My epigastric pains seem to be gone for now. Over the years I never really had much pain associated with my symptoms. It was only the last few weeks where I started experiencing the left epigastric discomfort. It was associated with a bout of diarrhea. But now it is completely gone.
I have been tested for H Pylori both with a biopsy during 2 separate endoscopies and via a blood and stool tests.
The endoscopy showed short segment Barrett's hence the prescription of PPI's. I was kind of surprised by the diagnosis because I have never really had any typical GERD symptoms. I stopped taking the PPI's a few months ago but I may go back on them as I've had 3 doctors now tell me that I don't want to risk esophageal cancer. Before that I had been taking Prilosec for 1.5 years.
I do like the d-limonene which tends to reduce belching and when I do belch it has a nice orange taste. :)
My naturalpath wants me to try taking apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon in a glass of water before every meal. Has anyone every tried this? It's supposed to help with digestion.