Hello aubie! Welcome to healingwell. I am glad you found us, as this is a great place for information and support!
First let me say, I am sorry to hear about
your husbands cancer diagnosis. I wish you and him all the best, and if you ever need to talk, or vent, you can come here, or even email me directly!
You said you are interested in helping your Esophagitis in ways other than medications. I have some suggestions for you.
Avoid spicy foods such as those with pepper, chili powder, curry and nutmeg.
Avoid hard foods such as nuts, crackers and raw vegetables.
Avoid acidic foods and beverages such as tomatoes, oranges, grapefruits and their juices.
Instead, try imitation fruit drinks with vitamin C.
Add more soft foods such as applesauce, cooked cereals, mashed potatoes, custards, puddings and high protein shakes to your diet.
Take small bites and chew food thoroughly.
If swallowing becomes increasingly difficult, try tilting your head upward so the food flows to the back of the throat before swallowing.
Drink liquids through a straw to make swallowing easier.
Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
Hope this helps you...
As for rebound affects after one month of Nexium, that is not likely. I know you have only been on the Nexium for 5 days, but how are you feeling?
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you!!!
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