I suffered from heartburn for years, it was miserable! I was finally diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and was told that it was irreversible because the
stomach acid had actually changed my esophagus into stomach lining tissue!
I was on Prilosec OTC for months and the only real relief was when I was using Nexium (the purple pill). Well, no matter what I did from changing my
diet to continuing to eliminate the "stress" out of my life, I suffered!
I read where Prilosec will actually cause bone degradation, and that calcium supplements would be needed; the thought of such a thing was horrific.
Especially the cases I read where someone had Jaw-bone degradation!
It was about that time I was using Colliodal Silver and had used that for nearly a year. I waned off of the Silver over that time and as I did I
discovered that my acidy stomach went away. No more acid, no more pain and discomfort, it all sort of healed. I was also trying the Cancer Treatment
of using Baking Soda with Maple Syrup. What ever I did it worked!
Now the End of the World can hit us and I am just Stress free and feeling good! It has been over two years now since my last bout of heartburn. I
have not continued the Silver unless I get a grumbly tummy, and the Baking Soda was temporary at best because that tastes nasty as ever!
Also I managed to get off of Fluoride completely. No Fluoride water, no Fluoride toothpaste, and I am super careful with food preparation that I only
use filtered water.
I do wish you and anyone luck with this sort of thing. I am fully confident now that my hiatal hernia is no more.
There is a chance that I had H.pylori, the bacterium responsible for a large number of Stomach problems, and the Silver knocked it out forever!
No one should suffer like that!
If you cannot afford Nexium, AstraZeneca will provide you will free medication; you only need to qualify by asking your doctor to endorse the
prescription! Call them, they might help!
Patient Assistance Program
Typically I do not condone the use of medications over a long-term, and I hate pharmaceutical companies, but I was able to use Nexium as a bridge of
comfort as I made adjustments in my life. Nexium is a once-a-day pill that is about $200 for 30 days supply, and I managed to take one pill every 3-5
days instead, stretching it out further with the same amount of relief.
I am so thankful to be off all medications. I won't even take asprin any longer if I can help it.