I have been having acid issues for around 4 months or so. Doc gave me nexium..no results. Then, went to gastro doctor, gave me protonix. After 3 weeks or so, started to feel better, then, ate some trigger food, felt like I went back to the beginning. I was also having sinus drainage, therefore, thought I had a sinus infection that may be making my throat hurt and burn. Went to ENT who prescribed some nasal spray, which I will start to take soon.
Right now, feel like I have a small fever due to a cold. So, my throat is now scratchy due to cold and acid. I am going to try the protonix again. But, I am wondering if I have hiatal hernia OR could I perhaps have an ulcer? My throat AND chest are now not feeling well. The last endoscopy I had was in 2011. Basically, I feel lousy everyday. Do not know what to eat, so, have lost weight, about 3 pounds, which is bad, since I am underweight.
Add these problems onto severe arthritis, and, not much daily fun. Should I try the protonix for another 2 or 3 weeks? Or, just call back the gastro before and see if I should get another scope done? I am thinking, another scope is in my future before 2014.
Appreciate your comments.