HI everyone! I stopped taking prilosec last Monday(Sept.11). So far I'm ok, everynow and then I have this acid feeling in my throat. I had some tacos last Thursday and that made the heartburn worse! I took 1 zantac and was feeling better the next day. I have been using DGL(licorice) and some tea made of slippery elm, marshmallow root, licorice, orange peel extract and other herbs. I have been watching what I eat somewhat.
I immediately noticed that after I quit taking the prilosec that I have no more gas, abdominal pain and chest pain! It's been a year since I have started using PPI's and I am done w/ it.....I think it actually makes GERD worse.
I tried some pickles(read online at earthclinic.com) and it seemed to help as well. You have to get the kosher kind, whole pickles.
I hope this will encourage some of you to try to get off your PPI's. Of course you might want to consult your Dr. first. I have consulted both my internist and my gastro doctor and they both think I should be on PPI.....maybe not for long-term use though.