how to stop ppi medicine ? please help me iam in deep trouble

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i am taking ppi meducine for 1 yr now which causing other problems like severe abdominal pain indigation . please i want to stop ppi medicine but my acidity level is too high pleas help

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    I came off them cold turkey too ready for my endoscopy but was very very careful about what I was eating when I did and also for the 2 weeks before I stopped. No onions, garlic, tomatoes , juice, white bread, chocolate , coffee , tea, fruit other than banana or melon. And small meals and not eating within 3 hours of bedtime.

    Just cut out anything with a high acid content. If you Google low acid diet it should give you a full list of what to avoid.

    And I took gaviscon advance just before bed.

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      hi lesae in my case its not about what food am i consuming its always there the acidity from morning to night . is there any way to cure severe acidity?
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      Hi. Do u know what started yr production of extra acid?

      The low acid food can definately help. Its whole point is its easier on stomach to digest and doesnt encourage yr stomach to produce more acid like it would do when u eat fatty meats ....

      Cut down on sugars as they promore inflamation and not too many carbs.

      It may take a while but in thelong run its gonna help you to minimise longterm oesophageal complication

      Such as barrettes or cancer.

      Its the kind of food were meant to eat mainly.

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      hi katerina actually i was taking medicine for migraine headache i think that side effect caused the acidity . i am very careful abt what i eat but it does not matter anymore acidity is always there and its severe . i will try though whatever u said . but i think i have very low chance cus if i continue taking these ppi i will not live for long thats for sure . i have very less change . but can soneone says how long a persone can take this ppi med ?
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      Yes what u eat is very important.

      Try avoid things with acid and preservatives such as citric acid, nicotinic acid .... its put in food to preserve it.

      Have u had any tests done to confirm its acidity? One can have the same symptoms and have low acid. Also the reflux matter can be non acidic and even gas. It could be a loose les valve or motility disorder. All that needs to be checked. Have u had hpylori test? Any gastritis?

      Changing to diferrent ppi may help or trying h2blockers with it too.

      Im on them and its been nearly a yr and i still cannot fully come of.

      The discomfort u expriencing may and may not be side effect of meds as reflux has so many itself.

      We here can only give u what we know but doctor is yr best option.

      Yr aim should be stopping the reflux and that would allow yr body to start healing itself.

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      Remember acidity in the stomach is vital, stopping it leaking into the oesophagus and higher is the problem. Suppressing acid production by the stomach is often followed by rebound phenomena, this creates a vicious circle. Surgical intervention can bring relief, but one has to be a suitable candidate. Unfortunately I'm not, so my options are limited.

      Best advice for people in my situation, use PPi's if you must, try Ranitidine like H2 antagonists and see if they will help. Employ something like Gaviscon if the symptoms break through. Have your oesophagus inspected every 3-4 years for signs of Barrett's oesophagus or worse. Stop smoking, loose weight, elevate the head of your bed, and get a varied diet that you can live with.

      More than that you can't do, and lastly stay away from untested "wonder treatments" at all costs.

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      Yes there is Susant, I refer you to the post I just made to Julie. Look at my recent post, and also consider surgery, when it is well done it results in a cure in the majority of cases. As I mentioned, even in the cases where it does not afford a complete cure, surgery will invariably cause a drastic reduction in the need for antacids and the like. But as with everything medical, there are no silver bullets and no sure things that work 100% of the time. Speak to your doctor about it, and ask lots of questions.
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    Susant590,

    One last think from me then I'm out of things to say. Having read through everything you have to say, anxiety seems to be a big component of what ails you. Also you don't make it easy to help as you don't seem to respond to direct questions.

    The issue of surgery was mentioned, but without reply.

    Although we don't doubt all the symptoms you mention are real, anxiety tends to make everything worse. Have you considered cognitive behavioural therapy? As I say I have nothing more to add, but would still be interested to know about the surgery option, and your feelings about your anxiety state.

    David

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      thanks david for everything u shared i can feel anxiety is the main culprit in my case . i have not considered for surgery or behavioral therapy . i am going for a full body chekup after that if nothing found i will try to control anxiety..thanks
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