Hi all...I have been in excruciating pain since I had surgery on my shoulder last October...still under investigation.
When I came out if hospital my GP gave me NSAIDS for the pain without a stomach protector and within 3 days it had damaged the lining of my stomach very badly. My pain has never been under control as a result so I am really suffering and the pain from both are debilitating.
GP has offered me ranitidine (vomiting) omeprazole and Lansoprasole...all to no avail...I still have acid reflux badly, pain, a crushing feeling in my chest and extremely nauseous.
She thinks I may have an ulcer (I have a hiatus hernia too) and have sent off a stool sample.
I know you will all be screaming out DO NOT TAKE PPIs being hypothyroid and all the other auto immune diseases I have as well as low b12. Frankly, I am At my wits end with this. I have also tried:
Apple cider vinegar
Bicarbonate of soda
Home made ginger tea
DGL (licorice) well known for treating ulcers and acid reflux...all help a while but acid is still a major issue.
I have so many health issues under investigation at the moment (I post on Lupus UK) and don't know what to do, the GP will expect compliance but the PPIs are not helping. She will want to increase and I KNOW my body...they are not helping.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.