Author: Lorna Collier

When Rocky Angelucci first went on Prilosec for his acid reflux, he considered it “a miracle drug,” wiping out his sore throat and other symptoms. But over the next decade, whenever he tried to go off the drug, he’d feel even worse than before he started taking it. “I felt horrible burning, choking reflux,” says Angelucci, 53, a technical writer and author in Texas. “It felt like I had swallowed a potato and it was stuck halfway down, along with burning acidity.” Angelucci finally was able to quit Prilosec (omeprazole) — one of the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for…

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