I have all the MS symptoms. I have awful GERD as well as dysphagia. I have had a swallow test, as well as an endoctomy. After the endoctomy they tried five different PPI's. None helped the dysphagia, however I found that if I stay of the prescription Prilosec, I no longer take tums at all. I used to take them an awful lot at night.
I strongly reccommend you try it. It's best to take at least a half hour before you eat.
My Gastroenterologist told me years ago that GERD is a little known symptoms associated with MS. It flares up just as the MS does. Diet is the best way to control this with Prilosec to use as needed. I had to stop drinking orange juice which really affect GERD. Tomatoes are also hurtful off and on - those I refuse to give them up altogether.
I was told this in the early 1990's at a very reputable Boston Hospital Clinic.
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