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My attempt to get off of omeprazole failed…for the time being. I have been on it for twelve years. When I started it, I had h. Pylori and was really suffering and I think a lot of it was caused by the stress of some of our closest friends divorcing. It was a really ugly divorce.

It took two attempts to get from 40mg to 20mg but I did it, years ago. Now I am having rebound reflux when I try to go off of it – at least, that is what I feel is happening. Since I was burning up, I went back on it but I bought some empty gel caps so I can make some reduced doses to get my body tapered off instead of trying to quit cold turkey. I was told you can not just cut the tabs in half because of a time release coating, but I think you can still buy the kind with the little pellets in a capsule and split those up.

Meanwhile, I have run out of omeprazole and am only a few hours late taking it, yet I have reflux and burning in my stomach.

Unbelievable I know, my family never really used ginger for ANYTHING when I was growing up. We didn’t even eat gingersnaps. I didn’t know until a few years ago how hot it is! I have occasionally grated a bit into black tea just for the flavor and I put 1/4 tsp. into any soup or chili that is spicy. So this is my first ginger tea, sent by the amazing JacquelineM!

On top of having a bit of reflux this morning and no time to go get more meds right now, I have been feeling a little nauseated lately. I suspect that is from something I ate or from dealing with hundreds of people face to face at early voting on the days I work.

So….the tea. I would not choose this based on taste, but it is definitely drinkable if you need the benefits. It is hot and spicy in the mouth, but doesn’t make my lips burn and I do believe it may be helping my tummy. As hot as the roof of my mouth is getting, my tummy is not burning. And this time I am drinking it plain. I suspect it may be better with honey.

Thank you, Jacqueline! This may have saved me today to make it through my short work day!

JacquelineM

I hope, hope, hope it helps!

Angrboda

I can’t say I’m surprised. I’ve heard before that ginger should be good for that particular area. Perhaps you can get ginger in some sort of other dietary supplement form to help you wean yourself off the medicine?

fleurdelily

I have heard that ginger is good for motion sickness as well, but I can’t say that I’ve tried it for that. Hope you feel better soon

gmathis

…in chili! Never thought about that but it certainly makes sense.

ashmanra

I think it did help! A lot! As I said, I had been slightly nauseated for a couple of days…not sure why but I am blaming a frozen dinner I ate after work! Once I drank the tea, the tummy ache and heartburn were gone, I went to work at early voting, and picked up a pizza on the way home! Tummy still happy! Thank you, thank you, Jacqueline!

ashmanra

GMathis: According to my mother’s recipe, the ginger is in there to prevent…um….well….the fluffies is what my mother called it! LOL!

gmathis

Such elegant terminology!

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JacquelineM

I hope, hope, hope it helps!

Angrboda

I can’t say I’m surprised. I’ve heard before that ginger should be good for that particular area. Perhaps you can get ginger in some sort of other dietary supplement form to help you wean yourself off the medicine?

fleurdelily

I have heard that ginger is good for motion sickness as well, but I can’t say that I’ve tried it for that. Hope you feel better soon

gmathis

…in chili! Never thought about that but it certainly makes sense.

ashmanra

I think it did help! A lot! As I said, I had been slightly nauseated for a couple of days…not sure why but I am blaming a frozen dinner I ate after work! Once I drank the tea, the tummy ache and heartburn were gone, I went to work at early voting, and picked up a pizza on the way home! Tummy still happy! Thank you, thank you, Jacqueline!

ashmanra

GMathis: According to my mother’s recipe, the ginger is in there to prevent…um….well….the fluffies is what my mother called it! LOL!

gmathis

Such elegant terminology!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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