Patient Comments: Esophagitis - Effective Treatments

Question:What treatments have been effective for your esophagitis?

Comment from: kristiambrose, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 26

I am wondering if this is something that will last forever. I just had an endoscopy done today (last night) after having over 20 years of problems with indigestion, heart burn and upset stomachs. In the last 8 weeks I have been vomiting and having nausea non stop. So I finally decided to go to a GI specialist who did an endoscopy on me. Everything looks fine (as per usual). I had a torn section (probably from vomiting) but it is healed up, but I was diagnosed with a definite bout of Esophagitis. I don't really believe/like taking medications. My I doctor gave me Zergrid. Anyway, like every person that gets sick or a disease, they realize all the things they are going to miss out on. Food is a big thing in my life. I have a BA in Culinary Arts, and our whole family loves to cook and eat yummy stuff! At this moment in time I can barely eat anything without either vomiting or getting nausea.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 17

I have learned it is important to know all the facts about the medication the doctor puts you on. When going off of a medication I have learned it's important to talk with a doctor. I have been taking Nexium for my Esophagitis. My brother in Law has been on Nexium for a long time and he couldn't afford the medication. As a result of going off the medication he developed an ulcer. He just got hospitalized the other day with an ulcer that almost killed him. I am not saying this might be the case for everyone; it's just good to find out the facts when taking acid reducing medicine.

Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 07

I am suffering from a gastric problem for the last 6 years. Doctors have conducted various tests related to this problem. All the tests are normal except the endoscopy wherein the problem of oesophagitis grande-2 has been observed by doctors. Twice during the clinical tests, the doctors are prescribing antacids to cure this problem. During this process I have lost my appetite and 15 kgs of my body weight.

Comment from: Godmadeustoheal, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

My doctor prescribed Omeprazole, 20 mg (generic for Prilosec) two times per day. It is working great! I don't feel any of the discomfort I was having before, and I have only been taking it for 10 days. The course for the treatment is 30 days, and then I will be done with esophagitis forever! By the way, I am also taking antibiotics for a root canal I had done recently. Maybe the combination is helping that, too. Just food for thought!

Comment from: js, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

I have esophagitis. So far, none of the pills I've been given have been 100% effective. They make me feel really tired. Recently, I have started to have this excess saliva and ulcers in my mouth in the morning. I feel terrible.

Comment from: vivi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 11

I've been diagnosed with esophagitis due to chemotherapy. All the anti-acid medication I've been given has not helped a bit. I find that by drinking Aloe Vera juice in its pure form, 2 Tbsp. every 3-4 hours help relieve the pain and I also feel that the lining is less inflamed because I can eat some porridge or even soup..

Comment from: SueLee, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

The yeast infection of my esophagus occurs after every sinus infection that I have used Bactroban nasal irrigations. Symptoms always improve with Difucan. I have tried probiotics by the truck load with no relief.

Comment from: GJ, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I have a hiatial hernia that causes acid reflux and have been taking Prilosec for 25 years. It works great as long as I take 20mg every morning. Sometimes at night I need to take 75mg of Zantac if I eat after 7pm and am refluxing and unable to sleep. The Zantac seems to boost the Prilosec and I get relief in about 20 minutes after taking the Zantac. It is a magic immediate fix. My doctor told me that this can also be caused by food intolerances or allergies. The Zantac has an antihistamine in it so I am being tested for the food allergies next week. Hope this information is helpful to some out there not finding the relief they need.

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