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Hi, I've been taking omeprazole for over 8 weeks and now I am weanjng off. I was taking (40mg)20mg in the am & 20mg in the pm. One week ago started weaning by reducing to only my evening dose to 10mg making that 30mg a day. Now that a week has passed I am only taking 10mg in the morning. Hopefully this goes well and I can get off this for good. Last night I just wasn't feeling that good and thought of taking that pill made me sick so I skipped last nights dose and I really think it helped me sleep. I still woke up but when I did my body was stiff from deep sleep (it was a good feeling). I'm hoping tonight will be better.
I have a suspicion that the omeprazole is doing more harm than good. I have been having a difficult time sleeping through the night. I wake up wide awake Every night between 1am and 4am. I've never had problems sleeping and I haven't drank a cup of coffee or soda in 3 months since being diagnosed with Gastritis. Furthermore I was originally only prescribed omeprazole and after two weeks I didn't really see a difference so I quit. I saw another doctor a couple weeks later who prescribed omeprazole and sucralfate. Within 3 days I felt much better. So I attribute much of my progress to the sucralfate anyways. Bottom line I just don't like I how I've felt while taking omeprazole.
I would like to hear from anybody who has weaned themselves off of PPIs successfully. Any tips or suggestions would be great.
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