I am new to this drug and I have read that it's not good to be on for a long period of time but it seems like some of you have been on it for a long time. I have enjoyed not having heart burn but it seems like I have more gas and pains with this medicine. I am currently taking the 40mg once a day and I'm trying this week to cut back to every other day. Do you guys have more gas with this medicine? I just started taking it back in October of 18.