heartburn as well?

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milan
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   Posted 10/1/2007 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
its a whlie since ive posted but...

i recently had a flare which was possibly triggered by too much acid in my stomach

ive been burping an awful lot recently and have a lot of mucous at the back of my throat (thats something i have always sufeered with though so may not be connected)

but also and this is the strangest bit for me, i have a numb sort of feeling sometimes when i brfeathe in, its like ive had a menthol sweet (you know that 'cool' feeling you get?) what does that mean?

coz im worried it means ive burnt the whatsits out of my throat and its really sore and inflamed??

i really dont want to have to go for a camera....
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Red_34
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   Posted 10/1/2007 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you have a bit of acid reflux going on. Have you tried anything over the counter such as Prilosec (Omeprazole)? If not, you might want to try it and see if it helps. It's a proton pump inhibitor - it decreases the amount of acid your stomach produces allowing your stomach/esophagus to heal. Do you take your medications with food?
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milan
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   Posted 10/1/2007 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah i take them with food.... (mostly :/)

i was prescribed omeprazole on my steroid round which ive just finished (the steroids always make my stomach burn so i get omeprazole at the same time) but this flare i had this possible heartburn at the start and it seems to have possibly come back at the end too!
diagnosed UC Oct 2003
 
current meds:
 
3000mg pentasa
100 mg azathioprine


Red_34
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   Posted 10/1/2007 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
You might have to be on the Omeprazole long term to keep the acid from coming back. I started on it too about 6 months ago and it has kept most of the burn away. I tried getting off it once and boy did that hurt! So very uncomfortable to say the least. Does it seem to help you when you're on it?
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milan
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   Posted 10/1/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
well ive only ever been on it when ive had a UC flare ive never been on it alone, never really had that muvh of a problem plus i never realised it could be acid/heartburn i thought it was just one of those quirks of UC! stupid huh!

i want to go to the docs and see if they will give me it to take on its own for a while (i.e when im not on steroids) but i really really dont want a camera and im worried they will say i need one.... in which case i know i will just have to get over it but im not sure how i will deal with it...

my husbands dad has just been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus (SP?) though so i know i should do something as long term acid left untreated can cause complications....

oh what a tangled web life can weave sometimes! LOL

(thanks for your posts)
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current meds:
 
3000mg pentasa
100 mg azathioprine


dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/1/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Usually, most docs can dx acid reflux without a scope - by listening to your symptoms. So, give'm a call and let us know what he says :)
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