I have recently been diagnosed with Barrett's Oesphagus and hiatus hernia. I was told I have to have a two yearly endoscopy and just told to take PPI's. After trying different ones I am taking Lanzaprazole 30 mg which gives me a very upset stomach but works. I have to stay on them for life but have now been reading that you should not stay on them long term and if you do they can cause kidney problems, osteoporosis, dementia, etc etc. I have to take them but so worried and would appreciate some reassurance please!