I've had silent GERD for about 3 years now and didn't know it until the GERD flared up two months ago and it's been quite a nightmare since. I went from weighing 215 to now hovering around 185. Fortunately, my GERD symptoms have quieted down somewhat due to the weight loss and improved diet with no more trigger foods, etc. Two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with gastritis by my GI after an endoscopy. They also found two polyps in there, but, my GI doc didn't feel they were worth worrying about - will know for sure in two weeks once the pathology results come back.
Nowadays, my symptoms are more stomach related, I occasionally feed some minor heartburn and minor throat discomfort. However, when my stomach is empty, I feel nausea, cold shivers, dizziness, etc. It gets better after eating and throwing something in the stomach to keep my acid busy on something other than my stomach lining. Constipation is also something I've developed with ribbon-like stools, which means my colon is probably swollen/inflamed?
Questions... I've started taking Aloe Vera juice along with probiotics and my one per day 40mg dose of Nexium. Can I safely add Pepzin GI to my regimen? Any side effects with Pepzin GI I should worry about, it won't cause constipation will it? Anything else I should try?