I would like to introduce myself as well as give you an overview of my current GERD condition.
I'm only 14 years young, I was diagnosed with GERD on the 10th of September this year, I was prescribed with Prilosec. At first I was taking 1 cap in the morning and afternoon, it wasn't working even though I took it 1 hr prior to meals. So my doc increased to 4 caps and it wasn't helping either. But now, my symtoms are improving adequately with just 2 caps in the morning. I was also reffered by my GP to see a paediatric gastroenterologist. They told me I didn't have any "red flags" that prompt further investigations needing scopes etc. So they told me that I should continue to take PPI even though I have a lot of LPR symptoms as well as some of te occasional GERD symptoms. I suggested the gastro doc, to prescribe a set of medications to effectively control GERD. But they told me, Prilosec is still recommended in terms of effectiveness and economics. I am thinking if I should see a private gastro doc? What do you guys think?