Posted , 4 users are following.
So I've been suffering from reflux for about a year now. Ive it it for brief periods in my 20s but it always went away after a few weeks without treatment.
This time around (last year) I ended up in Nexium because my doc suspected I might have an ulcer (gnawing hunger, stomach pains) but I had no reflux at the time. After months on Nexium I tried to get off and failed due to bad acid rebound. The past year has been a nightmare of anxiety about my health and other things, and the reflux has been persistant through it all. I've been on double dose of various PPIs, currently lansanprazole, and it was working to manage the symptoms up until a few weeks ago, where I started getting symptoms despite the PPI.
One thing I've noticed over the past year is, when I try to control the symptoms, give up alcohol, quit coffee, only eat plain foods, no fat, drink green tea, eat DGL and probiotics, it gets WORSE. In fact the times it was at its best were the times I was eating whatever, drinking some beer every night and black coffee every morning. I don't get it. Anyone have a similar experience?
I have a scope scheduled later this month and I'm terrified they will find something awful like throat cancer since my PPIs don't seem to be working as well now.
1 like, 4 replies