Can't digest food w/o taking Gaviscon - Is this normal?

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   Posted 7/21/2013 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been suffering from GERD for 15 years now. I'm a Crohnie and I developed gastritis, duodenitis and finally gastrodudenitis. I'm on a lot of Crohn's meds. Lately, 2 weeks ago, I reached a stage where I can't digest food w/o taking Gaviscon. I try to avoid food so that it doesn't hurt my stomach. I feel that food stays more in my stomach and I have a loss of appetite. It's not a burning sensation; it's simply pain. Also, it is not that gastritis dull pain I know. I have also been on Nexium 40 mg double dose for more than 6 years. Zantac is not doing me any good any more.
Any replies are highly appreciated.
GERD, gastroduodenitis, ileocolitis, chronic proctitis and persistent mouth ulcers and fissures.
Current meds: Pentasa sachets 4g, Entocort 9mg, Nexium 40 x2, Pentasa, Ensure, Calcium and magnesium supplements, Imuran 150mg, pentasa enema, colifoam, budesonide enema, Zantac 600mg, Gaviscon 1x4
Pred 40 mg from Oct. 2010 till Jan.2012
Failed:Azathioprine, Methotrexate

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Date Joined Jul 2013
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   Posted 7/21/2013 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever tried cultured vegetables?? They help with digestion. and
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