I do not believe that my acid reflux is connected to me having Uc. I believe that is a separate issue. I never had stomach issues at all until this past year. I believe mine was contributed to taking my medications for many many years without food that it has finally caught up with me. I think too that I suffer from gastritis though I haven't been diagnosed with it yet - all the symptoms fit however.
I sometimes wake up with a sour taste in my mouth which I believe is my acid reflux. But my other symptoms are heartburn (this is minimal), a painful lump feeling in my chest, naseau (sp?), inability to swallow, stomach burning and sharp shooting pains. I am now on Prilosec and it has kept all those symptoms down for the most part. I think for me, the inability to swallow is the toughest!
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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