flow is important in washing the esophagus and buffering any residual gastric
acid. Reduction of saliva contributes to GERD and laryngopharyngeal reflux in
Sjogren’s. I have had GERD for years and currently take Pantoprazole, which
doesn’t work nearly as well as the Nexium I was on, but insurance no longer
Another bit of info
is that I’ve had esophageal thrush twice and was treated with an anti-fungal
swish & swallow. Lupus is my primary and Sjogren’s secondary so I don’t
know if it makes a difference.
Also in Sjogren’s, thrush, which normally appears
white on the tongue, appears on the tongue as grooves and red patches causing a
burning sensation of the tongue. I currently have this and am taking a nystatin
swish & spit. In my opinion, it's rough when you have constant burning tongue pain, but worse in the esophagus.
All things to
consider. If you can afford The Sjogren’s Book edited by Daniel J. Wallace, MD, do yourself a nice thing
and buy it because you’ll reference it often. Love, Butterflake