I have acid reflux and have been on Omeprazole for about 2 years (started off on 20mg then moved down to 10mg a day after about 6 weeks). Recently I've been getting awful wind and lower stomach pains after taking Omeprazole so have been trying to wean myself off it but the second I stop it for more that a day I get acid burning my throat and I feel sick again. I've tried taking Ranitadine instead but even though they are supposed to last about 12 hours I'm lucky if I get 3 hours of no acid. I've also tried apple cider vinegar after reading it was a miracle cure for some people but it doesn't help me at all.I'm just scared of taking Omeprazole long term as reports say taken for more than a few months at a time can cause stomach cancer due to bacteria being allowed to multiply because of continuous supressing of stomach acids. This has scared me reading this but I can't do without antacids because the second I do I feel sick and my throat is burning all the time. I've tried eating healthy which doesn't work, I've lost some weight (I'm only a size 12) and that hasn't helped. Just not sure what to do.I'm thinking of asking my Dr if I can be tested for H Pylori as I know that can cause a lot of stomach problems and that is a simple blood test. Not seeing my Dr till first week of January though.Anyone ever found a natural remedy for acid reflux that works?