So, I have been reading this board since December of last year. Everything started after one big dose of ibuprofen before sleep. I had all the tests, blood work, ct scans, ultrasound, barium test (negative for reflux), endoscopy showed only gastritis and mild esophagitis. I got some side effects from the ppis and I stopped them for a while and I was ok just with carafate. Then I tried all the natural remedies that I was reading online which only made it worse. The HCL and enzymes wore the worst, everything is unmanageable after those. I took them for two months, thinking that the mild burning that I would get after them was a good thing, since I never got the intense burning that everybody was talking about, until one day when I woke up on fire and now I can not get my stomach and esophagus to stop burning, since I stopped them in February. Now I can not take any supplement or vitamin, everything burns very bad.
I can not believe how much damage they did and that I can not recover after so many months on double dose of PPIs, carafate and zantac. Nothing works now.