Hi Tiger06 and Lisams,
If by any chance you are reading this, I would like to know if you completely recovered.
I am now in a similar situation.
I have taken dexilant for a month and a half for gastritis, and after I stopped I started taking DGL licorice for stomach pain and too much acid. I have been taking DGL licorice for three weeks, there was some progress at the beginning. But now I don't feel much progress anymore. As long as I am taking the licorice I don't have stomach pain (it comes back if I stop) but I still have too much acidity which is more or less constant. It is manageable during the day but unpleasant at night and I worry about
the damage to my lower esophagus (the endoscopy showed inflammation and I feel some pain every now and then there).
I forgot to mention that I am following the low acid diet, drinking evamor water and using a wedge at night.
I wonder if I am doing the right thing and I should be patient or if I should take something to reduce the acidity to help healing.
I tried prelief but it makes me constipated, my digestion stops. And I am afraid of zantac as I read that it causes rebound too when one stops, even though not as bad as PPI. Also zantac makes me feel dizzy.
I tried Tums, they give me instant relief but then 45 minutes later I have more acid. I tried heartburn relief or something like that from gaia but it did not help, also it contains peppermint and non-DGL licorice which I did not feel so good with.
If somebody has some advice on what to do to heal completely, it would be much appreciated.
Post Edited (Ines6375) : 3/24/2014 7:51:41 AM (GMT-6)