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I have been taking Nexium 40mg once a day and fomatadine

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I have been taking Nexium 40mg once a day and fomatadine 40mg. at night for a few years now..About 4 weeks ago I woke up with severe heartburn in the stomach and esophagus. This was on a Saturday and went to my PCP on Tuesday. She did EKG to test for heart issues and blood work and eliminated that. She put me on sucralfate 4times a day along with the nexium and fomatadine. I do have an appt. with my Gastro Dr. in a couple of weeks. I am some better but still getting that burning sensation.. Is it possible to have an ulcer or am I having a severe case of gastritis.? I do have Barretts esophagus..but had and endoscopy 2 years ago and was given 5 years this time but I am sure that is going to change...Just nervous and impatient I guess.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Severe gastritis and esophagitis are more likely possibilities here.

However ulcer disease also can appear in 2 years.

H pylori infection also should be checked.

PPI can be switched to a stronger one like Aciphex.
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