Hi Tu Wang
I have seen your posts in a few forums and am inspired to try weaning off ppi. I am in the process of weaning and afraid that I rush things too fast. It has been a bit of time since you posted and I am wondering if you are still around. Could you lend me a few advices? My situation started as follows:
+ 6/18 Started antibiotic + Advil for 30 days. Two antibiotics and two Advil per day for prostatitis.
+ 7/25 Done with 30-day antibiotic. No improvement on prostatitis. Rediagnose as BPH.
+ 8/4 Vomited due to dizziness. Next 2 days were fine.
+ 8/6 First reflux experienced in the morning. Body was normal afterward all day.
+ 8/7 Took pantoprazole 40mg + 2 150 mg Zantag per doctor. Big mistake. Same doctor that prescribed antibiotic.
+ 8/14 Quit ppi cold turkey. Thought it was just anyother regular med. Experienced extreme heartburn at night.
+ 8/19 Went back to ppi + Zantag.
+ 8/27 Endoscopy. Doctor found nothing wrong with esophagus, stomach... Diagnosed dysphagia. Stuck throat feeling to me
+ 8/31 Went to different GI. Prescribed omeprazole 20mg morning + 300 mg ranitidine before bed for 1 month to heal UES.
+ 9/10 Tried to wean off ppi with nothing in the morning and 300mg Zantag bedtime. Lot of gas burping.
+ 9/15 Went back to 10mg ppi in the morning and 300 mg Zantag bedtime. Lot of gas burping. Irritated the throat some more. Throat sticking feeling more profound.
+ 9/18 Took nothing for entire day. Slight chest warming on few occasions day time and night time.
+ 9/24 Went back to 150 mg Zantag for the day. Planning to take 150 mg Zantag at night. May be keep this regime for 1 wks?
* l took all the vit. D3+K2, B12, mastic gum, magnesium citrate, DLG, Zinc-L, melatonin 2mg... for 3 wks so far.
* Diet just vegetable soup with salmon X3/day. Banana and alkaline water as much as I can.
* Took live coconut and almond yogurt live probiotics daily for 3 wks so far. Helped with constipation.
* So far I experienced dry gas burping mainly. The throat is irritated from the gas. Throat stuck feeling.
I think that I rushed a bit too fast with the weaning. I went back to only Zantag 150mg X2 per day. Could tell me your experience during the weaning period. Did you have something getting stuck in the throat feeling? I am a bit scare of the throat and that if the condition will be permanent.
Post Edited (Vdang2k) : 9/24/2018 10:44:52 AM (GMT-6)