After 10 years of taking ppi's I'm off them. It wasn't easy, as the rebound effect is a fucking bitch! Along with diet I'm still taking the odd ranitidine and gaviscon. I knew ppi's were poison, but I had zero motivation to stop them. They allowed me to drink wine, eat shit, and not have to pay consequences. When I was doing P I really just couldn't have cared less about the long-term affects of these drugs. And, here's an interesting thing: since stopping the ppi's I can now taste my food more. Food is more tactile, sensuous even. I used to just scarf it down and never really paid much attention to the taste. Food was good or bad, and that was it. I'm so thrilled that another area of my life has gotten better. I didn't need discipline to stop. I just made a plan and followed through. I've been sick with a bad cold and laryngitis , which makes the wife happy, because I'm not talking. Well, once I'm well I'll make up for lost time. heh heh The wife got sick first so we haven't had sex in two weeks. I'm hoping we can have a shag today, being that we're both off work. She said she feels gross, but I wrote her a note "hey, babe, let me stick you...I need it!" I found it hilarious. She frowned and made a motion like it's not going to happen. Well, we'll see.