Questions, ppi - rebound - did they work at all?

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My doctor wants me to go on ppi for 4 - 8 weeks. Nothing else seems to be working, lifestyle changes and otc pills etc. etc. Of course I don't want to touch ppi - I understand that I need to go off slowly, but what I don't understand is how do you distinquish between if the pills worked or if the pain/heartburn will be from the rebound?

The other thing is, if it turns out to be from hiatal hernia, then it's either staying on ppi forever, or having surgery? It seems that there are no alternatives?

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    hi gilda

    ​i was taken off ppi after 5 months after i had my follow up endoscopy coz the gastroenterlogist said my Barrets was negligible by then....that was 18 months ago...(my symptons are slowly returning (though not as bad before and i know how to control them ) but i was not weaned off them and i had no side effects ...but then again i never had heartburn nor get it symptons are severe chest pains which go between my shoulder blades.

    I was told no hernia

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      How r are controlling them?

      I had shoulder pain to but if I try to massage it - it feels more like muscle pain - but I have bad heartburn - I can't believe 6 weeks ago I was drinking coffee - eating everything- was under enormous stress but can't believe this caused this unrelenting heartburn

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      when the chest starts getting tight i take eno's fruitsalts.....a heaped teaspoon in not a lot of water...i drink it while it is still efferevescing...that makes me burp and i will repeat 20 mins later if i have to bedtime i take Gaviscon Advance ... sometimes i take a couple of panadols as well....

      ?have you been to a gastroenterlogist?

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