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Hello, my doctor told me to stop PPIs as he thinks they may not be necessary for me. I've been on them for 1 year.
I stopped 5 weeks ago after tapering down slowly and the first week was ok. A lot of burning in my stomach but not my esophagus. The last couple of weeks has been worse with constant burning in my stomach and heartburn that just won't seem to die down. I heard this can last up to 3 months.
I'm managing this with antacids such as Gaviscon at the moment but the burn is always there. I heard that H2 blockers help but studies say they also induce rebound when stopped so am wary of taking them.
Could anyone who has been through PPI rebound please let me know:
1) What symptoms you had
2) How you managed symptoms
3) How long symptoms lasted for
4) Did you make a full recovery and no longer need PPIs?
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