Hello I am a 42 year old male recently diagnosed with Hiatal Hernia, GERD and erosive esophagitis. I went to see a GI in April and was prescribed to take Zegerid to treat the acid refluxes and Carafate to treat the ulcers in the esophagus. I found out that Carafate has a dry mouth side effect which I was suffering badly. I stopped taking that medication 4 days ago after two and half weeks of taking it and still trying to gain saliva back but was told it would take about
a week for the drug to be flushed from my body for dryness to go away. I found out that Zegerid does not cause dry mouth but I am wondering if it does to me. I am in a dilemma.
Please help me! I don't want to go through long term of side effects of medications I am taking.