GERD, Acid Rebound, and Quitting PPI's
Hi Ted, I found your email from earthclinic.com and thought I might get a better result from emailing you directly.
I have GERD (plus a hiatal hernia) and had been taking various PPI's for a year—I just quit them a month ago after finding out how bad they are for you and that they don't solve the actual GERD problem.
I've been dealing with acid rebound ever since, which I understand is very common with people quitting PPI's cold turkey and can last 4-8 weeks. I've been on a no carb/sugar/gluten/etc + HCL, DGL and probiotics diet for 3 weeks in hopes of curing this once and for all.
A couple days ago I burped up a bunch of acid, which never happens, and my throat has been burning ever since. I'm wondering if I'm actually producing too much acid now considering I'm in the middle of acid rebound plus I'm taking 1200mg of HCL with each meal.
Have you encountered this yet? I'm really surprised that I can't find anyone else who has—considering there's so many people coming off PPI's and switching over to this type of diet. I'm wondering if I should just quit taking HCL for a while, even though they are supposed to be an essential part of healing.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thank you!