here is what I did.
I got some empty gel caps at the health store.
I gently opened my nexuim cap and gently emptied 1/2 of the contents into a gel cap.
Now I have 2 - 20 mg. capsules of nexium.
I then stated taking one of these ( 20 mg ) in the am, 30 -45 minutes before any food with a half or full glass of warm water.
I would eat breakfast say at 8:30.
Then at about 11:00 am I empty one of the dgl caps in my mouth and swish around reall good then swallow.
Then I eat lunch at say noon.
Then at 2 or so do another dgl. Have a snack.
Then take the other nexium 1/2 hour before dinner ( stomach must be fairly empty ) .
eat dinner 30 minutes later or 45 minutes later.
Then do the dgl again before bed.
That is how I got myself off of 80 mgs per day.
OH, sometimes I do the dgl in the middle of the night or early morning at say 5 am too., then go back to bed ( I dont sleep well ) .
The dgl works best on an empty stomach. It heals the stomach lining and alkalizes the throat and stomach.
oh, another thing you can do is get some gavistion tablets.
Before bed, disolve one tablet in about 5 -6 tablespooons of water.
If you wake up and your throat burns, first drink about 1/2 glass of room temp. water.
Then swallow some of this mixture and go back to bed.
This helped heal my throat.
Water is good to drink at night, but never cold water.