Getting Off of Omeprazole

Posted by Bonnie @nightngale1998, Jun 26, 2018

Hi there: Has anyone had success in weaning off of Omeprazole? I take it for GERD. Thank you in advance!

@hopeful33250

Just wondering, @iksuffolk, if you are wanting to go off of omeprazole because of bone loss? There are other OTC products that help such as Pepcid and it is not a PPI as is omeprazole.

You do not mention your age and if you are post-menopausal but all of those are important factors.

Have you had a check of your parathyroid hormones? The parathyroid is different that the thyroid although it is located near the thyroid. Hypoparathyroidism can cause bone loss as well. If that has not been checked (by a simple blood test) you might consider requesting that when you talk with your doctor next time. Here is some information on hypoparathyroidism from Mayo Clinic's website. It discusses how hypoparathyroidism can affect the bones as well as other parts of the body.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypoparathyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20355375
Will you post again the let me know how you are doing?

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Yes, 1st appointment this wk w/endocrinologist. Thanks heads up

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@destinnana

We weaned off our acid reflux meds very slowly. The possible long term side effect of taking acid reflux meds concerned us. I brought empty capsules and made our own capsules as we slowly weaned off. Now, i juice 16 ounces of celery every morning for myself and husband. . We drink it before our coffee and wait about 30 minutes. And, we drink a teaspoon of Braggs apple cider vinegar (the mother) each morning before breakfast. I hope this is helpful.

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Y celery juice???

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@iksuffolk

Y celery juice???

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I was using over year Braggs Apple vinegar+fresh lemon, tumeric powder. Develop severe gastroenteritis. – not aware had this til had severe acid reflux. K so WHATS W/Celery juice?..

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I stopped taking Omneprazole 4 months ago, due to possible pancreatitis. Doc put me on Zantac. That was pulled off the shelves due to cancer causing agents. Doc put me on Pepcid. I decided to talk with him and wanted to stop all the acid reflux drugs. Husband elevated head of bed on 3 inch blocks, cut down on some acidic foods, and cut down on alcohol. He agreed, and wants to do an endo in a year to see if there is any damage. Louise

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Tried getting off omeprazole a couple times. End up back on it. Nothing else works for me long term. Alternative is barfing up acid. Concern over esophageal cancer outweighs other concerns.

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@musicflowers4u

Tried getting off omeprazole a couple times. End up back on it. Nothing else works for me long term. Alternative is barfing up acid. Concern over esophageal cancer outweighs other concerns.

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Hello @musicflowers4u,

It sounds as if you have a tough time with reflux. I'm sorry to hear that.

Have you tried elevating the head of your bed? That can help but it is not a cure-all. Keeping your diet free from acidic foods, caffeine, and alcohol are also helpful Weight can also be a factor.

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@hopeful33250

Hello @musicflowers4u,

It sounds as if you have a tough time with reflux. I'm sorry to hear that.

Have you tried elevating the head of your bed? That can help but it is not a cure-all. Keeping your diet free from acidic foods, caffeine, and alcohol are also helpful Weight can also be a factor.

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Yes, I elevate my head at night, drink only one cup of Acid Neutralized KAVA instant coffee, low acid Tropicana OJ and do not drink alcohol at all. I use mostly olive oil for salads and cooking and avoid fried food and acid food, and I do not smoke. My Vice is sweets which I am cutting down. If I somehow skip my omeprazole my system let’s me know, with acid reflux and indigestion. Thanks for caring enough to make suggestions.

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@musicflowers4u

Yes, I elevate my head at night, drink only one cup of Acid Neutralized KAVA instant coffee, low acid Tropicana OJ and do not drink alcohol at all. I use mostly olive oil for salads and cooking and avoid fried food and acid food, and I do not smoke. My Vice is sweets which I am cutting down. If I somehow skip my omeprazole my system let’s me know, with acid reflux and indigestion. Thanks for caring enough to make suggestions.

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It sounds as if you are doing all of the right things, @musicflowers4u. Acid reflux is terrible. I hope that you find some help soon.

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@hopeful33250

It sounds as if you are doing all of the right things, @musicflowers4u. Acid reflux is terrible. I hope that you find some help soon.

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Thanks

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