HELP Reflux esophagalitis ... severe!!

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I have been so sick for the last 6 months and finally in September I had an endoscopy and my doctor told me I had reflux esophagalitis... he did not really tell me what to do... the hospital gave me 40 Mg or omeprezole but it has not helped and I stopped taking it after a week because it made me very dizzy. I just started taking Zantac the other day... not helping any of my symptoms. I'm going to go see my gastro this week to talk to him. My reflux is so bad. I have acid indigestion constantly and can barely eat. When I do it I'm super nauseous and then I get the acid indigestion and am close to vomiting. I'm taking zofran from preventing me from vomiting but it's awful I feel horrible. Drinking water is hard too because it makes me feel sick and want to vomit as well. I've never been so sick in my life. Anyone have any tips ?? I know I should be eating healthy and I have been for the most part. I'm cutting eggs, apples and bread out of my diet because that is what I have been eating a lot of... I eat a lot of green veggies and some boiled chicken and wild caught fish. Not eating any fat or processed foods. This is awful. I want my life back.

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    Hi I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I was wondering if you had looked into surgery as you seem like you'd be a perfect candidate. I had the Nissen Fundoplication back in June and I'm doing well. I hope you are able to seek out a surgeon for this. I had grade D esophagitis and now he tells me I'm almost back to normal. I had an endoscopy a few weeks ago. The surgery and recovery isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Best of luck to you. Take care, Lorray

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      I would really love to try an avoid surgery if I can. I'd like to try everything under the sun before doing that! I heard that is a very scary surgery! I am glad you're doing so well! That is truely amazing! I have grade A right now. 😫

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    Hey, sounds like what I was going through, I think you should have gave the omepozol a longer chance . When I was diagnosed with a ulcer in my esophagus they put me on 40 mg of omepozol for 2 months til my symptoms got better, then they they went back down my throat to look and it had helped. They lowered it down to 20mgs and I take it daily. A year ago I was drinking excessively and started having throat issues and gastritis on top of it. I would have trouble swallowing, breathing and esophagus spasms. They put me on aniexty medicine because I felt do terrible and made me depressed as well as upping my omepozol, over 8 months I'm actually feeling normal again. Definitly go and talk to a gastrointestinal doctor. I hope things get better soon for you!!

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      Thank yousmile I was thinking I need to be patient and just stick with the omeprezole... I'll probably get back on it after seeing my doctor. I used to drink a lot and go out with friends a lot until about a year ago when I moved. I think maybe the excessive drinking, smoking cigs and all the Mexican and spicy foods did me in. (I don't smoke or drink anymore) and definitely no Mexican food now lol! I have some anxiety medicine that I was taking but can't take anymore because it interacts with zofran so I'm going to go get something else for my anxiety. I always had anxiety before but this makes it worse , I've been dealing with the depression from this as well. So glad that you got through this and I can too! Thank you !

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    Hi ppi's are not instant relief they can take 4-14 days to kick in properly why not try 20mg till you see your gp if they are making you feel sick 😷

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