For the past two months, I have had a burning mouth that feels as if I just ate the spiciest meal in the world. Even my nose and eyes sometimes feel this way. I also get a lump in my throat when I swallow, but I only feel this when I am not eating or drinking anything. These two symptoms usually occur together, and my stomach wasn't feeling so great until a few weeks ago. Now that is feeling okay. I take 20-mg. of Prilosec every night, and it helped when I first began taking it last summer, but it stopped working after a few months.
My stomach has always been the focal point for stress in my body, and for the past 13 years, I have been living with gastritis. Pepcid worked well for me for years, and then it just stopped working. Two barium swallows that I had during this time showed nothing more than gastritis, but I get concerned every time I have an attack. I worry about the esophagus, something called Barrett's Esophagus and cancer of the esophagus.
I would appreciate hearing from anybody who has been dealing with the same symptoms as I. There are a lot of medications out there that I have never tried, and I would be interested to read if any of them have helped with these symptoms. I see a specialist in a little over one month.
Thanks to one and all.
Published On: December 22, 2007