Esophagitis, gastritis and duodenitis - Help!

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minnietoty
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   Posted 2/10/2012 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had GERD for 13 years now but I'm also a Crohn's patient. Last Tuesday, I underwent both an upper and a lower endoscopies. The results of the upper endoscopy were as follows: esophagus- erythema of distal 6cm with linear mucosal breaks, stomach - gastritis and duodenum - duodenitis and a duodunal diverticulum was noted in the second part. Multiple biopsies were taken and results will be out next Tuesday.
Now, my problem is swallowing is very painful. A month ago I had a similar flare up and was put on nexium, Zofran, Zantac and Alizapride all iv in addition to iv fluids every 12 hrs. This flare up lasted for 12 days till I could resume normal eating.
I have already been on Nexium 80 for 5 years now but it seems it lost its effect as my GERD has always been non-erosive and last year's scope showed no inflammation.
My doc hasn't prescribed any med yet but I took Sucralfate 4 times along with Nexium. Also, I try not to eat and ony take banana juice or very soft rice with few drops of skimmed milk like pudding but feel I'm out of energy. I even couldn't swallow mashed potato. It's very painful. Ensure too hurts.
Are there any suggestions for diet and meds until biopsy results are out?
Your replies are highly appreciated

opnwhl4
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   Posted 2/10/2012 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
The carafate is probably the best thing right now. Do you have the suspension or the pills? If it's the pills, you can mix with a bit of water to make a slurry and drink it down. Please remember to wait at least 30 minutes if I remember correctly before you eat or drink after taking it.


Take care,
Bill
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minnietoty
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   Posted 2/11/2012 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much, Bill. Well, it seems that I have no other resort except Sucralfate. I called my GI and he insisted that I should take Ensure to give me energy.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/11/2012 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Your Dr. is a wise person !  My husband has Crohn's and has had 4 major surgeries.  He now has short bowel syndrome so nutrition is a huge factor for him.  He uses Ensure High Protein. It costs a bit more then the regular but is worth the extra expense and has more calories per bottle as well. JMHO this morning :)
 
My thoughts are with you!


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minnietoty
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   Posted 2/11/2012 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt, thank you very much. I have no other option except taking Ensure. Hope your husband feels better soon:)

stkitt
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   Posted 2/11/2012 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Thanks for you wishes. My husband has been living with Crohn's for 35 years and he really does quite well and has rolled with the punches along the way.  He also had Prostate Cancer and beat that completely. He is a good guy.
 
I find it ironic that I am the one with GERD - but I guess he has way more then his fair share of health problems. 
 
My wish for you is that life is all you hope for.
 
Gentle Hugs,
Kitt

~~Kitt~~
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minnietoty
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   Posted 2/11/2012 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt, really appreciate your wishes. Knowing that there are people down there who have been through this and more and could live it and coexist with it gives one hope that there will be light at the end of the tunnel and it isn't all dark.
{{{Hugs}}}
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