Pancreatic enzymes used to help with my acid reflux

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A couple of months ago I had to increase my daily dose of Omeprazole to 60mg to not get acid reflux. I started taking pancreatic enzymes with every meal and I could stop the Omeprazole altogether, it was amazing. Lately the reflux has started to return with a vengeance, and I assume that it's continuously getting worse. Any idea what the reason could be? I tried some hydrochloric acid but it burned my stomach for days afterwards. I'm in desperate need of help. Thanks in advance.

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    I am sorry but I can’t help you because I am struggling with 60 mg of lansoprazole too and don’t know ehat is happening to me.

    Which pancreatic enzymes did you take?

    I have problems 1 hour after eating. Everything is coming up 1 hour after each meal and I assume that it might be a problem with pancreatic enzymes.

    Doctors aren’t helping. They keep telling me that I need operation, but I would like to find out what underlying condition is making my problem.

    Wish you all the best,


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      I bought them from iherb, called Pancreatin. You should give it a try, they made a world of difference for me for a couple of months. Thanks, and good luck you too.

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    I will try now to lower my dose very slowly and carefully.

    3 weeks 30mg morning and 30mg evening

    3 weeks 15 mg morning and 30 mg evening

    3 weeks 150mg ranitadin morning and 30 mg lansoprazol evening

    3 weeks 150 ranitadin and 22,5 mg lanso

    3 weeks 150 ranit and 15 mg lanso

    3 weeks 150 ranit and 150 ranit

    3 weeks 150 ranit and 75 ranit

    3 weeks 150 ranitadin morning only

    3 weeks 150 ranitadin every other day

    3 weeks 150 ranitadin every third day

    3 weeks 150 ranitadin every forth day

    3 weeks 150 ranitadin every fifth day

    I tried to wean off ppi twice with very bad rebound effect, so this time I will take time and do it slowly.

    Tomorrow I am starting with 150 mg ranitadin morning and 3/4 30 mg lansoprazol = 22,5 mg evening

    I hope this helps.

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      i don't think you can do it, its been 4 months now i have switched to rantidine after gradually reducing my ppi . i have to take 3x150mg rantidine daily. i thought i will be able to reduce my rantidine after a couple of months but no i am still struggling on them, my stomach feels damaged. it burns all the time even after 4 months. its a vicious circle you cannot get off from ppi. being on them also not going to help you have to increase your dosage over the time.

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    Hi, I take 30 g lanzoprozole each morning and it does help however when I went off them for a couple of days last week my indigestion and tummy got worse. I'm designed to be on them long time which at 30 g @ day is not too bad.

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    I went off of my PPI a few months ago and only take ranitidine as needed. Once you are off of the PPI, you can start to figure out what dietary or medication changes you need to make. In my case, it was anti-inflammatories that were the problem.  Every now and then I need to take them and I make sure that I take them on a full stomach with ranitidine. 
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    I take Pepcid or I break off half a tablet. I prefer the PPI you take as needed. Those Others you have to take for days and days messed me up. I manage my issues by trying to get in the habit of eating smaller meals, taking multi enzymes and probiotics. Sounds like you are taking only one enzyme? Try multi enzymes. Mine from the vitamin shoppe has three enzymes. One for protein, one for fat and the other for carbs. 

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      Mine contains the same 3 types of enzymes as yours. I've just bought an IQoro that helps a lot of people, I'll update my results from it. Also on diatomaceous earth to heal my stomach.

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