Thank you so much for giving us all a much-needed boost! Glad to hear things are improving for you, encourages us all, like mom said, we all need to hear this!! Will be week 2 of 15mg this Saturday, have been slowly working up to this dose for a bit now. Also glad to hear from you, was just wondering how you'd been, hope your tests come back ok.
Thanks everyone! Yalinda, I should get my celiac results this week (hopefully). Three weeks was the estimate I was given by my GI doctor, and 3 weeks isn't up until Monday (next Monday). I would imagine, though, that the results should reach his office sometime this week. I won't call until Monday, though. I'm actually a bit more concerned about the erosive gastritis and erosive esophagitis the GI doctor found, rather than the celiac. I've been taking a double dose PPI for years for acid reflux, and I still have the beginning stages of ulcers both in my stomach and esophagus. Does that mean the aciphex I'm taking isn't working, or acid is not causing the inflammation? GI doctor kept talking about h. pylori re-infection (I've had it before, but it was successfully eradicated), but I understand re-infection is pretty uncommon. And if I do have h. pylori again, the treatment is brutal--not quite as brutal as tb treatment, but it's an additional 10 pills a day (added to the 15 I already take). GI doctor also mentioned bile reflux, but that is usually a problem for people after gastric surgery, and especially after they've had their gall bladder removed. I've had neither. I don't know what's going on with my stomach, but I know that my mother had this problem as well. Her problems got so bad that she eventually had to sleep sitting straight up because of the dangers of aspiration pneumonia. They finally did a fundoplication on her, but not until she was in ICU for the last time. I have no idea what GI is going to do with me. At least with celiac, I can completely control that with diet alone; with this reflux issue, I can't.
but mtx is still working :)