It has been approx 2 months since my last update where I had reduced to approx 5.9mg of nexium 1x day, I must say all is well and I have now reduced to approx 2.5mg 1x day. The rebound has been very mild with on and off sore throat, with the exception of a couple of episodes of acid rising because of something I ate. Those foods have been quickly added to my do not eat list.:)
I was on a cruise last week and did very well with the food and I even had a few glasses of wine, but now that I'm back home I have let the wine go, do not want to hurt my progress. I plan on stopping the nexium completely by next weekend, then we shall see how that goes but with not that much in my system as 2.5mg is hardly anything I am very hopeful.
I have tried many things to treat my symptoms naturally....
Aloe vera juice
Apple cider vinegar
Baking soda (during hard times)
and more that I may have forgotten. LOL!!!
I believe I have found the combination of things that are working for me and they are...
PH Akaline drops in my water (daily)
Digestive enzymes ( with lunch and dinner)
Melatonin ( 8 week course) (Suppose to strengthen LES function)
DGL (as needed)
D-limonene (1000mg every other day for 20 days)
The digestive enzymes and the d-limonene have been the most helpful, after my 20 day course of d-limonene I notice such a difference in the way I feel. While I am not completely free of symptoms 24/7, I do feel pretty good most days. Today I almost feel like my old self, but I still must be careful with what I eat and how much, I know that I have one more stage of possible rebound with stopping the 2.5mg of nexium next week. Then my body will take a while to adjust back to where it was pre nexium, this has been a journey that has taken me approx a year so far and I must say it has been well worth all the ups and downs of the weaning process, not that I EVER want to go through this again though
Well, that's my update for now, I will check back in approx 2 months from now to report how I am doing with being COMPLETELY ppi free. To God be the glory!!!!
Post Edited (Mouche) : 2/6/2015 9:20:52 AM (GMT-7)