Asked by John
Should I Take Nexium Or Other Meds While I Take Digestive Enzymes, Chlorells & Bifido. It Dose Help.
I have Barrett's with a hiatal hernia. My Esophageal Motility Study shows I have week muscles. The Bravo Capsule test showed 342 refluxes in 48 hours. The acid was very bad also. I was not eating the right meals at the time.Nexium or any other pills do not seem to do much any more. I am on a liquid vegetable & fruit diet now and trying to take things from the heath store with not much help. Should I take the Nexium while I take the digestive enzymes, Chlorella & Bifido? It dose help some. What else can I possibly do to help my problem? I have lost 44 pounds now I weigh 139 lb. I do not won't to have the fundoplication surgery.
Barrett's is very serious and you need to discuss your concerns with your doctor. As far as I know, Nexium or another PPI are considered the standard treatment. Certainly a diet that reduces reflux triggers and losing weight are all good strategies. Has the doctor suggested sleeping on a wedge or elevating the head of the bed?
Be careful about the fruits you are eating-some fruits are very acidic and can trigger symptoms.
So if the current treatment is not reducing the symptoms, it is time to see the doctor again.
The Reflux Mom