Erosive Oesophagitis

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/5/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,  I'm a new member.
I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy a couple of weeks ago. Colonoscopy showed no problems but endoscopy showed a single erosion in the oesophagus. I was prescribed Lansoprasole but I couldn't tolerate it. Doctor says PPi's are the only thing that will clear the condition up so prescribed another PPi Omeprazole. Couldn't tolerate that either.
Is there anything natural I can take to eleviate this problem?  I seem to be worse since I had the colonoscopy and endoscopy, bloated stomach after meals and generally feeling lousy. Can these procedures have long lasting side effects?

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   Posted 8/6/2007 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have a history of erosive esophagitis.  I currently have it as well.  I had been taking aciphex for the last 5 years, and got erosive esophagitis anyway--I guess just from breakthrough acid.  My GI doctor switched me to zegerid.  I started it last week, and I'm still feeling the same symptoms in stomach and esophagus  that I was experiencing with aciphex.  But I'll give it more time.  There are a number of different PPIs, and they are pretty much the same (per my GI), but what works for one person may not work for another.  I'm sure there are  natural things you can take, and I'm sure someone will come along and help you out.  I would tend to believe your GI, though, in that a PPI is the best way to heal the erosion.  You probably wouldn't have to take it forever.  I think, on average, 8 weeks is the typical healing period for erosions/ulcers.
If you can supplement with something OTC (i.e., herb of some kind), that may do the trick. 
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan

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   Posted 8/6/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks El. I've pretty much decided I can't take the PPi's as they just wipe me out completely. I did see something when I was surfing the web about a product they say works within 10 seconds and is guaranteed to cure the erosve oesophagus but I've lost the link.

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