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So I recently read that ppi's can cause esop cancer (and also saw that on dr oz  -I thought they were suppossed to help block the acid that would cause cancer - so confused  - can someone please explain what they are talking about -I am getting seriously depressed!! The meds are working for me but i keep hearing so much negative stuff

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    I don't know about cancer. But I know PPI are not supposed to be taken for a long time, recommended period is 6 weeks. They are not a 'cure', they're meant to allow your esophagus to heal. Many people take PPI for years over end out of ignorance.
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      PPI's can mask cancer symptoms. That is why they should be stopped a few weeks before an endoscopy. 

      A doctor I know has been taking Nexium since it first came on the market and I've been taking it nearly as long.

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      Thanks derek - your replies always make me feel better...for now, the meds have stopped my painful episodes at night that could last for hrs...and that I am thankful...I am not goggleing any more!
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      Doctors Google our symptoms and look up Wikipedia as well. 

      Article about it in todays Daily Mail. 

      My GP often explains things to paitents by going to a Wiki page.

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