Have come off ppi

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Am getting realy worried have soar throat at night waking me up so worried my oesophagus is dammaged. have a specialist apt in a couple of weeks just dont want to go to sleep at night only getting a couple of hours. Have been on ppi for 7 years, 4 years ag got the dose down to 10mg parriot wanted off them have been trying since December not going well. I have even tried small meals and have lost weight dont know what to do. We are going on hollidays soon and I am so worried.

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    Is the doctor monitoring your withdrawl? It does sound like you have nocturnal reflux (like me) so the only way to stop the acid from damaging your oesophagus is to reduce your acid levels by either taking a ppi or an h2 blocker. For me the h2 blockers don't work so I am stuck with the ppi. I have been on omeprazole for over 20 years and take 40mg daily. I am aware of the possible side effects of the drug but the alternative is a severely eroded oesophagus which is both dangerous and incredibly painful. about 12 years ago I had the Nissen Fundoplication and a hiatus hernia repair. Unfortunately it didn't stop the nocturnal reflux as subsequent monitoring revealed acid breakthrough. Some of us have no choice but to take the ppi despite the bad press they are receiving. If you are desperate to come off them then perhaps taking an h2 blocker is the way to go. I suggest you discuss all this with your doctor.

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      hi thank you for your advice. I am having a gastroscopy next week. I had one five years ago and I'm sure the Specialist said, I had nerd which is none corrosive reflux just have to wait and see what the specialist sais this time.He gave me Ranitidine when I went this week to see him as I get a dry tingling throat at night. I have burping during the day but it dosn't seem to feel like burning just burps.

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      Hi had the gastroscope all clear. Have as I said Nerd none corosive reflux . Thank heavens. Just have to take Ranitidine which is a bit better than PPI. 
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