I am presently taking omeprazole to heal esophageal erosions that I suffered when I took myself off of it for a year and a half.  My decision to do that was because my osteoporosis problem had not gotten worse after that time period, and omeprazole is bad for the bones.  Though I haven't had a follow up endoscopy yet, I will switch to ranitidine/omeprezole, mainly because 20mg of omeprazole twice a day is way too much.  This week I will be consulting w/a surgeon regarding hiatal hernia surgery--get rid of the problem (I hope) once and for all.  Has anyone had this surgery?