I'm with you, Brownfield. I created a thread recently to talk about
what a decade of PPI use did to me. I had symptoms for years that I didn't realize were related to the PPIs and for about
9 months I was extremely sick. I'm still recovering from the malnutrition I was subjected to all those years. Not one of the 6 docs I saw even mentioned the PPIs, even though I disclosed that I was taking the drugs to all of them. They have NO CLUE.
I don't think that the docs don't know that the problem is with your LED (lower sphincter), they just don't know what to do about
it. They think that totally eliminating your stomach acid is a reasonable approach to solving the problem, which is absurd. They all learned about
what stomach acid does for you back in medical school but as soon as they get out they begin the process of being brainwashed by big pharma propaganda. It's really sick.
You obviously understand more than most docs do about
this. I'm convinced that lack of protein assimilation was my main problem. And that causes all kinds of physical and mental problems. I was in a pretty bad place several weeks ago, and now, after being off of the meds since late Jan, I'm on my way to feeling better than I have in years. The anxiety that I experienced for years is almost completely gone! I guarantee that there are plenty of people out there who are on anti-depressants just to counteract the imbalance caused by lack of protein assimilation. Not pretty.
Post Edited (Lenny66) : 5/15/2007 6:21:33 PM (GMT-6)