Struggling with reflux

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I have a weak les muscle and therefore regularly suffer reflux. Over past few months I've had to take 2 x 30mg lansoprazole every day and still getting symptoms. My doctor does not like giving out a high dosage and says if i cant cut down to one then ill be sent to specialist to talk about having an operation. Now I'm nervous! Help, how do I cut down to 1

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    btw I've been on ppi for probably about 6 or 7 years.

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    you could try taking a zanta instead if one of your PPI meds and take Gaviscon before bed time

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    how do you know you have a weak LES? have you tried changing your diet or healing your gut in any way?

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    i have had an endoscopy about 6 months ago. i suffer badly with stress and anxiety which i believe has caused this current flare up.

    i dont drink alcohol, smoke and only have 1 coffee a day. i have crackers with peanut butter for lunch everyday and have meals such as pasta pesto and McCartney sausage for tea. i eat this at 5 o clock.

    i am a 5ft ll male and weight 12.5 stone. i am also vegetarian.

    If anybody has meal plans i can follow, i will follow them.

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    Does everybody else find that stress/anger make the symptoms worse and it takes weeks to get rid of them?

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