I have a very long and "eventful" (sadly) history of GERD related issues: I've been dealing with it in some form for almost 10 years now, but it got much worse the past 2 years or so. I became quite desperate and I went for the Stretta- it's been a year since I did that. I was having really bad swallowing issues, with food getting stuck in my throat or different areas of the esophagus, and so I was getting really scared...
I still have these issues but now for the past few months or so I also got stomach pain (top portion) and the reflux that came with it was just a little different- more intense and painful. The dr. who did the Stretta stretched my pyloric sphincter for some reason (he said it would help food pass) and I'm suspecting that this may have messed it up and that's why I'm having bile now going into the stomach when it's not supposed to??
I had endoscopy and colonoscopy done a month ago and the dr. found bile in my stomach. I'm not sure if that triggered something, or the poking and probing made this worse, but I am having horrible stomach pain and just terrible reflux- it's giving me paralyzing pain for hours, and I believe it's affecting my heart! I barely sleep, it's just awful.
My dr. told me to take Prilosec and Carafate- I just can't see how Prilosec can help with bile though? I mean it hasn't helped. From what I gather, there isn't a lot to be done for bile reflux. Anyone has any experience with this and knows of any treatments options/ ideas?
This is the worst I've been by far
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated! thank you.