Need to quit PPI's ASAP,...are there risks quitting cold turkey?
I have come to the conclusion Nexium can only be hurting my condition and not helping.
What are the risks quitting cold turkey or should I reduce my dosage for a certain period? If so, for how long?
The only risks of quitting a PPI cold turkey is a possible rebound effect of stomach acid....but it's not a sure thing. Doctor's have patient's stop PPIs cold turkey all the time for PH tests.
i'm sure my case if not the same as yours..but i got off 2 nexium i day fairly quickly, cuz i figured the same thing as you, and i was right, more damage and good (by far!). went down to 2 one day, 1 the next, repeat for a wk. then one a day for a few days, then done..only effects was that i had a little nausea for a wk or 2 after totally stopping. nothing that bad, just a very very little nausea. i just looked at it as a sign that something was working and trying to get back to normal.
I am going to start the experiment with the probiotics that you did. Although you mentioned you were on antibiotics which probably killed the good bacteria, which the probiotics replaced. I am not sure my case is the same as yours, but I am going to give it a try.
But I believe I have bile reflux and not acid reflux. That is why the PPI's never worked for me.