I've been taking PPIs (Aciphex) for 10 years and the GERD has been in check. about a month ago I had some bad episodes and it caused heart palpitations so bad I went to the ER. Upon follow up with my gastro he did an Upper GI scope and found mild, distal, esophageal erythema consistent with reflux, hiatus hernia, polyps, slight bile stained gastric juice and normal duodenum. The biopsy of polyps showed hyperplastic consistent with long-term use of PPIs.
The surprise was that the biopsy also showed H.pylori. From what I've researched and his confirmation, the symptoms of H.pylori and GERD are different. I may have had the H.pylori for years. Anyway, I'm allergic to many of the antibiotics used in the treatment and I want to work on my GERD before attempting anything involving huge doses of antibiotics.
I have two questions:
1. Has anyone had success with DGL. I took it years ago before I went on a PPI but can't remember how I did with it.
2. Does anyone have both GERD and H.Pylori? How are you treating it?
I already purchased "Dropping Acid" and am on induction. Still taking 20mg aciphex and about 12 Gaviscon tablets each day. I have a heart arrhythmia, fibromyalgia and Meniere's disease so I have to be very careful of what I eat, when I eat and new meds.
Thanks for any help you can be.