NSAIDs and LPR

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refluxmcgee
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   Posted 10/2/2014 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Can your GI tract ever heal from NSAID damage?

I was retracing my steps, as to how I got my LPR. And for seven months leading up to it, I had been taking NSAIDs on and off (not crazy amounts..maybe just 3-4 times a month). Never took NSAIDs during my whole life, but started taking them for stress-headaches and menstrual cramps. Biggest mistake of my life. I think I was oversensitive to them, and they did some damage to my esophageal/stomach lining--although my GI doctor could not see it during gastroscopy--only a little bit of redness. But they must have triggered something--and I just don't know if it'll ever get better.

Has anyone ever healed from NSAID damage, or NSAID-induced GERD/LPR?

I wish I could go back in time, and never have taken these awful drugs.

CAGU
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   Posted 11/11/2014 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi refluxmcgree

LPR/GERD can be caused by delayed gastric emptying. Delayed gastric emptying is where food is staying in your stomach too long which causes acid & food to come back up in the esophagus. Delayed gastric emptying can be caused by side effect of medications, surgeries, or a virus.

Unfortunately, Doctors are not aware of the all the medications that can cause delayed gastric emptying. I developed delayed gastric emptying from taking a proton pump inhibitor.

I would type in the name of your medication followed by words delayed gastric emptying to see if anything comes up. I did find an interesting study on a link between long term use of NSAID and delayed gastric emptying I posted the link to this study below:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10022633

refluxmcgee
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   Posted 11/11/2014 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm.. thanks cagu, interesting and helpful.

I also considered the possibility that I might have delayed gastric emptying, since I experience nausea (on and off), fullness, bloating, and reflux. Just didn't want to subject myself to the testing (didn't want to expose myself to any more radiation, tests--already had too many tests!!)

The thing is..really don't want to take meds for it (reglan or domperidone). I had tried domperidone and it gave me severe stomach cramps. So I tried to treat it naturally..smaller meals, walks after meals.
The thing I'm struggling with...is they recommend you should NOT eat fibrous foods (i.e. roughage, veggies, beans, etc), if you have slowed gastric emptying--because the food will just sit it your gut and ferment. However, other websites say you SHOULD eat tons of fiber, if you have GERD and constipation (which I also have). So, I eat tons of fiber to move things along (sorry there's not other way to say it), such as oatmeal, kale, prunes, etc. But this is supposedly bad for gastric emptying?? I'm confused...

CAGU
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   Posted 11/12/2014 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi refluxmcgee

Fiber stays in your stomach longer than most foods, which is why you tend to get full quickly when you eat fiber. Fiber is great for people who do not have delayed gastric emptying. However, it can cause serious problems for people who have delayed gastric emptying since they already have a problem with food staying in the stomach too long.

Fiber for people with delayed gastric emptying can cause a Bezoar, which is food that forms into a hard mass in the stomach because it never gets broken down. This hard mass of food can cause an obstruction. If this were to happen the doctors would have to do an endoscopy where they send something down the esophagus to break up the food.

We know that liquids empty out of the stomach the quickest, next would be carbohydrates, then proteins, then high fat foods, and lastly fiber. With this information, people who have delayed gastric emptying (Gastroparesis) try to eat a low fat and low fiber diet. If you google gastroparesis diet, you will see there are three different diets for delayed gastric emptying. Which diet you would choose depends on how bad your delayed gastric emptying is.
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