Hi, I had my gastroscopy last week and was diagnosed with
Oesophagitis Los Angeles Grade B with stigmata,
Submucosal lesion, likely Lipoma and the
Duodenum was normal.
8 biopsies were taken and the results will be sent to my Endo and my GP. I have requested a copy be sent to me also.
The registrar has given me a copy of the report and sent the same to my GP with a recommendation to commence acid suppression medication an sucralfate for one week.
Since I had been taking Omeprazole for about 20 years and only managed to get off them in January/February this year I will not be taking these again. I had never heard of Sucralfate but am told it contains Aluminium, in which case I will not be taking that either.
I am at a loss to understand what taking these things for one week could possibly achieve!
Since stopping the Omeprazole I have only had very minor symptoms of reflux. The reflux has not reached into my throat nor has it gone into my lungs, which it did all the time before, and is swiftly dealt with by Gaviscon.
I have a telephone consult with the practice nurse on Thursday and I know she will want me to have the drugs, but I will refuse them anyway.
Could anyone tell me what the Sucralfate is and what it is for?
I had the gastroscopy as my endo couldn't see any reason for my very low Iron, folate and ferritin and thought I might have a gastric ulcer. There was no sign of one but biopsies of the Lipoma were taken.