Getting Off of Omeprazole: Share your success stories please.

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!

@travelgirl

Last night I was eating cherries, and I can actually feel my throat burn as they go down my throat. I also forgot to take the omprazole in the morning. Only took it at night. So I assume this maybe the cause?

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Amazing how your body reminds you when you don’t take your omeprazole as prescribed.

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@travelgirl

Last night I was eating cherries, and I can actually feel my throat burn as they go down my throat. I also forgot to take the omprazole in the morning. Only took it at night. So I assume this maybe the cause?

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Red tart cherries are more acidic than dark sweet cherries and should be avoided if you have high acidity.Everyone reacts in their own way so you have to experiment

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@nightngale1998 I was put on a PPI in 2005 after having a pancreas transplant. I don’t have GERD. I think it was to ward off any GI symptoms due to the increase in meds post transplant. Over the years I was on Prevacid, Prilosec, generic Omeprazole, Nexium, Zantac and other antacids. In 2016 I was seen at Mayo for a kidney pretransplant evaluation. I met with a pharmacist for a med review. I asked about weaning off of Omeprazole since I don’t have GERD. She gave me a weaning off schedule that gradually decreased the dose over a 2 month period. (My primary and nephrologist had said I could do this if I wanted to.) I got off the Omeprazole after a few months. Sometimes if I have spicy or fatty foods to late in the evening I’ll wake up with a tummy ache and I take OTC antacid like Tums.

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@musicflowers4u

I drink one cup of instant Kava coffee a day which is acid neutralized and buy it by the case from the company as it doesn’t get shelf space at local grocery stores here. I also drink low acid Tropicana orange juice. I avoid fried foods, spicy food, high fat food and acidic foods. Yet I still need my 40mg omeprazole each day. I have been on it over 30 years and tried substitutes without success. Before omeprazole I would vomit acid so I rely on it to prevent damage to my throat and stomach. No alcohol for me either as a generous serving of Mogan David wine a few years back set me up with a stomach ulcer which was very painful. I am 72 and as long as I stay this course my digestive health is tolerable.

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I am glad you wrote and sm happy to hear that you have been on omerpraxole for such s long time with no apparent problems. I have been on it since 2008 for ten years and was worried about the long time effects. I used to have noticeable GERD but now do not since watching my diet more carefully. I am now told to tske 40 mg twice a day (since having some changes in my esophagus) which I have done so since 2017. It has kept me from having any problems. However , since doing so well with no symptoms , I sometimes forget to tske but one pill a day. I hope that will be OK. I have an endoscopy every three months and have had four ablations to get rid of of Barrett’s Esophagus. I am waiting now to see if the Dr will cut me back to only one pilll per day. I drink one cup of regular coffee in The morning and then drink decafinated tea the rest of the day. Otherwise I eat small portions of anything I want and am doing well so far this year.

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@travelgirl

Last night I was eating cherries, and I can actually feel my throat burn as they go down my throat. I also forgot to take the omprazole in the morning. Only took it at night. So I assume this maybe the cause?

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I have never experienced a reaction to forgetting that pill. That is why I wonder if two a day is necessary.

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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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Does drinking celery juice plus Braggs ACV totally rid your stomach of acids

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@musicflowers4u

I drink one cup of instant Kava coffee a day which is acid neutralized and buy it by the case from the company as it doesn’t get shelf space at local grocery stores here. I also drink low acid Tropicana orange juice. I avoid fried foods, spicy food, high fat food and acidic foods. Yet I still need my 40mg omeprazole each day. I have been on it over 30 years and tried substitutes without success. Before omeprazole I would vomit acid so I rely on it to prevent damage to my throat and stomach. No alcohol for me either as a generous serving of Mogan David wine a few years back set me up with a stomach ulcer which was very painful. I am 72 and as long as I stay this course my digestive health is tolerable.

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Regarding coffee, it is not so much the caffeine I avoid, it’s the acid. Even regular instant has acid. I found the acid neutralized coffee by “Kava” has worked for me and it tastes so good my visitors become converts after drinking it.

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@musicflowers4u

I drink one cup of instant Kava coffee a day which is acid neutralized and buy it by the case from the company as it doesn’t get shelf space at local grocery stores here. I also drink low acid Tropicana orange juice. I avoid fried foods, spicy food, high fat food and acidic foods. Yet I still need my 40mg omeprazole each day. I have been on it over 30 years and tried substitutes without success. Before omeprazole I would vomit acid so I rely on it to prevent damage to my throat and stomach. No alcohol for me either as a generous serving of Mogan David wine a few years back set me up with a stomach ulcer which was very painful. I am 72 and as long as I stay this course my digestive health is tolerable.

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@musicflowers4u I agree with the acid versus caffeine idea. I have found that even decaf can cause symptoms. Low acid is much better.

Teresa

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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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@joan1234

From my own personal experience the apple cider makes it worse. However, each person reacts differently. I have never tried the celery juice. Anyone tried the celery juice?

Teresa

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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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I drink 16 ounces of fresh juices celery every morning. If you follow William Anthony’s protocol, aka. medical medium he suggest doing this. He has written books regarding this. Can be found on Amazon. Interesting reads.

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@musicflowers4u

I drink one cup of instant Kava coffee a day which is acid neutralized and buy it by the case from the company as it doesn’t get shelf space at local grocery stores here. I also drink low acid Tropicana orange juice. I avoid fried foods, spicy food, high fat food and acidic foods. Yet I still need my 40mg omeprazole each day. I have been on it over 30 years and tried substitutes without success. Before omeprazole I would vomit acid so I rely on it to prevent damage to my throat and stomach. No alcohol for me either as a generous serving of Mogan David wine a few years back set me up with a stomach ulcer which was very painful. I am 72 and as long as I stay this course my digestive health is tolerable.

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I have a question. Why does coffee not bother me but home made "koolaide" does? I wondered if it was because of the citric acid in the pwderdered ingredients. Or, perhaps the coffee actually does bother me, and I don't feel it until much later, after it has done its' damage. I have coffee in the morning and my asthma medicine is much reduced because of it. My doctor agrees. It concerns me a bit, because I know there can be damage to the esophagus if GERD is left untreated. Any ideas? Yours for a peaceful day, Mamacita

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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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What does your Doctor say about this protocol?

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