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   Posted 4/30/2012 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had Gerd for few months. I am trying to wean off PPI's but its been difficult. I have been very strict with my diet, but my dentist has confirmed that I have enamel erosion. The day I skip PPI and use zantac, I have teeth pain.

Feeling depressed ! Its just been hard. Gerd has turned my life upside- down. Sometimes I feel I may never be able to eat any acidic food ever again.

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   Posted 4/30/2012 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

If your reflux is severe enough to cause dental erosion, are you not a candidate for surgery? Perhaps you need another visit with your GI cons to reconsider your options? Lots of us would like to be off medication (especially those of us who don't get invited for surgery!) but it sounds like you really struggle off meds so how about knocking on some doors and seeing what further help you can get?

New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

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   Posted 4/30/2012 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
My physician was treating my reflux. I did inform her of my enamel erosion. I do struggle with sore throat but my other symptoms dont bother me much as long as I take PPI's. My physician told me to stop taking PPI. So I was slowly trying to wean off PPI's.

My first GI appt is scheduled for next week.

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   Posted 5/4/2012 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
id consider staying on the meds. Id trade anything to go back to 2 a day ppi with results. One fundo later and horrid throat pain i too feel down. I would get some special toothpaste and take the ppis until you see gi, ask for a scope, that may allow the doc to really see things.

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   Posted 5/4/2012 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I vote with the group on this one. Stay on the meds until you have a chance to speak with a gastroenterologist. He's the expert. And besides, staying on the meds isn't a Bad Thing --- it's as if you have diabetes and were taking regular insulin.

Do what you need to do to feel good. If that's taking meds, then go for it.

Good luck with your consultation next week!

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   Posted 5/4/2012 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
@ChevyVan, @joe1617

I am staying on my meds. Teeth pain is uncomfortable. I am using prescription flouride toothpaste.

I am getting some work done on my teeth to delay tooth decay.
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