As per my doctor's suggestion, I started my journey off Nexium. He thinks the PPI medication may be causing some IBS symptoms or SIBO, and wanted me to try an H2 Blocker. Knowing what I know about PPI medications, I decided to ween off the PPI onto the H2 Blocker. I have been afraid to start weening for fear of rebound. I have been taking an OTC Zegrid once a day and gaviscon at night for 4 days now, and I am doing ok. I plan on staying on the OTC Zegrid for a few weeks, possibly a month before I start the pepcid 2 times a day. I am happy that I went from 40mg Nexium down to an OTC 20mg Zegrid, as I have been on a prescription PPI for too many years. I will keep everyone posted.
GERD Moderator; Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough) ; Gluten free since 2012; low dairy since 2012