Due to your age, you may want to wait until the 21st and talk with your Dr. re returning to the use of PPI or is this perhaps something that would need surgical intervention.
It is always tough when the medication works but you fear the long term side effects that may go along with the medication.
This is such a controversial topic as we have those that take their PPIS and they work so they go on their merry way.
Then we have the group that is concerned about osteoporosis that want off the drug and they frequently end up trying to find another way of managing their GERD.
I wish you well and hope your upcoming appointment will help you make your decision.
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