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!

Thanks for sharing your story Ken, I just had to go back on omeprazole, after a week without it i was waking up with a headache every morning, eating tums all day, dr's ar no help.

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@amandaburnett

Hi @karjack. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am so sorry your are having headaches daily! I know your pain. As you will see I moved your comment to an ongoing discussion about getting off of Omeprazole so that you could connect with others who are going through the same process.
Besides heartburn and headache, have you had any other symptoms? Have you consulted with your doctor about tapering off of this medication?

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I have talked to my GP about getting off and she said, why? if it works then take it, really, I just think if it's so hard to get off of there has to be a reason for this. After all it's been in my system for over 40 years .

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@karjack

I have talked to my GP about getting off and she said, why? if it works then take it, really, I just think if it's so hard to get off of there has to be a reason for this. After all it's been in my system for over 40 years .

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@karjack If you are adamant about getting off of a medication, I would reiterate to your GP that you no longer want to take it and would appreciate a tapering schedule so that you don't have any unwanted symptoms from withdrawal. It may be your physician, but ultimately it's your body!

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I would like to tell you to change Doctors…..but I won't. Please go on you tube and watch a brilliant video from Dr Jonathan Aviv that was life changing for me and hundreds of my friends. There are countless articles on the side effects of these meds. Small life style changes have me completely healed..unless I cheat Reflux disease is tied to the fastest growing cancer in America esophageal cancer. I might also suggest looking into a functional medicine Doctor.
PLEASE watch the video!!

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@lpolaka

I would like to tell you to change Doctors…..but I won't. Please go on you tube and watch a brilliant video from Dr Jonathan Aviv that was life changing for me and hundreds of my friends. There are countless articles on the side effects of these meds. Small life style changes have me completely healed..unless I cheat Reflux disease is tied to the fastest growing cancer in America esophageal cancer. I might also suggest looking into a functional medicine Doctor.
PLEASE watch the video!!

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I bought his book ( The acid watcher diet) great info no one would ever tell you.

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@riflemanz64

I bought his book ( The acid watcher diet) great info no one would ever tell you.

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I read it as well
In my opinion this is a disease that is not understood by most physicians the GI doc might get the esophagus, the ent might understand acid effects on the upper airway and most pulmonary docs are shocked to learn much of asthma is related to reflux!
Truth be told it is much easier to give them a pill
Another thought leader is Dr Jamie Kaufman who wrote "Dropping Acid"(love the title)
Best of luck

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