HI. I'm trying to get off PPIs(Prilosec for me) bec. a recent blood test shows it's been affecting my liver, at least that's what the doc thought. So I was told to quit cold turkey. I wasn't able to do it so last week I started reducing the dose to 1 pill a day instead of 2 a day. I was fine for 2 days and then after that started getting all the symptoms again especially at night. Started also taking Tums after dinner to help but still waking up with pain/burning in my throat! I have the wedge pillow too, and on top of that 3 more pillows! It's so uncomfortable!
Anyway, yesterday was my first day to really NOT take the prilosec. I didn't take any.....I started on Papaya enzymes and a have been eating a lot of apples(i read in a book that it helps with heartburn). Around lunchtime, I started getting very bad nausea!!!! So I took a zantac(which by the way the doc also told me to not take). I need help!
Does anyone know what I can take for the nausea(preferably herbal)? Also does anyone know of a link to find a naturopathic doctor in my area? I live in Michigan and I'm desperate for help.
I'm getting another blood test this week to check how my liver is doing.....
For all you people taking PPIs, be very careful as I found out it can wreck havock on your liver. I'm barely in my 30s and I don't want to have to live w/ liver issues on top of the GERD!