! I feel like a drug addict with the PPI drugs, I am terrified to get off of the Nexium because of the rebound.
Have you tried weaning really slowly. I weaned off this past spring, by cutting back very slowly. I literally
opened up a capsule and counted the tiny balls in my prevacid(generic) - over 200 of those little suckers. I spent over 3 months gradually increasing the number of balls I removed. I think too many times people are trying to cut back too quickly. I wanted to avoid as much pain as possible. I'm still on an h2 blocker......I can live with that for the time being. My ultimate goal is to get off of it too.
Doggbones, sorry about
your setback. Think of it as just a temporary setback. There were times when I would up my dose again if the rebound was too bad. Then when the time was right, cut back again. Surgery most likely is not an option for me anyway and my bones are already weak enough.
Diagnosed GERD 4/2011, gastritis & esophagitis 5/2011 (healed now) and gastroparesis 6/2011
Medications: PPI-free 4/14/2013, stepping down Zantac
Domperidone 10 mg 3 times a day