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In 2008 I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, a long section Barrett's oesophagus and severe GORD. I was put on PPIs (Proton PumpInhibitors). After nearly a year on PPIs I found that they were causing me bile reflux. The doctors brushed this aside - it seems that, as they cannot control bile, they simply ignore it. This caused me to do much research in the scientific papers to explain exactly what was happening to me and why. I found papers that show that bile reflux as a result to taking PPIs is almost universal and that it is dangerous!
After 4 years I weaned myself off proton-pump inhibitors and am now fit and healthy: the reflux hasn't gone away, but is under control and of course I still have the Barrett's oesophagus but it does not worry me. Here is my story with the results of my experiments with PPIs and the results of my researches together with the startling and worrying conclusion I came to.
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