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Getting off PPI, need moral support!
mircat360 posted:
I just started weaning off the PPI Zegerid. If anyone wants to start a support group and try getting off their PPI at the same time, lmk. I'm on Day 5 of 20mg/day (after being on 80, and then 40), and the acid backlash has been FIERCE, but I'm powering through. I've just been advised to take additional OTC acid meds to help the weaning process, which I will try. Also just had a very hopeful session with a homeopathic nutritionist/chef who gave me a tutorial on how to reduce acid naturally. Some highlights include the following emergency fixes for the current acid backlash: B-9/folic acid--can be taken together as a chewable B complex, lemon juice & water, 40 mg of astaxanthin, baking soda (1/2 tsp in water, but should not be used ongoing). Some other highlights: no corn/wheat/sugar/soy/caffeine. What you SHOULD eat: TONS of veggies, Himalayan salt, papaya, tumeric, pineapple, bone broth, bitters, yogurt w/active cultures, fermented veggies, miso, MCT oil, George's aloe vera juice, grass-fed butter, fennel, cucumber water, slippery elm, and kambucha or Kevida. Also she said beef is ok if it's grass fed--it's just corn fed that causes acid. I plan to follow her advice over the next few weeks... Sending good wishes to anyone suffering through the same thing...please write if you want to share tips and moral support!

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