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Autoimmune Diseases | Last Active: Jan 18, 2020 | Replies (25)

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@calizona62

Sounds like your Autoimmune is affecting your GI tract. I recently have been diagnosed with HYPO-CONTRACTILE Esophagus disordered brought on by an autoimmune disease (either Lupus or Scleraderma) I have yet to find out which. I had persistent acid reflux that worsening. I went thru multiple testing including a esophageal motility test. That confirmed my diagnosis. I am still trying to piece it all together. My mother had Scleroderma. I would search out a Gastroenterologist who is willing to treat the patient as a whole patient not just the GI tract.

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Hi @calizona62, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect and thank you for sharing your experience…that is really helpful. Are you able to share what helps for your symptoms or what you are doing for a treatment?

What medications do you take for the reflux? I started taking Dexilant a year ago, it has helped more than anything. Do you have the issue of vomiting through the night? If I eat pay 4pm, that’s an assurance, even sleeping on a wedge.