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At last got my Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy date through, which took long enough, but got there in the end.
I have a query that I would like some advice for, hoping someone may have gone through similar to me, and be able to give me some guidance.
I'm happy with the procedure, and the bowel cleansing prep that has to be done before the examination, my main worry is having to come off my PPI Omeprazole 2 weeks before the scopes. I was taken off Omeprazole a couple of months ago, just to see how I'd react, and I lasted 3 days before my symptoms flared up and had to go back on them. The symptoms include bloating, burping, stomach churning, severe sharp pain mainly in top of stomach, lower chest and back, nausea, random tender sore pains all over abdomen. When I questioned my doctor and hospital about this, their advice was to 'keep downing the Gaviscon'.
So I got some Gaviscon Advance in, but I was wondering what my doctor meant by 'keep downing the Gaviscon', how much of this can I take safely, and whether there are any other things I can do to try and keep these symptoms as mild as possible. I'm desperate to get these tests done, and for the results to be as accurate as they can be, so any advice from you guys would be more than welcome.
Thanks in advance!
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