I tried posting this once but it disappeared.
I have had GERD for years. A dr put me on prilosec about 5 years ago. Shortly after starting it I got severe stomach pain-lots of burning and cramping. Ive had loads of tests done since then and switched meds a few times. I cant get better!!
I had an endoscope done last year. It showed gastritis. The only meds I was on was prilosec again!! I don't get it!
Ive been told that some people do not make enough HCL. I had a bravo test done and it showed my ph at around 4.0 I thought that was very acidic but someone told me it was not acidic enough.
Ive been trying betaine HCL but that makes the burning worse. However I have been told that if someone is deficient in HCL that the burning will increase for a while?
Im trying so hard to come off the prilosec. Every time I do the GERD gets 10 times worse. Help???????????
I almost went to the ER today because the burning pain (its in my entire digestive tract!!) was so bad!! H-pylori tests have been negative too.
Im crying, Im in pain and I don't know what to do anymore.