Everyone seems to respond to PPIs in their own unique ways. Some (like me) have no side effects, while others just can't tolerate the side effects that they have.
I've taken Prilosec, Nexium, and Protonix, and never had any side effects (even though there was a long list of possible side effects). My son takes Dexilant, and has no problems whatsoever.
I suggest you give it a try, and see if it is well-tolerated. Perhaps your GI doc can give you some samples. My son's doctor did that. That way you can try it without investing a lot of money in the prescription.
Good luck! I hope you get your GERD under control. By the way, if you were too out of it to understand your doc's description of the endoscopy result, be sure to call the office and speak to a nurse. They owe you the information!
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