Anyone here have Erosion or damage before?

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Outlaw
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 7/4/2006 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Anyone here ever had an erosion or damage to there esphoagus before.I had a scope few months back showed a 5 mm inflamtion toward the stomach,right where they meet..Im worried ive switched ppis to no sucess at all.Im still having symptoms almost daily I eat bland,do all the right things im 27..Im going in for a scope in 4 months to see if its healed and to biopsy the area.So now im thinking in 4 months it will be worse..Im so confused and scared plus,I have panic disorder and agoraphobia..These 2 disease keep me confined some days..

Also the Drs want me to have the Nissen,one was a surgeon though i have a second op coming up,and third coming soon..Anybody help,im afraid this is going to kill me here..Sorry to ramble.. 


Marburg
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   Posted 7/5/2006 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Outlaw,

What did the inflammation show? Did the doctors determine what caused it? In my case, my scope showed no damage to the esphoagus but I do have a hiatal hernia with GERD and gastritis (which is an inflammation of the stomach) but no apparent cause. They ran tests for cancer, H Pylori, viruses, fungal infections, bacteria, etc. and came up with nothing. They did note that I have been under tremendous stress for over 2 years (1 terminally ill parent passed last August, and the remaining parent developed heart problems and has declining health). His thinking is that severe, prolonged stress along with eating the wrong foods (caffeine, chocolate, starches, red meat or fried foods) is causing it. He said that losing 20 pounds (need to lose more than that), exercise (light to moderate) and relaxation techniques along with my meds would help.

Marburg

Outlaw
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   Posted 7/5/2006 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
It was a 5 mm erosion which is very small,they said,to check it again in 6 months to see if its healed..possibly because im breaking through meds thats how i got the damage..
 
Its sounds like its on the cardia side,so that means on the stomach side,I HAVE the report at home,and it says its in the area of the cardia sloing..Seems like im the only one to get damage etc,and im on ppi's????Scary thought...Later 

skooby
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   Posted 7/5/2006 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Outlaw

What kind of symptoms are you having.

Marsha


Outlaw
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   Posted 7/6/2006 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
It rangers from pure heartburn in the chest although since I switched off the Zegerid,and back on Aciphex I feel it mostly in my throat..Like all of a sudden its there..
 
I get the acid,chest aches,im eating bland 2 PPI's a day,I have panic Disorder/Agoraphobia also..i really dont know what to do,its horrible disease..
Anxiety 7 years/Gerd 5 years..
 
It seems like an erosion is rare while on meds,so MY G.i mentioned surgery,but you hear bad reviews about it..My quality of life sucks at this point to..
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