
Eat healthy and exercise. Its that simple
ONE MORE REASON TO THROW PPI:
Personally even after knowing that PPI is causing all my side effects and acid reflux, I couldn't stop taking the medicine because of the REBOUND effect which exists for sure.
STOPPING PPI, EATING HEALTHY AND SOME DGL
MY CURRENT STATUS:
I stopped PPI 2 months back and have had severe to minimal reflux up until 15 days back. I can't say I am symptom free but I feel I am 97% alright now and I have lost all my anxiety and 100% confident that I will be fully alright if I give it some time by eating healthy. I have reduced my DGL dose to 1 400mg before sleep every day.
For the entire post look at:http://www.medhelp.org/posts/GERD-Acid-Reflux/Why-you-should-not-take-PPIs/show/1733624
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