The PPI's also cause a person not to absorb Vitamin B-12 and possibly iron. My gastro doc said to take the sublingual (dissolve under the tongue) form of B-12 as this is absorbed through the skin. This is very important inorder to maintain the health of your nervous system.
Jeannie, I'm curious about your GERD. You say that yours comes and goes. What are your symptoms when it flares up. Do you actually have acid coming up into your esophagus or do you have heartburn which effects the stomach more than the esophagus. Usually this is a ongoing condition so I'm curious why yours goes into remission at times.
sillylilly, I have the B12 but mine is with folic acid. Is it ok that it is with acid?