Hi, the pharmacteuical companies will give you your drugs free or at low cost if you have a low income. Find out who the manufacturer is and then get their 800 toll free number. Then speak with the perscript
ion assistance group. They will send you a form which you must fill out. You can call a few days later and see if you are "accepted". Then you will get the drugs in the mail usually pretty fast. Of course, you will need a script
As far as the endoscopy is concerned, you are better off getting it although it is not a "fun thing". GERD can become serious if it is not treated properly.
I think you should diet slowly and not do anything extreme. That way the pounds will stay off. Do you avoid greasy and fatty foods as they aggravate GERD? Also, caffeine, peppermint and other acid-filled foods are not good for GERD sufferers.
I am sending prayers and good vibs your way, Gerd girl.
Post Edited (Joan Mack) : 5/16/2006 8:56:59 AM (GMT-6)