Posted 10/22/2017 5:51 PM (GMT -7)
As far as right now, I'm trying to take my 20mg two days on, one day off; maybe one day on, one day off, if I can. What I do wholly depends on how I feel. If I have trouble on a certain day, I will take some of the granules from the inside of the pill, and swallow with some water. I will then wait half an hour to see how I feel; if I'm still having issues, then I take a little bit more, all with the goal of not taking a whole pill.
It's very important to minimize esophagus pain, and/or esophagitis, for the simple reason that it will make your rebound acid symptoms even worse, and make it that much harder to quit.
Regarding your case, you might try going on 20mg per day, and then if you have bad symptoms, just take the second 20 mg dose...or, you can break open one of the pills and swallow some of the granules with water; wait a while and see how you feel. If you don't feel great yet, maybe take a little bit more, or try to supplement with H2's, again, with the goal of not taking a whole pill.
Regardless of what you do, it seems like you're on the right track.