Over 3 years ago my doctor put me on proton inhibitors for acid reflux -Prilosec®. Not telling me the long-term bad effect these would have on my system; I've been taking them all this time every day on a maintenance dose. Now I've had breakthrough acid reflux and they weren't helping anymore. So I bought some 'Nutritional Books' and started reading and doing some research online about acid reflux/side effects and other symtoms that go along with it. And to my surprise (which I've also been diagnosed with) IBS was one which I learned happens sometimes when your stomach doesn't have enough acid to digest food (1 of the side effects of proton inhibitors- reducing acid).
So i decided to stop taking the Prilosec® and went to a Nutritional store and bought some items (probiotics--DGL/Aloe Vera/Digestive Enzymes) that are supposed to help get your stomach/heartburn and digestive health back in order. It's been a month now and still have periodic burning-ache in my belly......really painful......My doctor tested me for an ulcer and that test came back negative. I just am not sure if I've been on this regime long enough or if there is something else going on. Any ideas anyone??
In addition to the above, for over a year now I've been experiencing skin itching spells and it starts either on my arm or stomach/back and turns into like a hive....of course I have to scratch...:mad: ...and only help is taking Benedryl®.....its almost like my body is allergic to something within my body.....systemic....?? It just starts and is not related to foods or elements or soaps. Also I've been on HRT for over 10 years and not sure if any of the itching is hormone related.......doctors don't think so. One last thing, I've also had this embarassing anal itch..:mad: ......sometimes there is vaginal too....(no discharge as a yeast infection would indicate) but the only thing that somewhat helps is Vagisil® cream. So wierd. I contacted a Homeopathic doctor who says he can help.......I'm a little skeptical...has anyone had experience with homeopathic medicine??....so expensive and isn't covered by Medical Insurance.
Does anyone have any suggestions, or am I just going 'crazy'....:mad:
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