Here's a little info:
26 years old
had heartburn since 2008
took prevacid, worked wonders, stopped taking it due to laziness
started taking pepcid AC, not knowing it was different than prevacid. did NOTHING to help.
Went to my doctor and told him heartburn medicine isn't working any more. I got scoped and the GI doctor found a small hiatal hernia with a gaping LES. And moderate esophagitis. No Barrets or Dysplasia.
My GI doctor put me on Dexilant 60mg two months ago. I no longer feel an inferno in my esophagus. However, I feel discomfort.
Two months later, I STILL have a sore esophagus. I avoid food because it irritates my esophagus. Even water is irritating! I ate pizza last thursday and I woke up with a MAJOR sore throat. Also, it was difficult to swallow. The weird thing is: I didn't really feel heartburn. I just felt irritation. How did I get a swollen esophagus and an irritated throat even though I don't think I felt any heartburn?
I'm very worried that acid is cooking away at my esophagus, even though I no longer feel "heartburn."
How long will this irritation take to go away? The discomfort in my esophagus should have been gone by now, right? I have been taking a high dose of the strongest PPI on the market for TWO MONTHS.
"EDIT: I have a super clean diet. Small meals only. I elevate my head at night (even though I never really had acid reflux up into my mouth or anything)."
Post Edited (pharcyder) : 5/29/2012 8:07:27 PM (GMT-6)