Patient Comments: Esophagitis - Effective Treatments

Question:What treatments have been effective for your esophagitis?

Comment from: debbie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

I have taken just about every pill there is for my GERD. They work for a while then they quit working. That is where I am right now. I have chest pain not heartburn, so my doctor gave me nitro. It amazes me that this works, but what I would like to know is about using the patches. My doctor mentioned it when I saw her last. I wonder if that is a good idea. I have other issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol; all of them are under control at the moment.

Comment from: momma, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 21

My dad has been dealing with esophageal cancer for two months. I live 2000 miles away, but it seems to me when I visit, that he is dehydrated, and goofy. I am willing to go home and take care of him, but everyone tells me it is okay. He won't tell me what the stage is, but it has gone to his stomach. Will he live to see next year, or am I stupid? It spread to the tummy when he was diagnosed.

Comment from: Spesh, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 17

My Daughter is 2 years old and has allergies to soy, wheat, rice, strawberries, and to nuts (tree nuts - we have to call 911 if she eats or is introduced to them). We had an endoscopy procedure done recently that tested positive for Esophagitis. We are looking for the best effective treatments, doctors or advice. Since our daughter is too young to talk to us, we would like to know what things. If you have Esophagitis makes your throat feel better or helps you get through the day.

Comment from: bethany , 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I have just been cured of esophagitis and I had a operation where they take part of your stomach and twist it round your esophagus it has been very effective to me.

Comment from: dogluver, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

I've had problems with this now for quite awhile. Began with just the heartburn. Then it has become hard to swallow certain pills and food. I currently am trying Protonix 80mg. once a day. I do think this has been of help in a lot of ways, but I have to take a lot of meds do to my systemic lupus disease. I have a lot of problems taking a large pill. It seems to get stuck as it travels down the throat. Then at times the pill or food will come back up. My diet has been a lot of chocolate, plus a lot of diet coke. I'm changing my diet and hope this will help things out. I've tried a lot of the other medicines for this, but see some improvement with Protonix.

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