After coco's helpful post yesterday, I did some more research on PPIs. One issue sprung out for me - the (rare) side effect of magnesium deficiency after longer term use.
To cut a long story short, this morning I asked my GP to switch me to ranitidine - just in case my current symptoms were caused, or exacerbated, by my long term use of lansoprazole.
I am likely to get some rebound acid stomach etc, which I am dreading, so here is my question:
Are there any ways of making the transition as smooth as possible?
All thoughts and suggestions welcome
UPDATE: After 10 days, the ranitidine was OK, but I definitely got more acid stomach, especially on waking and at the end of the day. And I didn't seem to have any change in my other symptoms. So I'm back on lansoprazole, and my stomach is good.
Thanks for all your helpful comments and suggestions