In addition to my crohns I have been on acid blockers since age 13. My dad has barretts esophogus and has had many ulcers. I have used prilosec until I was immune then prevacid and now nexium. Recently nothing has been working and I am now going to try protonix in the morning with zantac 150 at night. If I don't get better I am going to have an upper scope in a couple weeks. My doctor thinks that surgery may be in my future b/c I have exhausted all my options. He thinks it would be safe because I only have mild crohns and it is in the small intestine not the stomach. I am just concerned that throwing up would be near impossible after the surgery. Is that safe for someone with crohns? Would I just feel like crap and not be able to get the relief of vomitting? I thought it had been mentioned on here before that reflux surgery was not safe for crohns patients. Surgery is of course my last resort but it looks like I might be heading there soon. I will ask on the reflux board if it is usually succesful and if there are people that feel great after it. I really don't know much about the surgery.
I just find it hard to justify since I can still go about my everyday life, although with discomfort and pain. I really don't want the surgery and end up with just as much discomfort and pain albeit for other reasons. Lemme know what you think.
26 Year old married female. Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra. Good times!!!