I was diagnosed with GERD, esphagitis/gastritis, in 2007 by endoscopy. My gastro also dialated my throat at the time because food was getting stuck. I have taken Prevacid (it stopped working) and now take Protonix. Now, I think the Protonix has stopped working. I have silent GERD. My major problems are sore throat, coughing and acid coming up into my mouth. My cough has gotten to the point where it is productive in the morning and occassionally during the day, lots of throat clearing too. I'm also having trouble swallowing and food getting stuck. I increased the Protonix to 40mgs twice a day and it helped a little but also made me constipated. So I'm back to just once a day and being miserable.
I guess my question is, will this go away on it's on (I'm under more than usual stress right now)? Is there anything else I can do? I could go back to my gastro but I know he will want to do another endoscopy, right?
RA 3/06, Endometriosis 5/05, PCOS 1990
Meds: Metformin 1500mg (PCOS); Loestrin BCPs (Endo); Imuran 75mgs(RA); Metanx 5mg (RA); Humira (RA); Protonix (GERD)