Stomach Problems

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I've been suffering from scidit and reflux for the last 13 years and I have been dependent on nixum. it's now chronic. I feel a lot of gastritic and indigestion. especially while sleeping it has started hurting my esophagus. please help!!!

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    Hello I have suffered from the same thing my gp sent me for chest X-ray and tummy scan all came back clear I am on meds but I am on a plain diet like rice mash potato and salad but no tomato and fish and it seems to help but I don't eat anything after 7.30 pm I also take 2 table spoons of gavason before I go to bed and that seems to help hope this helps you x
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    Hi mate, well all can advise is to make changes to your diet and you probably have. I'm not sure if it's a case of surgery if this can't be controlled by lifestyle changes and medications. I have just undergone an endoscopy because for about 6 weeks I had a lump sensation in my throat which I put down to stress originally. It turns out that I have had acid reflux for some time but with no symptoms which is really annoying as I could have done something about years ago. I now have Barrets oesophagus and I'll need surveillance I guess. I'm seeing my Dr in about 3 weeks to get the biopsy results which I hope are not precancerous. Funnily enough my neighbour has the same condition for 20 years. She said that her Dr told her that the worse thing was stress so try not to worry (advice I'm trying to give myself daily).

    good luck.

    cheers S.

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    If its that bad go see your doctor there are options but livestyle can play a very important part. There are certain foods I don't eat because I know they will seriously hurt despite  the fact I really enjoy them. Have you got your bed slightly raised? 2 bricks is all you need
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    I'm no medical professional.  But I've been dealing with a diseased gallbladder and GERd for two and a half years give or take.  I'm not sure how long a patient should take Nixium before discontinuing its use.  However, I would say that if your doctor has been prescribing a medicine that is not relieving or arresting the problem, then it's time to tell your doctor what YOU want done.  I would suggest a gastroenterologist.  This is a specialist that is familiar with digestive and stomach disorders.  Something (probably your sphincter is not closing properly) is causing your stomach acids to escape and travel back up to the esophagus.  13 years of pain is existing and you deserve to be "living life"!
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