I have had GERD for over 6 months, my son will be 14 months soon. I had it mildly in my first trimester but it came back about 7 months postpartum. It got to the point where I almost choked on food twice. Endoscopy showed reflux esophagitis and gastritis. I refused to take the Prilosec (still nursing) and tried almost every natural cure out there. I am to the point now where I NEED something bad. I changed my diet so drastically it affected my milk, I am underweight and my blood pressure is low but I still have reflux. I am also to the point of desperation and want to take Prilosec or something like it to heal my esophagus.
Has anyone had experience with this and/or taking PPI's for it? I know there is increasing evidence of how bad they can be and I don't want to lower my stomach acid too much where it interferes with my digestion, I also worry about it affecting my nursling. But I am becoming depressed from being sick all the time! I'm up at 5am due to this, help!