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I had my endo today, and to my surprise the GI said that I have acid reflux. I have never had any issues with heartburn or anything related to it. He immediately prescibed nexium, but I am not in favor of taking medications if I can avoid it. I need to do some more research on reflux, I guess, so I can determine how necessary it is. I was out of it, so I didn't get to discuss it with him...he talked to my husband.

The GI did not see any evidence of celiac, so we'll just wait on the biopsy results and go from there. At least this is done so I can carry on with trying a gluten free diet!

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I had my endo today, and to my surprise the GI said that I have acid reflux. I have never had any issues with heartburn or anything related to it. He immediately prescibed nexium, but I am not in favor of taking medications if I can avoid it. I need to do some more research on reflux, I guess, so I can determine how necessary it is. I was out of it, so I didn't get to discuss it with him...he talked to my husband.

The GI did not see any evidence of celiac, so we'll just wait on the biopsy results and go from there. At least this is done so I can carry on with trying a gluten free diet!

He must have seen evidence of gastritus, which can be seen by having acid reflux.

I know that you are glad that it is over. Let us know about the biopsy reslts, and hope you are feeling better gluten free. :)

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My doc said the same thing. I never took the drugs. I never felt a problem, and I figured changing my diet would help. I don't know if I made the right decision, but I wasn't impressed with my GI and I didn't see how one round of a drug could permanently fix my reflux. Granted, I didn't educate myself on it at all ...

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Same thing here... only... I also have a hiatal hernia, which he kindly supplied me with a picture of. *BLECH*

I have been taking Prevacid daily....and feel a hellofalot better. I never had heartburn or any "obvious" reflux issues, but, I sure can tell when i don't take it! I don't clear my throat as much, don't cough as much, and don't feel as "off" as much.

(also, I was dx a couple years ago with silent reflux since I *didn't* have classic reflux symptoms, and I didn't take care of it - and I know have excessive scarring in my esophagus.)

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I also had my EGD and a ultra sound on my Gall Bladder this week (Tuesday). My blood tests came back negative for Celiac. And the GI doc found GERD and a hiatel hernia. While I haven't really had a problem with heart burn, it does explain some of the pain and swallowing issues. It does not, however, seem to explain all the "going to the bathroom" issues. I have not heard back about my Gall Bladder. The GI doc did say that they may have to do a colonoscopy also to figure out what is causing the other problems. Fun stuff. In the meantime I am on Protonix twice a day. Yuck. I hate taking medicine.

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same thing happened here about a year and a half ago- GI came back and said that i have pretty bad acid reflux. i hadn't ever had 'heartburn' symptoms except once while pregnant after eating a banana of all things. I took the meds for a few months and couldn't tell anything different so i just watched what i ate- the usuall heart burn offenders and chewed tums/rolaids with that meal if i thought of it... yesterday he said my eso looked "better" than the first endo.

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it was probably esophagitis he saw, not gastritis (that's the stomach) untreated reflux can lead to some pretty nasty stuff, including esophageal cancer.

one of my twins did not know she had reflux until she had a scope---no obvious symptoms. she tried to go off the meds after awhile and then she had symptoms.

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