Hi - so I've been battling this fight for a while, here is a thread I had startedwww.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2396891
Right now for several months I have been taking 40mg Zegerid once a day. Past week I went overboard on the soda at a theme park, and since then I've been having pain underneath the chest plus heartburn which lingers for hours regardless. Unfortunately that put a wrench in my plan as I was going to make a third attempt to stop the PPI.
I never use to have heartburn until I got on the PPI and tried to stop, since then I've had heartburn.
I've tried DGL regularly which somewhat helps, but have yet to find the right solution. I've also tried Manukka honey, Aloe Vera Juice (though all of them have citric acid from what I found), Mastic Gum, etc.
The first month goes fine for me but then the fury returns, that's where I panic and retreat. My concern is doing damage during the rebound stage.
I would also appreciate if someone has feedback from a Naturopath as to what they prescribed or tested. One goal I have is to determine whether I have too low acid or too much, which is another thread I started almost 3 years back but never got much info.
I think that is key because in some places I read that HCL or Apple Cider Vinegar resolved peoples problem.
Plus if there are any other blood test to rule out other possible causes. Again if you read my original thread I went to a doctor due to pain the stomach got prescribed PPI, since then I got introduced to heartburn which I never had.
My current situation is I am going with Zegerid 40mg once per day and Ranitidine at night for the past couple of days because I have a flare up which isn't going away. My plan in fact last week was to start going every other day but that is on hold until I get this flare up under control.
One thing i have definitely discovered is a soda is a no go for me, last time when I abandoned PPI for a month, I started back on the Soda, etc., and then it built up and I had burn. This time while on PPI again the flare up I have right now is due to over drinking Soda. I've learned that I need to stop drinking soda.