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Jun 26, 2019 · Getting Off of Omeprazole in Digestive Health

This thread has been very helpful. I was put on omeprazole 40mg daily by my doctor to deal with reflux and mild oesophagitis. Prior to going on the drug I had very little issue with my stomach, just a persistent heartburn feeling in my upper left chest. After I had been on omeprazole for thirty days my symptoms resolved but when I tried to come off the medication I experienced terrible acid rebound. I was advised by the doctor to go back on omeprazole and take it for life. The acid rebound never completely went away at that dosage and I experienced a number of unpleasant side effects. I have now been on omeprazole for 12 weeks and am trying to taper off it on to ranitidine. I halved my dose, then took it on alternate days, and have now been omeprazole-free for one week. The first five days were manageable but during the last two the acid rebound has become fairly unbearable. For anyone who has successfully weaned off the drug, how long did it take for the acid rebound to stop? Did you find that the rebound effect lessened over time? Any information you can share would be very helpful…