In late 2009 I had a gastroscopy as I was feeling extremely sick every night as soon as I lay down in bed. I am sure this was brought on by stress and anxiety as a result of my OH suffering some serious health issues.
I was diagnosed with h-pylori and given the combination therapy, but of course they don't retest you, so I don't know if it was cured.
They also said I had mild oesophagitis and put me on 20mg Omeprazole per day, which I duly took for nearly two years. I thought this was an absolute miracle drug; I could eat and drink anything without ever getting heartburn.
However, I eventually began reading about the long term use of PPI's and was shocked to find that they can be downright damaging to health and are not the wonder drug I originally thought, so I weaned myself off them.
About six months ago I started getting the sick feeling back, along with a very sour taste and stomach ache, so thought I would try the Omeprazole again, but they didn't make any difference at all.
I have read about silent reflux, but wouldn't want to take PPI's again. I have been drinking lemon juice in hot water with a little honey and this does seem to help a lot.
I am thinking of trying apple cider vinegar to see if that makes any difference.