Everyone here hates being on PPIs to some degree. They are the medication we are prescribed for having heartburn symptoms, but they do not treat the root of the problem and for some, do more harm than good. There are threads here all the time about people attempting to stop taking them and how bad the rebound can be. The question is, after the rebound is over (if it even does end nicely), do most people feel better or worse?
From my experience, I have never tried to quit, but when I had to stop taking them for two weeks prior to a test, the rebound was horrible. I never thought that they helped me because of how much pain I had on them, bit when I was off of them, the pain was 100 times worse.
Can anyone that has managed to quit tell me if they are better or worse off of PPIs? I've seen threads of people struggling to quit, but I want to hear from people that have actually done it.
Right Temporal Lobectomy 4/5/12
Diagnosed with GERD, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and Epilepsy.
Studying biomedical engineering to research a better fix to at least one of them.