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    mircat360 posted:
    After 6 days trying to go down to 20 mg, I had to get back on 40 mg of Zegerid this morning. I woke up with a pool of acid just eating away at my throat and just couldn't take it anymore. Sigh. How the hell do we get off this stuff??? If studies have proven it creates a vicious cycle (the acid backlash), isn't that illegal in some way? A drug that helps, but also CAUSES the condition? Ugh, so disgusted with the drug industry right now.
    geminiman responded:
    After many years I've found my solution.
    I take a Protonix 40mg in the morning. I also take a pepcid 20 mg 30 min before meals and 2 tablespoonsful of Gaviscon Extra Strength liquid right after meals. I avoid tomatoes, citrus fruits and avoid over-eating. I don't eat for 3 hrs before bed. I elevate my head with 2 pillows when sleeping and sleep on my left side. I do drink coffee, but I make sure to eat something first. I am able to cut back to just the Protonix when symptoms clear and an occasional Pepcid. My attacks are now very infrequent to non-existent. You have to stick with the above regimen for 2-4 weeks. Check with your doctor before starting especially if you take other medication. Hope this does for me!

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