I recently had some bad symptoms with difficulty swallowing so I had a Upper Endoscopy.
My Dr discovered a hiatal hernia (stomach pushed through into esophagus) and very red/inflamed stomach. He told me to take 2 Prilosec oTC a day and referred me to a surgeon and I have to get an Upper GI xray.
I am not familiar with the surgery but am worried about recovery time and if it is worth all the recovery. I am overweight and could try to lose some but my Dr said it still may be there and surgery may be a good option.
I am on immune suppressing medication for my Crohn's so will it take longer to heal?
I asked this on the Gerd board but no one responded.
any suggestions would be appreciated.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
Post Edited (karendee) : 4/21/2008 3:17:00 PM (GMT-6)