i used to think that all PPIs were the same...and for me they pretty much were
but ive heard from so many reliable people here at healingwell that changing from one to another made a significant difference
i wouldlnt rule out that your change in medication may (might) have had something to do with the pain you are experiencing
having said that, pain, from where i think the top of my stomach lies, is a regular event for me so all i can say is im sorry for your pain and i feel it too
as for scoping...yeah im a big fan of getting scoped, as often as the gatekeepers will let us
the new drum i beating is.... flexible-trans-nasal-esophagoscapy otherwise know as TNE
ive never had it, always been scoped before the old fashioned way, but some places like mayo clinic, u of wisconsin, uc davis, and im sure many other teaching hospitals are now doing it, and many clinics and doctors offices too!
have you heard of it?
this procedure is special because you dont get general anesthesia, dont need a driver to chauffeur you in and out , and its quicker, and less expensive
the doctor goes in thru the nose with a very flexible very thin fiber optic device, lite and cam...way cool
unfortunately its not available everywhere and im going to have to travel to get it
what ever method is available to you...its good either way, so glad to hear you are going to get esophagoscopy
best of good luck to you with your procedure
Post Edited (mock turtle) : 12/9/2011 8:43:42 PM (GMT-7)