Hello, I've been on Nexium for almost 3 years now. I initially started with Protonix which worked well for a few months, then just wasn't doing the trick. I went in and had and EGD and they found that I have chronic gastritis. I'm 24, female, not overweight, and eat a relatively healthy diet. Lately the Nexium (40mg) hasn't been working on a daily basis, and I've been hearing a lot of negative things about long-term usage of PPIs. I tried to quit cold turkey yesterday, but am now regretting it, as my throat feels like a lava flow and there's nothing I can put in there that will give me relief. I just don't want to permanently damage my esophagus.
Does anyone have any advice? Any home remedies? Anything I can do in the mean time to ease the pain? Please!! Thanks so much!