Patient Comments: Esophagitis - Effective Treatments

What treatments have been effective for your esophagitis?

Comment from: Esophagus :-), 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 30

I have been diagnosed with esophagitis grade 1 about 5 years ago. Even as recently as 6 months back I had an upper endoscopy done to reconfirm the presence of esophagitis (diagnosed as linear erosions in esophagus). I was on Esomeprazole for a while but did not bother to follow up with my doctor and have been suffering almost on and off from a burning sensation. One of the main reasons for not seeing the doc was that the esomeprazoel stuff was hitting my digestion badly (presumably because of decreased acid production) and giving me lots of nausea. The burning sensation is there on and off, but I have not been able to figure out the triggers. I think smoking, coffee and THINKING A LOT (mental stress) is actually kicking up the acid production. Not sure. But last week I saw an ayurvedic physician and I am on a course now. I am hoping that it will work out for me!

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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..

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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