I'm so scared, not responding well to PPIs - anyone else?
I've had success in the past with PPIs for about 8 years or so and then about 5 years ago is when all of a sudden I wasn't getting the same relief. I tried all of the meds, the only one that worked somewhat was Prevacid, so I remained on it until recently. But even so, I still had breakthrough heartburn. Also around the same time 5 years ago I started to get gastritis. I'm in a flareup now. I was wondering, is it possible for the PPIs to cause all of this? I was on them for so long. I'm not trying to take digestive enzymes, DGL, and just ordered some aloe vera to try to soothe my pain. It seems like i'm almost experiencing constant pain in my stomach and throat. I'm going to a GI specialist at UCLA in couple weeks to have the ph test and motility test done. Other than that, I had an endoscopy done last year and showed only mild inflammation. I'm also tried stopping gluten, but only for a week, so maybe I need to give that longer. I'm just at a loss and scared I need surgery! Anyone else going through a similar situation? Please respond. Thanks!