Have taken all the ppis they make. I feel especially when I am on ppis I get even more reflux. I wonder if my proton pumps kick into overdrive when on ppis and they cause more reflux. is there any proof that this can happen? I am going to call my dentist this week and see if he will give me my dental records. I had one real bad check up with 4 cavities when I was on a double dose of ppis.
I started out with a sore throat about 2 years ago, while taking a bid dose of a ppi a started to get stomach and chest pain. My doctor told me to keep taking the ppi so i did. I stopped after getting bad diarrhea. its been all most a year now and I still have chest and stomach pains all the time. My doctor still wants to give me ppis and I feel they are making me worse. I would like to know can ppis make your reflux worse? I know about rebound, I need to know is there any evidence that while on ppis they make your reflux worse
PPI does not worsen reflux.
PPI suppress acid suppression in the stomach and this relieves symptoms.
If you do not find relief with PPI and lifestyle modifications, the next step is reevaluation with 24 hours pH monitoring test.
I had a nissen fundo done about 4 years ago and for the past two years originally developed right sided pain which was thought to be diverticuliitis by my GP and after a year on regular antibiotics I developed an internal abscess which ruptured. After colonoscopy, lower and upper CT scans nothing was ever discovered but I have found out the pain and loose bowel and gas problems could hae been due to food intolerance, mainly dairy and carbs. If I leave them out of my diet I am fine. As I have been on ppis before and since the op could this reduction in acid have affected my pancreas and hence a reduction in enzymes for digesting these foods. If I take digestive enzymes in tablet form, one specifically for dairy and another broad spectrum I can eat these foods. Or, could the fundo have caused these problems? Your comments would be appreciated as I am not getting much help from the medics here in the UK. Will I be able to eat these foods in the future? Kathy M
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