GP with new dx of GERD

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CamiO
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   Posted 11/21/2011 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
New to this forum and would like to say, HI to all!  I have been on here reading all the great support and information but just today decided to sign up!  I have GP (dx 3 years ago) and just recently got dx with GERD.....I have pictures of my endoscopy and Dr. said that top and bottom of stomach are infected and mucosal lining does not look very good in these 2 areas.  Biopsy done but came back negative for anything.  Started Omeprazole but not really liking it too much, doesn't seem to help.

CamiO
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   Posted 11/21/2011 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
OOPS!  forgot to add my question!  I have read a lot about fundo surgery and was wondering when does one know when they need it done and when to ask the doctor to have it done?

lanab
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   Posted 11/21/2011 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Generic Omeprazole didn't make any impact on me, it was like same soar throat and burning gastritis, moved on to Losec, which contains the same, but have other chemicals, tried Losec for one day, it worked asap but had to stop due to neurological problems.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 11/21/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
CamiO-

Welcome to Healing Well.

Some people have to try a few different PPIs to find what works. There are quite a few that are similar, but different. It also can take a couple to a few weeks to get any relief with these meds.

As far as surgery goes, I believe it's best to exhaust other methods before going that route. Unless they do fins a serious mechanical problem causing the GERD. Like a huge hiatal hernis or LES that just won't close. Also make sure to fins a surgeon who has done tons of these with success and get the requires testing done prior to rule out any issues that would make things worse after surgery.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
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#3 on 8/24/11

CamiO
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   Posted 11/21/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Bill and Lanab for your help!  There are some things that kinda set me apart from some of the other "posters" on here.  I didn't know I had reflux as I don't feel it (no burning), however, for the record, I WAS diagnosed with GERD.  I have erosion of the bottom of the esophagus to the top stomach (??)  and the lower portion of my stomach.  I went in for bleeding (vomiting and well- the other end) and pain of RUQ.  Colonoscopy revealed nothing so went in a month later for EGD which showed the erosion.  After looking at the photos Dr. gave me I cannot believe I am not in more pain than I am.  It looks bad!  Was just wondering if the surgery would fix it so there is no more erosion.  I also have gastroparesis and LES valve does not close (NO contractions), also duodenum (bottom of the stomach) is paralized closed due to the GP.  No ulcer or hernia reported.  No HP or any other evidence of bacterial growth, though both of these areas are inflamed and show infection as well as erosion.  Just got my biopsy report back yesterday from the nurse and she didn't know where we go from here.  My PCP is out this week, so kinda wondering where we are going to go from here to get it cleared up!  Any ideas?
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