Hi all, first post here.
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2009, and I had been able to keep it under control with Liadla and Canada. Fast forward 4 years to 2013, I started to get some horrible esophagus spasms/GERD/indigestion…you name it. I tried just about everything over the counter, natural remedies, and even a few prescription drugs, until my doctor finally prescribed me 80mg’s of Nexium, which eventually worked. I was able to reduce that amount to 40 mg’s a day, even tried a few times going down to 20 mg’s a day(over the counter) of nexium.
After a setback with UC, I am now on Humira, Uceris, still on Lialda and Canasa, along with trying different probiotics and glutamine.
Within the past few months, I’ve been getting a very sour or metallic taste in my mouth. After an endoscopy, 2 months ago, my doctor said there was some mild gastritis going on.
Now, within the past week or two, the bad taste seems to be getting worse and much more consistent, with some minor burning in my throat, along with discomfort in my upper stomach. I can feel things going downhill, and I’m sure my doctor is going to double my nexium intake. Ever since I started the Nexium, my weight has been dropping considerable, and I’ve had a difficult time putting it back on.
Not sure what to expect in response, I guess, for a long time, I’ve been worried about the affects of Nexium long term, but at this point, not sure I have a choice.
Was wondering if surgery were an alternative, what’s out there, and does surgery eventually eliminate the need for these PPI drugs?