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I've been taking 20 mg since 2009. I had Barrats O but recently had the camera down yuk! and its cleared? not sure how except for the use of omeprazole. However, I have gained at least 2 stone. The surgeon said i need to continue taking the meds. I have recently read more info and it left me feeling quite scared. Over long-term use of this med, it can cause heart failure, cancer etc. I have just started taking Slippery elm and read up on this and watched Youtube and it seems a good substitute. Whats really important is not to come off the med straight away and to incorporate the S Elm as well. Then slowly reduce the meds.I know I need to change my diet as well because everything I love causes heartburn! Omeprazole has allowed me to eat and drink whatever I have wanted without the pain. I am trying to weigh up the serious and potentially life-threatening to a life-changing diet! yes, the latter must win. So far I've missed a pill every other day and suffering from heartburn so, I think I need to take Slippery Elm 3 times a day and let it get into my system before reducing my meds. I am interested in anyone's thoughts are experiencing something similar. I have read other peoples side effects whilst taking this med other than weight gain I haven't suffered from anything else.
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