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Hi I came off omeprazole gradually after being on it for7/8 weeks as it upset my IBS and caused constipation. I was also worried about the effects of the is drug as I already on other medication. My stomach seemed much better after stopping the omeprazole for about a week. Then what I believe are rebound symptoms started. They are bloated stomach burning sensation belching and general feeling of indigestion. I am not suffering from heartburn and never did before taking the omeprazole. My main symptoms were the indigestion ones mentioned plus throat symptoms of hoarseness and throat mucus leading me to think I might have LPR. I had been drinking alkaline water and a better diet. The throat mucus is much better but still have some hoarseness and throat clearing. My bowels seem to be fine now. I cancelled a barium swallow due to anxiety. You may say that was silly but I just could not face it as I was worried about the after effects.
I don't suppose my gp will be very happy but realise I will at some point have to go back and have maybe an endoscopy or throat scope. My question today is do you think my present symptoms are rebound ones or the same undiagnosed problem from before. Also what symptoms did you get when you came off PPi's and how long did they last. My gp knew I was intending to wean myself off and gave some gaviscon advance tablets which I have been taking intermittently. I have some ranitidine from earlier this year but don't really want to start them again. Any suggestions. Thanks
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