Is Gaviscon Advance enough ?

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Diagnosed with grade a esophagusitus / Reflux. Been on PPIs for 6 months and told to taper down and come off PPI to manage only with Gaviscon Advance 3 times a day. Is Gaviscon Advance strong enough to be the only thing I take to keep my gerd from getting worse ?

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    Hi Stuart. I was also diagnosed with Grade a Eosphagitis. I'm taking 20 mg Rabeprazole for three months. Gaviscon just the coats the stomach. I was prescribed sucralfate similar to gaviscon and it is to be taken along with ppis. If the hole in the eosphaghus has closed, you can taper off the PPIs slowly, or else your symptoms will just keep coming back.

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    Thanks for replying. How are you finding the rabeprazole ? Any side effects ?  How long have you been on them.
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      I took Esomeprazole for a month. Then stopped thinking I was cured but all symtoms kept coming back. I went to a different doctor who prescribed me 20 mg Rabeprazole, 25 levosulphride and sucralfate syrup three times a day. He also did my blood test and i was vitamin d and b12 deficient. He prescribed me supplements. Also I'm taking regular probiotics. Reflux is under control and side effects are minimal if any like minor sore throat sometimes. My main worry is how long I have to continue this medication. I just hope my oesophagus heals. What about you? Any side effects?

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      Been taking this Rabeprazole for about 2 months. Right now I have irritating sinus infections, which all started after GERD happened.
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      Yeah lately every time I take a tablet after 30 minutes I get a spaced out feeling and light headed for a few hours. Weird. 
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