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Hi all. My name is Curtis. Im 42 and I live in the U.S.,South Carolina. My first post so wanted to say hello before I bring up my issues and questions.
I have had reflux probably about 18 years. First signs of it were lpr symptoms pretty much outside a stomach burn when I was first put on gerds meds back then. Was put on protonix 20 mg and worked like a charm. Probably took it about a year and for the longest time didnt need it and was symptom free for years outside occasional regurgitation or very mild heartburn which an over the counter antacid took care of. My issues however started to get chronic after needing to take nsaids for degenerative cervical disk pain. My gerds got bad while taking them to the point I switched to tylenol instead. But by that time the gerds was here to stay. Was put back on ppi which has been changed up several times the last two years because they help for a while but then stop. Well in the last month I developed the classic lpr symptoms again along with what has now become daily heartburn. Actually it seems to alternate. Some days its the lpr and some its the chest pain of heartburn. Never had a scope for gerds. But have been set up appointment with GI doc to discuss if one is needed. Emergency told me I had esophagitis. My doc now has me taking 40 mg protinix and 150 mg ranitadine at night before bed. Just started that last week. Stopped coffee,cut way back on colas until I can boot them also. Scared of scope findings. Not really the scoping it self. My question is this. What has been studied to determine length of time from gerds to cancer in the general population? Im seeing many people who have had gerds for 30 plus years and no cancer even though they may have esophagus issues. Hoping I fall in to that catergory of people.
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