Coming off esomeprazole advice

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hi,

have been taking it for almost a year.

i have been told i need to stop taking it in order to have a ph probe test.

i have seen you shouldn't go cold turkey.

i take 40mg once a day.

i have started to alternate eg. i take 40mg one day and 20mg the next and loop that.

is this a safe way to lower the dose before i go down to just 20mg?

thanks

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    All doctors have said to me is to just stop taking them with out tapering, not much help.

    i dont have an hernia or anything.

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    I had to do the same GP just said stop. I used ranitidine which GP said I could and was able to stop and actually stayed off for nearly 6 months before needing to start again but on a much lower dose.

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    A few days in to alternating between 40mg and 20mg and I can feel the difference just from that small change.

    Last night the pain went up a notch for sure, burning really bad up my back was the main thing.

    I don't know how I could just stop cold turkey, it would be insufferable.

    I hope I can do this

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