I don't know about anyone else here, but I'm sometimes uneasy with the amount of medication I'm taking. My doctors have pretty much thrown everything they can at me to try and ease my symptoms which Im grateful for, but I'm now left on, as my GI described it, 'industrial' amounts of medicine.
My daily meds are
Max ranitadine (I stopped taking it recently though, just because I felt like it was too much)
Co-codamol (pain killer when the heartburn is too much)
Does this seem a lot? I just don't like taking so much medicine, but the symptoms are still there, although nowhere near as bad as when I was on no medication!
I only recently started Carafate so hoping it will help relieve the symptoms, but not sure I noticed much difference on and off domperidone.
I would really prefer to get the fundo than take all this but because my symptoms are still here even on all this medicine the doctors said theres a chance it will make my symptoms worse!
Also my pH test came back negative, one doctor said I wasn't off PPIs long enough, another said he doesn't think it is acid reflux. I had a barium swallow and felt heartburn like symptoms during it but they said I had zero reflux! Could it be my esophagus is just inflamed so it always feels like heartburn?
I asked for another endoscopy to rule out EE, if thats negative I may ask for a bravo to get a final answer on whether I do have reflux or not, because I cant face being off PPIs again and the pH test was hell for me having a tube down my throat all day.
Thanks, sorry for the long post