This is my first post so please excuse me if it is not posted in the correct section
I have had acid reflux for a number of years five to be precise, I have take Bisphosphonates and Anti Biotics as well as Anti TNF for psoriatic arthritis.
The first occasion I had an attack was in 2011 and have been given Lansoprazole and am on Zantac 150mg x twice daily.
I had a tooth infection about seven weeks ago due to,a cracked tooth and was given Metronidazole to treat the infection. Prior to this particularly at nights was experiencing heart burn and had a sour taste in my mouth.
I had to,attend several functions immediately after having my tooth extracted and found that when I ate the food would not go down properly. This has been ongoing since the 10th of October and am unable to,eat as it uncomfortable I can drink normally and am able to tolerate oats in warm milk, without any issues.
I saw my Consultant about seven days ago and he informed me that he wished to do a endoscopy.
When I asked him what he felt it was attributable to and he stated that it could be down to stricture of the esophagus and the fact that I hd taken a number of medications which can all have an effect. The weight loss is expected as I had this before but the dry throat is a problem at nights.
I do not have any retching which I had before and my concerns are how long will this persist the Consultant said he would see me again in six months.
I would also state that those of you who are suffering are in my prayers.
I am in my mid 40's.