I have just gone off of Pepcid after two months treatment for reflux which occurred after antibiotic (Cipro) use. I reduced the dosage for the last 2 weeks and then just realized I needed to take the dive and cut it out altogether.
I am off of it now two days and feeling pretty ill after I eat. I am able to quell most of the reflux symptoms with DGL Licorice, Tums and taking Gaviscon
Advance which holds down the acid to some extent, though not 100%.
If anyone out there has weaned off of Pepcid, I would like to know how long they experienced acid rebound symptoms, and what they might have done to mitigate the rebound symptoms. This whole experience has been an ordeal, and had I known about rebound I would have taken a different route to healing my stomach.
Any advice is appreciated.
I did learn however in this period that I could treat LPR symptoms with gargling with cold water throughout the day. My hoarseness is gone, and the feeling of the lump in the throat is only occasional. Doctors told me to go on acid reducers when they heard about these symptoms, which have been almost eliminated with plain water.