Gerd, Burning Mouth and Tongue
Ted: I have read the website along with so many other informative websites on GERD. I am 33 year old suffering from GERD from last two years. Last March my gall bladder was removed because it had stone. However there was no relief to my GERD symptoms. Since last two years I have been regularly taking either lansprazole, in between doctors have prescribed esomoprezole. I have experienced almost all the symptoms one usually has in GERD right from low level heartburn to extreme symptoms of continuous severe cough for weeks. I have lean body, check my diet a great deal and eat healthy sleep 4 hours after taking my last meal avoid sleeping or laying down during daytime. All in all I do almost everything what is prescribed, however from last few months I came across new and irritating symptom burning tongue and mouth, it started with acid taste in mouth when I used to get up in morning and then it used to remain throughout the day and slowly it took the shape of severe tongue and mouth burning. I consulted a doctor and he confirmed that it could be bcoz of GERD though did not make any tests. He changed my medicine from Lansoprazole 30 mg per day to Nexium 20 mg twice a day with Domperidon thrice before meals and advised vitamin B tablets for 15 days. I have been taking medicine from last more than 3 weeks and I feel a good 80% relief in burning sensation, Doctor has told me that I have to take this medicine for complete one month and only then he would advise me to go for Nissen fundoplication or not?
Please advice to me what I should do to lead a normal life and without going for a surgery? However if you think surgery is the best way to avoid any further complications in future please advice, of late I have also started experiencing itching on the skin around the mouth which comes and goes. At times I feel bitter fluid reflux itching in back of my throat. My tongue is usually covered with some white thick fluid.
I would be highly thankful if you advice me on future course of action to avoid any further complications and to lead a normal life. Thanks.