'Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD

Can you please comment how long you guys with PPI and any side effect you experiencing?

Got sore throat (no other acid symptoms at all) so started PPI for a month, now sore throat healed but can not stop taking PPI. Tried to avoid it for couple of days but stomach and chest burning really bad. Thinking of continuing PPI from tomorrow morning again.

Can you please comment how long you guys with PPI and any side effect you experiencing ?

Comment:

Penny Willow
You generally can't stop taking PPI's cold turkey. The acid rebound is awful. You might need to wean off it slowly and supplement with an H2 blocker like Ranitidine.

Moriah Fletcher
I've only been on for a year and a half. Prilosec have me severe itching all over, with nexium my limbs were falling asleep so often and so severely I couldn't sleep at night. Prevacid made my limbs feel like lighting struck them and some numbness. Currently on protonix which I feel is effecting my memory 😒 going to talk to my doctor about switching to another one.

Christopher Bruder
I’ve been on Nexium for 6 years. I started at 40mg twice a day because I have a hiatal hernia. I also was taking a zantac when I started. Over the 6 years, I’ve weened down to 20mg once a day (sometimes twice a day depending on the meal). No side effects noticed. I’m 27 now, and I plan to take it for many many more years.

Maria Söderström
10 years now, can’t stop. Dry mouth and insomnia as side effects. Constantly worrying if it stops having effect, there is nothing left to try, i now eat nexium. They are worse in regard to the dry mouth. Ate omeprazole for 9 years. They are to weak.

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