Hi all in this wonderful forum,
just wanted to see if anyone experienced similar problem in the past. I was told 3 months ago that I have GERD (Endoscopy showed an inflammed esophagus, small hiatal
hernia, and mild gastritis). I was put on Prevacid and I think situation really improved for a while. All this time I was very disciplined with diet. Then one week back
I started feeling a constant discomfort (like someting sitting in the midle of my chest that is not going away in last 7 days) that from time to time becomes painful and spreads to shoulders. Pain gets much worse as evening hours approach.
a) Could it be that Prevacid stopped working and I should try increasing the dosage to two pills a day?
b) Should I maybe try Protonix to see if that helps?
c) My DR mentioned possibility of esophageal spasms and gave mi Librax to try (does not work with me well -headaches, nausea) to possibly
relax the esophagus
Unfortunately not getting answers can make one pretty frustrated and depressed, but I hope there is a light at the endof the tunnel as I could see in some cases here
on the forum.
Thanks all sooo much! Please let me know if you have experienced anything similar and what route have you taken to make it better.