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Hi, I'm interested to hear other peoples experiences of PPIs. I'm booked in for an endoscope on the 20th March which can not come soon enough. The Drs were not concerned about about sending me for one but I kicked up so much fuss that I'm getting it. All other tests - liver, kidneys, blood count, heart, lungs, bone health, thyroid, no H Pylori, BP, temp - all fine. Feel anxious but I'm getting better at coping with it.
When I went to the Dr on the 14th February I only had 2 symptoms, slight discomfort in oesophagus when swallowing and pain between shoulder blades when eating. The Dr diagnosed silent reflux, ulcer or hiatus hernia or all 3. Now that I am on PPIs I can not come off them. During the day I am reasonably fine, appetite reduced but managing to eat but during the night I can not sleep. I will sleep for 2 or 3 hours then I'm awake either just wide awake or feeling sick. By 6am I am desperate to take lanzoprazole. I pop a pill, have some weetabix and in about an hour I feel fine. The thing I don't understand is my symptoms only got worse when I started the drugs? I barely had indigestion when I went to the Dr on the 14th February, I was eating and sleeping fine, exercising, going to work etc. Now that I'm on the PPIs I'm off sick from work, and feel debilitated by it. The problem is I can't come off them because I get acid rebound. What the hell has happened to me? I think if I could just get 6 hours of sleep in one night at least I could cope with this. Sorry for the long post. Laura
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