Hello everyone, I was diagnosed with GERD four mounts ago, I have been on 40mg Pantoprazole for 11 weeks straight, it was helpful, I've had an upper endoscope test (two weeks ago) with pretty good results (minimum damage of esophagus), I am on Kaufman diet (works for me), I've lost almost 10 kg (!) during this time and finally started to feel almost good (still have lump sensation in the throat), anyway, I've decided to stop using Pantoprazole (GI Specialist said (after endoscope test) that I can stop PPI anytime and enjoy my life). I've read a lot about rebound effect when people stop using PPI, so I've decided switch from Pantoprazole to Ranitidine (I started my treatment with it). The first three days I felt very good, but today I started to have lump sensation on the chest - exactly the same like I felt before my treatment. The problem is - I don't have heartburn (and didn't have it regularly at all). My question is - is this lump sensation in the chest is rebound? I still hope that I wouldn't have rebound effect but I really can't ignore this strange feeling.
Thank you all and sorry about my mistakes. :)