Karl. Big welcome to our forum. Please keep in touch with your doctor and get tested to find out the problem. When you stop acid reducing medicine, the body starts sending out more acid (like trying to make up for lost time)--- this is called "rebound". Lots of info on the forum about it. Get your food intake under control-- cut out coffee, carbonated drinks, chocolate, tomatoes, pizza fried stuff , alcohol beer-- you know what you need to do. Stop eating about three hours before going to bed, try to sleep on left side with head of bed elevated to keep possible acid reflux down in the tum. It's not hard to do and so helpful to your body. Take care of you and let us all know how you are doing. Ok? PS-- work on the smokes.