Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:38 PM
hi kathleen,following on from my last post, yes i was getting a cold, it wasn't acid bounceback, i am now again preparing to reduce the omeprazole from 40mg to 20mg. the GP didn't want to refer me for endoscopy at this time as i don't fit the 'NICE' guidelines [i'm not quite old enough!]. he also refused me a barium xray, on the basis that these are only allowed to be ordered by a consultant. so we are none the wiser as to the cause of my severe heartburn. i will look out the DGL.i have sourced an extra large pack of tums.and a large bottle of gaviscon advance.i plan to go down to 30mg [1.5x20mg tabs] for a few days then to 20mg thereafter. as a matter of interest, is it possible to reduce or come off ppi's with the use of histamine H2-receptor antagonists [eg zantac] to prevent bounceback? or do they have a similar drawbacks?i have enrolled on a tai chi course, as the movement involved gives the body a thorough but gentle workout that can help posture and digestion.i picked up an interesting article from the newsfeed on the current state of treatment options for medicinal and surgical approaches to the management of gerd. some of the newer endoscopic treatments currently in studies, look promising for the future. there is one new form of surgery being tested that has the big benefit of being reversible. here is a link,http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/search-for-guides-reviews-and-reports/?pageaction=displayproduct&productID=756hi mark,i have been investigating quercetin, one of the ingredients of provex cv, and it looks very interesting. i am currently trying other supplements, but will add provex cv to my list of potential for the future.