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Acid Reflux / GERD board

Hi Moe. Yes I have been scoped 3 times over the last 16 years, with the latest one being done this past Saturday morning, at the hospital.

Believe it or not.....the lining of my esophagus is a beautiful healthy pink. I have no lining damage or scarring. It has been that way on all 3 scopes. One in 1995, next one in 2002, and the one I just had. All 3 revealed a small hiatal hernia that has not gotten any larger.

Prilosec worked for me for several years, and then suddenly in 2002, I started having horrible stomach pain upon taking it. That's when they tried me on Prevacid and my face and lips swelled up. Next was Aciphex which made me live in the bathroom. :eek:

Sat., they sent me home with a scrip to fill for Nexium. I have not done that yet. I know it's just a newer generation of Prilosec and one of it's common side effects is "abdominal pain" which is why I had to stop Prilosec.

I completely stay away from rich fatty foods, but I guess the loaded potato soup must have been to rich. Or at least....I guess that's what wound me up in the hospital for 36 hours.:confused:

So....my problem is spastic esophageal motility disorder. According to specialists, chest pain that bores into the back is the "hallmark" symptom of spastic esophageal motility disorders, and also patients commonly report difficuly in swallowing. The chest pain mimics angina. Patients also commonly report heartburn, regurgitation, and other complaints of reflux disease due to ineffective acid clearance from the esophagus.

I've never tried Pepcid. I'm thinking of trying a bottle of it.

The gastro that scoped me Saturday morning, said that treatment protocol, called for Xanax and even adding Bentyl, because Bentyl, treats GI motility disturbances. It blocks action of acetylcholine parasympathetic sites in secretory glands, smooth muscle and CNS. So he told me the next time I had a really bad attack, to take the Xanax/Bentyl together. I filled the bentyl scrip. We'll see what happens, and then I'll report.