I like you suffer from GERD and IBS. I have been on Prevacid for the past few months, prior to that I was on Nexium. I switched because I couldn't handle the side effects with the Nexium. I think I have heard of Zoton before, is that a PPI also? I still have the throat pain and believe that it probably won't heal completely. With all the damage done by the reflux, I don't think that it will ever go back to the way it was. I'm just happy that there is no new damage.
I think that the risks of the disease far outweigh the risk of the meds. With medication, you always have long term risks however if you live with GERD untreated you are putting your body at risk for esophagal cancer anyway and I think that the risk is much higher untreated.
I'm not sure if I ever heard of a wonder cure. Is this only available in the UK (I'm in the US)? Do you know what the name of it is?
IBS, Diverticulosis, GERD, Cervical Disc Degeneration
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