Taking Prilosec or any other Potent Acidity Blocker Who Should Reconsider and the way to Stop

 

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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are hurting you! How To Get Off Them Fast -Treat Heart Burn Naturally.

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How to stop Proton Pump Inhibitors (Protonix)

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Integrative strategies to come off a PPI

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How to stop taking omeprazole

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Taking Prilosec or Other Potent Acid Blocker? Who Should Reconsider and How to Stop Potent acid blockers (called proton pump inhibitors) work well to block stomach acid, but generally they’re intended to treat short episodes of heartburn or reflux. PPIs stop the production of stomach acid and work best if you take them before a meal.

They are only recommended for short term (4-8 weeks) use unless you have one of the conditions I just listed above. With short term use, they are very safe. But they can cause side effects and drug interactions if you are on multiple medications. Prilosec decreases stomach acid production which promotes the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers and other inflamed gastrointestinal tissue areas.

The risk of interactions with Prilosec is greater than with other PPIs such as lansoprazole and pantoprazole. Prilosec is best used short-term. Prilosec OTC can stop frequent heartburn before it begins.

With one pill a day, you can get 24-hour heartburn relief.* How often should I take Prilosec OTC? Prilosec is a prescription medication indicated for the treatment of many other acid-related conditions. However, the omeprazole active ingredient in Prilosec became available over. Prilosec is a brand name for the generic drug omeprazole.

It works by blocking the pumps in your stomach that produce acid. Zantac is a brand name for a. Taking Prilosec or Other Potent Acid Blocker? Who Should Reconsider and How To Stop. by Marie Savard | May 21, 2019 | Age-Friendly Health Care, Deprescribing, Family, Management, Medication Minimalist, PPI, Recognize, Simplifying Medications | 2 comments. Potent acid blockers (called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs) are the second most commonly.

Other readers have experience withdrawing from omeprazole. Here is what CM had to say: “Six days ago I stopped taking omeprazole. I was only on it for a month.

The first five days were fine but now on the 6th day the rebound, burning and upset stomach are a problem. I didn’t have this before I started taking the medicine. Prilosec is the brand name for omeprazole, a protein pump inhibitor that is used to reduced the amount of acid in the stomach. The medication is available both over the counter and by prescription. The over-the-counter dosage is 20mg whereas the prescription version is available in 10mg, 20mg and 40mg dosages.

You may be able to stop taking Prilosec (omeprazole) as soon as two weeks after you start taking it, depending on why you need it. If you are taking Prilosec OTC to treat frequent heartburn (experienced two days a week or more), you should not take the drug for more than 14 days. It’s usual to take omeprazole once a day, first thing in the morning.

It doesn’t upset the stomach, so you can take it with or without food. If you take omeprazole twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening. Does Prilosec OT.

List of related literature:

To stop taking Prilosec (or any acid-blocking drug), start by taking another antacid drug like Zantac and Tagamet (150 mg daily) while continuing with the Prilosec.

“Heal Your Leaky Gut: The Hidden Cause of Many Chronic Diseases” by David Brownstein, Jodie Gould
from Heal Your Leaky Gut: The Hidden Cause of Many Chronic Diseases
by David Brownstein, Jodie Gould
Humanix Books, 2017

Another drug, omeprazole (Prilosec), works by stopping acid production by a different method (proton pump inhibition).

“The Language of Medicine E-Book” by Davi-Ellen Chabner
from The Language of Medicine E-Book
by Davi-Ellen Chabner
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Patient’s doctor increased her Prilosec to 2 a day and continued Zantac at the present dose.

“Buck's The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2019/2020 Edition E-Book” by Elsevier
from Buck’s The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2019/2020 Edition E-Book
by Elsevier
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Your doctor may recommend taking antacids and H2 receptor antagonists together to prevent your reflux, but don’t take them within one hour of each other.

“Acid Reflux Diet & Cookbook For Dummies” by Patricia Raymond, Michelle Beaver
from Acid Reflux Diet & Cookbook For Dummies
by Patricia Raymond, Michelle Beaver
Wiley, 2014

Surgeons should not hesitate to use omeprazole (Prilosec) 20 mg as frequently as 4 times a day or the equivalent dose of another PPI under these circumstances and, if necessary, to add an H2 blocker (ranitidine, 300 mg) at bedtime.

“Vocal Health and Pedagogy: Science, Assessment, and Treatment, Third Edition” by Plural Publishing, Incorporated
from Vocal Health and Pedagogy: Science, Assessment, and Treatment, Third Edition
by Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2017

Medications to reduce stomach acid or to keep stomach acid from entering the esophagus may be prescribed to treat GERD.

“Dad's Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies” by Mathew Miller, Sharon Perkins
from Dad’s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies
by Mathew Miller, Sharon Perkins
Wiley, 2014

An H2 receptor antagonist such as ranitidine (Zantac) or a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) may be prescribed daily to reduce the possibility of the stomach acid contents irritating the esophagus.

“Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family” by Adele Pillitteri
from Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family
by Adele Pillitteri
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010

Since there is no “withdraw ” from acid blockers or antacids, it is safe to just stop them and switch to natural alternatives, as long as symptoms are controlled.

“Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD” by Wright, Lenard
from Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD
by Wright, Lenard
M. Evans, 2001

Among acid blockers, omeprazole (Prilosec) and lanseprazole (Prevacid) are approved for use in children.

“The Nursing Mother's Companion” by Ruth A. Lawrence, Kathleen Huggins
from The Nursing Mother’s Companion
by Ruth A. Lawrence, Kathleen Huggins
Harvard Common Press, 2005

Suppression of gastric acid with omeprazole is long-lasting and may persist for three days or longer.

“Principles of Medicinal Chemistry Volume-I” by Dr. S. S. Kadam, K. G. Bothara
from Principles of Medicinal Chemistry Volume-I
by Dr. S. S. Kadam, K. G. Bothara
Nirali Prakashan, 2013

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  • I was taking Omeprazole/Pantoprazole/Rabeprazole for last 2 decades but decided to move away from it a week back. Leant that Paleo Diet is helpful so just stopped medicine and switched on to Paleo. Lot better now, no sugar no salt no carb diet. There is little heartburn but to be honest not much which can be managed with Antacid every alternate night. Hopefully my stomach will forget it’s girlfriend of 2 decades soon. Please wish me luck:)

  • How long does acid takes to work?!! I started taking it this month 40 milligram morning and afternoon, looks like is not shutting Down my acid, acid getting worse!����

  • Should I wait to take HCL supplement until I am off the PPI? I am currently tapering off the PPI, but anytime I use apple cider vinegar pills, or HCL I get massive heartburn. Everyone says you need to taper off PPI and supplement with HCL, but no one talks about the time frame of when to use the HCL when still on or almost off PPI. They also don’t talk about what to do if you do use HCL and your heartburn gets worse. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • I’ve been on ppis for gerd for a year and still no difference. Would it be bile reflux? I have literally every symptom of silent reflux and gerd

  • If I get acids at night I just lie on my left side. Worth a try if you get acids when you go to bed. I also find that eating an apple helps reduce acids at times.. I don’t know why.

  • Bεcαusε οf this αcid rεflυx disεαsε trεαtmεnt mεthοd “Tαzυnkο Sοbο” (Gοοglε it), I wαs αblε tο trεαt my digεstivε prοblεms. If yοu αrε nοw gοing thrοugh digεstivε disοrdεrs αnd chrοnic αcid rεflux disοrdεr, yοu mυst lοοk intο this trεαtmεnt mεthοd αlsο..

  • I have tried coming off Omeprazole for years, \i have been on it for 25yrs now, when |I go for a taper I reduce from my 20mg dose to 10mg by opening the capsule and calculating half and taking that half, within a few days or sometimes 2 weeks Im in reflux hell, bread gets stuck in my throat, duodenal pains, gastric pain. The danger is that increases all cause mortality in some studies the longer you take it, has been linked to dementia and gastric cancer as well as not being able to absorb certain nutrients such as B12 and others.
    I have also a sliding hiatal hernia and so by increasing acid via ingesting apple cider vinegar as many say will work to heal GERD by tightening the LES didn’t seem to work in the past.
    I’m going to try another taper soon, i am overweight and so |I’m walking everyday and eating high fibre diet so I dont get constipated so as to not add intra abdominal pressure whist going to the toilet, use braces instead of a belt, dont lift heavy things and correct posture.
    I dont know what else to do, any ideas will be appreciated guys, hope you guys can recover too.

  • I was on 20mg for 15 years and previously tried to stop taking them but found the acid reflux too much. At the beginning of this year I went to my doctor who gave me a plan. Reduce 10mg for a month then stop taking them and instead, take Ranitidine 300mg once a day for a month then reduce to 150mg or Ranitidine for a month, then 75mg for 2 weeks then graviscon when needed. It’s been 6 months now and I don’t have any acid reflux. I do try to eat none acid forming foods but mostly just eat what I want.

  • I was prescribed these after gall bladder surgery. Have twice run out and suffered dreadful heartburn. I avoid fats but suffer heartburn without them.

  • I Stopped eating anything with WHEAT in it. After 25 miserable years of GERD and taking Zantac, Prilosec and all kinds of anti acid medications my reflux stopped within 3 days. Now I can sleep on my back again. No more drugs for me. Good luck all.

  • I took omeprazole for a year when I came of four weeks later I did not have no indigestion whatsoever, I realised that it was the the tablet which was actually causing it, 6 months later I am great no sign of my own signs coming back.

  • I took HCL pills and it hurts my gastritis and esophagitis. So, the question is, how do we build HCL naturally with pills if we have gastritis and esophagitis from old fermented foods that we ate from days before that causes more gut inflammation? It’s a chicken and egg situation.

  • I’m on 40mg x 2 daily and have tried cutting down to 1 a day a few times since last summer, but I wind up with stomach pain and back on twice a day. Had an endoscopy last Oct. with some issue and was told to continue taking the meds. This time I’m trying to take 40mgs x 2 every other day and then just 1 pill in between. Been a month now and so far so good. Thinking I will try going 2 days with one pill and then two 40s on the third day and see if that works. Ever since this COVID happened nobody wants to do anything, including me. Video appt. next week with my doctor finally. Thanks for the tips although my problem doesn’t seem to be acid indigestion/reflux. Or maybe I just present weird. Also I thought they pulled Ranitidine/Zantac?

  • How the hell can you stop taking these drug’s when the drug companies and the DOCTORS are making so much money out of them now piss off you are not taking me for a fool

  • Iv already commented here the name of the book I downloaded from Amazon I acid reflux diet 101 search http://www.millwoodmediae pub.com. its published by Millwood media po box 1220 Melrose fl32666,USA love from Scotland uk

  • I broke every bone in my foot sliding on my stairs blacked out so didn’t know how I had so much damage. I was only given ibrufen what a joke however I started with the terrible pain that caused in my stomach I was given omeprozal took it for twenty yes stomach was never OK terrible pain. Two yes ago I went for an escopany and it was deuditis I had. I downloaded a book from amavon it has changed my life let’s u know what foods to avoid just ask for it I’m sorry I can’t remember the name of the book but just google book I understand u might have different diagnosis but it has changed my life a sore stomach now is very rare. Love from Scotland UK

  • Thank you for all the info abt, for all the stomach acids, ian all the #ide effects! Am following,! Keep feeding us with all the info.

  • Hi doctor, thanks again for the amazing video as always. My question to you is while trying to get off of omeprazole should I continue with omeprazole while taking HCL? Secondly where do I buy HCL And is it a pill or a liquid And what dosage should I be taking? Thank you!

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to create and post this video. I am having my first terrible experience with GERD and it has been a very scary few weeks. I can’t wait to get back to normal again.

  • I have a Hiatus hernia have been taking omeprazole on and off for years so long I can’t remember. Should I be taking them. I have acid reflux nearly every day. Two years ago I suffered a cough,bad chest and real bad sinus problems with severe post natal drip. To this day I am still suffering. Hence I am on an inhaler. Could my recent problems be due to acid reflux.

  • Here is what you do. One tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar into a bottle of water. Slam it taste like shit. Yes take the probiotic dgl and tums

  • Ive been taking Omeprazole 20 since 2006. My doctor prescribed it to me and then it became over the counter available, he said to stay on it because I have Reflux Disease. I havent experienced any side effects that I can speak of but I believe the doctors testimony. I will be getting off Omep ASAP and going to something else. I must have reflux Ive had it for ever. It used to shoot up into my throat while I was sleeping and the burn would close my airway. I couldnt breath in but could exhale no problem. I had to breath in very slowly to get any air at all and it wasnt enough, I would get close to loosing consciousness then it would open again. Hell of a way to wake up at night a scare the hell out of your wife. While on 1 Omep 20 a day I havent had the issue. I take mine at night, on an empty stomach, and I wait about 1 hour to eat dinner after I take the pill. I also take a mens multi vit along with calcium/magnesium/zinc and a fish oil every morning, for years. I live a physically active life. My burn is getting worse as the years go by, I have to take 2 pills sometimes. I have a hiatal hernia and an umbilical hernia. Dont know if those matter. Im in my early 40’s. I think the main key to keeping your burn in check is to avoid greasy foods, foods with red dye coloring and I find that mustard ruins my whole day.

  • my wife just had an endoscopy that showed polyps in her stomach. the doctor said that they were caused from taking the omeprazole, she takes 20mg a day. First time that I have heard that they cause polyps he told her to keep taking it. I myself take 40mg a day and have for yrs. I will soon be 75 don’t smoke or drink alcohol and weigh 155lb. but i’m going to try wein myself off of them.

  • I was on 40mg of omeprazole for 17 years. I tried to cut back to 20 but my acid reflux was pretty bad. It took a few weeks to get my body used to 20. I did 4o Monday, 40 Tuesday, 20 wed, 40 thu, 40 Friday, 20 sat, 40 sunday. THen it was 40,20 20 40 20 20 40, then 40 20 20 20 40 20 20 and now I’m on 20 with no problems, I am using same technique soon to move from 20 to 10 and then 10 to 5 and then come off if possible. I’m 39 and started to take them when I was 21

  • what if I have low magnesium and B12 and poor absorption of iron and calcium already what does that mean? not enough stomach acid?

  • What do you suggest when a person has a hiatal hernia putting pressure on the stomach which causes excess acid and very bad symptoms causing the inability to eat unless taking Omeprazole 40 mgs daily???? Also presents with scoliosis which is being corrected slowly through chiropractic. The scoliatic curve pressed the diaphragm into the stomach, stomach always thinks there’s something there, so always producing acid. Any thoughts, suggestions are welcomed.

  • My οwn hεαlth prοfεssiοnαl rεvεαlεd thαt I`vε gοt α big inflαmmαtiοn in my εsοphαgυs αnd chrοnic αcid rεflux. Fοrtυnαtεly, I wαs hεlpεd with this hεαrtburn thεrαpy “Tαzυnkο Sοbο” (Gοοglε it). In lεss thαn 2 wεεks, I bεεn αblε tο gεt rid οf my αcid rεflυx disοrdεr αs wεll αs thε αcid tαstε within my mοuth.

  • Is it normal to have very acid stools after stopping ppi’s? Even after a year of rebound? Because i still notice my acid levels arent still back to normal? Is this possible that it can take so long? Very soon after ive had a bowel movent in the morning the throat clearing begins…

  • Totally fucked up after stopping such medications. Even after completely changing my life style, the withdrawal symptoms are a living hell. Worse are the episodes of head aches and dizziness. The whole medical profession seems to be screwed up. For a short term relief, you give us pain for a lifetime. Have stopped these PPIs for the past seven days and life is a freaking hell. But would not want to return to such a bad marriage. I am getting bouts of acid regurgitation, dizziness, severe headaches, nausea inspite of all lifestyle changes. The way your chest clamps up seems like you are experiencing an attack!! Have to cross at least four weeks for these side effects to subside.

  • Jan 2016 I was in the ER with severe pain in my throat/stomach, I had nausea and all the other symptoms of GERD. Several years earlier I had been on two different bone-loss medications and went off them after several months due to pain in my stomach and throat. My doctor then put me on a PPI for ulcers. The pain left and I went off the PPI. However, in Jan 2016 it was much worse, and I’ve been on dexilant 60mg, and Zyntac 375 mg, for over 1 1/2 years. I’m doing well for the most part, and I’ve also changed my diet. I do all the things my doctor has directed me to do. I want to go off these drugs or at least taper down but he shows little interest. The last time I mentioned it to him he said I could try taking the dexilant every other day but that some people just have to be on them for life. I have some bone loss and I’m concerned about this plus I believe in getting off any drug if possible as soon as possible. I think about long term side effects. Also, the cough I had back in 2016 that went away after starting the PPI is now coming back. He put me on Singular/Zyrtec. Now I’m wondering if I’ve been on the PPI long enough that my stomach is reacting by making more acid. What do you think??

  • I’m dealing with Acid Rebound now. I was able to wean down from 40mg to 20mg per day pretty easily. Then started taking 20mg every other day. Still was doing ok. Then last week I started every third day and BAM! The acid came back like crazy!! It’s so frustrating. I’m 34 and don’t want to be on this drug forever.

  • I bought my own capsules and a mg scale on amazon. I’m going to take 20mg capsules and reduce the mg to say…..18mg and take that for a week……reduce to 16mg…..take for a week etc. Until I get to 0. Wish me luck.

  • I have acute gastritis due to stress and Exedrine Migraine, was fine for a whole year, for 2 weeks now, I thought I was dying, the burning and chest pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness is very scary, I went to G.I today, altho my primary tested for blood in stool, but nope it came back fine, the G.I prescribed Omeprazole, cause she thinks it caused by bleeding ulcer, I don’t want to take it, please advise?

  • Fairly informative. Thank you. Quitting cold turkey after 14-day treatment for a severe ulcer that lasted nearly 9 weeks. Have had a lot of heartburn and a bit of gas in the first couple of days. Bismuth and peppermint seem to help a bit, but I may need to try of those H2 blockers.

  • I am so sorry I am asking so many questions! I have developed leaky gut badly. Do I first heal my gut before attempting to come off ppi’s or will I ever heal my gut by staying on them?

  • Anyone got the spelling on the fiber drink they discussed? I’d like to look into it more. Also, any feedback from anyone on hiatal hernia repair? I’m looking at the nissan wrap and the links to compare. Thx.

  • I managed to cure my digestive complications in a natural way thanks to this acid reflux disease treatment solution “Tοzυnhο Kοrο” (Gοοgle it). If you`re at this time experiencing digestion illnesses and chronic acid reflux disorder, you should use this medication as well…

  • Dr Oubre,
    Thank you very much for the informations on PPI`s. I have been on so many of them and the last few years I have been using Nexium daily; total of 14 years on them. Tried to wean off myself three times so far and ended up at the ER with terrible stomach cramps, dizziness, etc..
    Every MD I have been to put me back on them saying I will damage my stomach wall.
    After all these years I have stopped taking Nexium for 3 days now. So many people tells me not to eat tomatoes, lemons, peppers and bunch of other veggies that I basically live on.
    Please give more information on this diet. Please please..
    Thank you

  • I wαs α sυffεrεr οf αcid rεflυx disοrdεr, chεst pαin αnd αcid rεflυx yεt immεdiαtεly αftεr pursuing this hεαrtburn trεαtmεnt “Tαzυnkο Sοbο” (Gοοglε it), αll thοsε issuεs wεrε αbsοlυtεly gοnε. Cοntinuοus tirεdnεss αnd αlsο skin brεαkουts wεrε disαppεαrεd αs wεll. I fεεl rεαlly whοlεsοmε αnd mαgnificεnt simυltαnεοusly..

  • My doctors told me to get off them but said just stop! now reading this im panicked. What is the best coarse or action took last one two days ago maybe I take one today and stretch them between? Suggestion?

  • Thεrε’s αbsοlυtεly nοthing bαd I hαvε dεαlt with cοmpαrεd tο this sεvεrε αcid rεflux. Hοwεvεr, this αcid rεflυx trεαtmεnt mεthοd “Tαzυnkο Sοbο” (Gοοglε it) hαs rεliεvεd mε frοm chεst pαins αnd sεvεrε hεαrtbυrn in just Twεnty dαys. It’s αll disαppεαrεd, stοmαch discοmfοrt, thε εxpεriεncε οf burning, αnd αlsο cοnsistεnt bυrping..

  • I tried to find 5 or 10mg dose omeprazole but could not. so I opened a cap & spilled the tiny time capsules into a pudding dish & split them into piles. tapered down to 10 & then 5mg over a several week period. now I’ve stopped the drug. I also started eating keto diet, lost 50 lbs & stopped drinking alcohol or eating past 6pm.

  • Thanks so much. I’m already doing all of this except the Bitters. I got similar advice from Dr. Axe. I have to ask, did you feel a tightness in your chest too? I’ve only been doing these home remedies for 2.5 wks but I still feel so bad & like I’m having a heart attack. I ended up in the ER as well 2 wks ago. I’m a healthy 44 y/o. After an EKG & clean blood work they assumed ulcer & reflux. Boy, the tight chest is scary. You just pray they didn’t miss anything. Did you ever feel weak? I’m so weak. Thank you again, I pray I get more relief soon.

  • It might be worth mentioning that it seems that slippery elm can reduce the absorption of medication. I don’t know by how much, so I’ll make sure to take mine several hours after taking my birth control pills, maybe even at a completely different time of the day, just to make sure.

  • I’ve been taking prescribed 1 tablet=40mg of SOMAC every day since I had my gall-bladder removed over 4 years ago.

    Should I attempt to ween myself off this drug or am I stuck with having to take them?

    …Thank You

  • My doctors had me on Prilosec for 8 years. I’ve tried to get off it many times, but at the time I was sole caretaker of my dying father. I had no success at all. I’ve been off it now for a month, and still have symptoms. I take ACV and Betaine HCL and eat fermented vegetables. This seems to be slowly improving my situation. Is it possible for me at 68 yrs old to get back to normal? I absolutely will not take it ever again.

  • I take 20 mg of Nexium once per day, how would I go about tapering off that, by taking it every other day for a couple weeks? I read about the potential for heart attack, stroke and cancer caused by this drug, am 49 and have been on PPIs for 20 years.

  • That was your informative post, here are a few more tips on how to cure heartburn…
    1) You must loosen clothing: Heartburn happens because the contents of your stomach are going back up into your oesophagus, where the stomach acids burn the tissues. You could be having an episode of heartburn because tight clothing is binding your stomach. If that’s the case, the first thing to do is loosen your belt or your dress, or apron strings, or whatever else is holding you too tight.
    2) You need to stand up: Your posture might be contributing to heartburn, so if you’re sitting or lying down, try standing up. If you’re already standing, try standing up more straight. “When you’re slumped down, your internal organs are compressed,” says Betsy Polatin. She’s a movement specialist who works with performers. “A simple and effective solution may be to lengthen and widen your torso and spine, as your head gently moves toward the ceiling.”
    3) Elevate Waist: If you’re lying down and can’t get up, or if you’re caring for someone who is confined to bed and is experiencing heartburn, try raising the upper body. According to the Mayo Clinic, lifting the head isn’t enough, so don’t add a pillow. The goal is elevation from the waist up. An adjustable bed that can be raised to a suitable angle can provide relief. If your bed doesn’t do that, you can increase the angle by using a wedge pillow.
    4) Mix Baking Soda With Water: You might have a heartburn remedy right in your kitchen. Baking soda will calm some heartburn. It works by neutralizing the stomach acid, this happens because baking soda is alkaline. Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink slowly (drink everything slowly when you have heartburn).
    5) It would help to chew gum: Chewing gum could help neutralize acid, too. Dr. Atif Iqbal, medical director of the Memorial Care Digestive Care Centre at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Centre in Fountain Valley, California, recommends it. “Gum increases saliva,” says Dr. Iqbal. “Any acid that has built up in the gut is diluted and washed away or cleared out more quickly.”
    (I discovered these and the reasons they work from Amirykal Heartburn Remedies website )

  • I’ve been on Prilosec/Nexium for over 20 years due to a Hiatal Hernia. I’m trying to get away from PPI’s. Waking up with an upset stomach and heartburn.

  • OMG, it was frustrating trying to figure out what the hell the guy was saying. He kept saying slipprium and I’m thinking, what the hell is that? So I googled it and google said, what the hell are you looking for? So I looked to see if you put it in the description, NOPE! Then looking down in the comments, it’s slippery elm? How do you get sliprium from slippery elm. It’s two words, is that really that hard to say?

  • I was on Omeprazole for a little over a year for recovery from stomach ulcers, but when I got onto nexium I got the WORST side effects. Back onto Omeprazole to taper off completely.

  • Hi there guys,
    Can u give me an advice? I have been taking omprazole for 8 days now(this is the 3rd course of omeprazole since i was diagnosed with gastritis on january 29 2016) and i can feel the adverse effects already…my left hip is hurting, my back is aching, i am getting depressive and anxious…
    I feel like i should not finish the course my gi doctor told me to do which is one month. I am feeling really weird lately and its not normal. I am now deciding doing natural supplements. I bought dgl licprice on amazon laat saturday, and thinking also about probiotics and this slippery elm…for reflux condition. Ive never had reflux/heartburn before taking thing omeprazole. And reflux just started the month of april. Now i realized this is bad side effect of omeprazole now in my body. And i hate going through this. Even now as i type this i feel like reflux is coming up..

  • Ive been taking them for 20yrs and now would like to come off, but I have hiatal hernia and so if I take apple cider vinegar or HCI then my acid reflux gets much worse, no kidding, well the LES is opening cause of the hiatus hernia so what the heck can I do?
    I am taking DGL, eating well, slippery elm, manuka honey, but no L-Glutamine yet. Any ideas in my situation please?

  • Hello, I have been diagnosed with chronic gastritis by endoscopy (gastroscopy). My doctor prescribed some medications for ne: Pantoprazole, Colloidal bismuth tartrate capsules and Mosapride citrate dispersible tablets for month. I have finished the course last week. However, I experienced acidic rebound just two days after I finished the Pantoprazole course that I had go back on it. What do you think I should do now? I don’t really want to rely on these medicines. Thank you.

  • Is it usual to have nausea, fatigue and chills with Gerd? I had an endoscopy a year ago and have erosive gastritis and inflamed Oesphagus. I’m on Zantac after weaning myself of off PPI’s. Now Zantac doesn’t work and I feel really ill and physically weak. I would prefer to find a natural alternative that actually works but it’s not easy.

  • I’ll be glad to try these things out as I’ve changed to a plant-based diet and everything is BETTER except I’ve not been able to fully kick PPI’s to the curb.  Have no negative side-affects (that i’ve observed), but don’t care to be married to little pills forever.

    UPDATE 19Aug2015, The WFPB way of living took care of it. Haven’t take PPI’s in months. It WAS scary getting away from them and took longer than I’d thought. I didn’t keep an accurate time line, but I’d say it was 6-8 weeks of WFPB before my system fixed itself back up. Your body will take care of you when you quit filling it with unhealthy foods. Cheers all!

  • Hello,I have gerd my symptoms are heartburn,throat burning, for this i have been taking PPi(Rabeoprazle group) once in a day for 4 months, how can i stop it??

  • I’ve tried almost everything except acupuncture. Dgl, slippery elm, and aloe Vera did little to nothing for me. Sometimes heartburn comes through the nexium when I’m stressed. I’m getting an endoscopy soon to see what’s wrong but the only probable outcomes are to take ppis forever or get surgery.

  • I`d nεvεr fεlt α fαst αnd αlsο cοnsidεrαblε αdvαncεmεnt similαr tο this εvεr sincε I bεginning pυrsυing αcid rεflυx thεrαpy “Tαzυnkο Sοbο” (Gοοglε it). αs wε tαlk I rεαlly fεεl mαrvεlοus αnd αt thε pεαk οf my οwn wεll bεing. I rεαlly fεεl sο strοng αnd αlsο invigοrαtεd. Thε symptοms I gοt αrε αll disαppεαrεd, jυst likε thεy wεrεn`t with mε..