HI all,despite being on Lansoprazole 30mg twice a day I have had 3 bouts of acid reflux this last week. I have no warning signs of an attack and wake choking with acid which invariably seems to be aspirated into my lungs. My throat and ears become extremely painful and my chest burns so badly that my skin becomes very hot to the touch.I have raised my bed,never eat after 5 pm and don't drink or smoke.
The endoscope showed Barretts but the biopsies showed no dysplasia ( although I didn't receive a copy of this and so have to trust to my GP who seemed more than confused as she read the results to this and the colonoscopy which was done at the same time)
I do understand that the PPI's might take time to work but have been on them over a month now and in view of the recent attacks wondered if I should make an appt to see my GP about this?
To be honest I've had no information regarding BO other than the leaflet they handed me. Having heard nothing from the Gastroenterologist I presume there is no follow up other than a rescope in two years. My GP has just prescribed me the aforementioned meds ( with instructions to cut down to one a day after 8 wks) and offered no advice either.
In the past I have vomited old blood whilst having an attack of GORDs but again both Drs seem to be disinterested in these symptoms.
Any advice would be really appreciated. After last nights attack I am finding breathing in to be painful despite the use of an inhaler. My lungs sound "wet" and I am very wheezy too plus my ears are still painful and it hurts to even sip water.
Thank you all in advance.