does endoscopy show stomach acid?

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   Posted Today 5:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone
Normally I just post on the Lyme forum, but today I really wanted to know if an endoscopy shows stomach acid issues?
I have had chronic bloating, gas and migraine/eczema ever since I came off a detox last year that went chronically wrong. I never had these skin issues before I came off it.
Unfortunately now everyone is in disagreement as to whether I have high or low stomach acid....and I had an endoscopy that was completely normal with no h.pylori. A stool test showed had low short chain fatty acids and butyrate levels.
One doctor things I should have sulcrafate and omaprozole, the other thinks I should take betaine hcl!
All I know is that everytime I take a medication I get a facial rash and eczema and redness in my chest. ANY MEDICATION!
Also just started on low dose hydrocortisone and I have a sketchy Lyme diagnosis so notsure if that affects my gut this way?
?an anyone help?
Doc says that if I have too much stomach acid it would show up on the endoscopy..
Is that right?
Thank you xx

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   Posted Today 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Ps I also drool a lot at night....!

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   Posted Today 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

The endoscopy certainly won't show low stomach acid. It can show signs of irritation or inflammation which may be consistent with excess acid. It can show evidence of acid leaking (reflux). However, it doesn't measure stomach acid precisely - that's done with the pH manometry.

I have eczema which is triggered by food allergy and intolerance. Have you tried, given that you also have migraine, a low allergen diet? A detox can often cause aggravations - foods are eliminated which can actual heighten the allergic reaction when they are (unknowingly) reintroduced. Can you find anyone to help you do a proper elimination and challenge diet?

I have experimented with many many natural remedies for my stomach, largely to no avail. However, when I took a teaspoon of olive oil daily, hey presto, no eczema! It cleared up in about 5 days - so that's a cheap experiment that might be worth a go!

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