PPI's How do you take them?

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	In reading a lot of these posts, I am curious about HOW you all take PPI's.  I have been on them, for most of the time, Omeprazole, since the 90's.  I started out after Pepsid AC stopped working for me, and I began with 40 mg. a day, finally went down to 20, and have been for some time on 10 mg a day.   I know a lot of people take it first thing, on an empty stomach, and I do not.  I get up, have my breakfast first, and wait at least 2 hours after taking my supplements to take my pill.  I have never had a doctor say my vitamin levels were low, and I have some joint pain, but I have scoliosis, so most of what hurts is from that.  I take several supplements, magnesium, vitamin D, coQ10, ginko biloba, and off and on, Triphala, for my bowels, although lately, not taking that.  I would like to stop altogether, but fear the withdrawal, and am afraid I will get worse problems in the long run.  I have to watch what I do eat, avoid some things, and if I do eat them, I often take a dose of rantinidine before bed.  So, I am interested to hear how you take your pill, as I have never had these very awful symptoms I keep reading about.

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    Same for me. Ive been on Lansoprazole for about 8 years. I take it when i get up, on an empty stomach. I took 30mgs for about 5 years then my GP reduced it to 15mgs and that has been sufficient. I've had no side effects whatsoever but I can accept that neuroses can occur in people that have a predisposition to anxieties.

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    I take two a day, each one about an hour before eating. I take two Ranitidine as well so space them out. I use a little timer to remind me when to take meds and have the vibrate setting on my fitbit set to remind me. Works for me, otherwise I forget.

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    I don't know if this will help, but last night was the first time I haven't spent all evening and night taking taking antacids. I always have milk when it starts up, but last night I had water and cream crackers with butter. it was the first night in six weeks that I haven't had to get out of bed to take some antacids. I'm going to try it again tonight and keep glasses of milk to mornings only.

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    Not sure if my entire post shows? I had said that I think it is better to take them at least two hours after my breakfast and supplements, as it gives your stomach a chance to digest the supplements before taking it. I am also going to try weaning off it after the holidays. Even 10 mg is more than I want to take. I am going to try going vegan for a while, and see how it goes.

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