I just found the forum and I'm really glad to have so other people to talk to about this.
I was wondering if anyone out there in GERD-land has had, or is having, a similar experience.
I was diagnosed with GERD about 10 years ago and put on Prilosec, 1 pill (20mg) a day.
about two years ago my symptoms started getting worse from time to time, so I
would take a half or a full pill extra later in the day (by this time Prilosec was available
over the counter). By about a year ago I was taking two pills daily.
Then three months or so ago things got much worse, and sometimes I was gobbling
Prilosec -- four or five pills on the really bad days. Finally, last week, it was like
my stomach blew up or blew out -- the Prilosec just stopped working altogether.
None of the other over-the-counter meds make much of a dent in the pain either.
My stomach is also now very bloated for some reason, like a balloon, and the
indigestion pain is constant. I saw my doctor today but all I got was a referral
to a gastroenterologist, and I'll have to wait a couple of weeks for that appointment.
Has anyone experienced anything like this, and do you have any advice?