I’ve been suffering from severe acid reflux for the past 3 months, I was diagnosed with GERD(which is chronic acid reflux happening more than twice a week) unfortunately mine happens at least 5 times a week, imagine having hydrochloric acid being spilled into your chest, oesophagus and mouth 5 times a week, that has been my experience for the past 3 month. I’ve been prescribed Proton pump Inhibitors (PPI) which are meant to suppress stomach acid, I was told it will help my condition, but it hasn’t helped at all, of which continuous use of this drugs itself has some serious side effects among which is increasing the risk of heart attacks, I was told to change my eating and sleeping patterns which I did, I only eat Oat, boiled potatoes and plantain with fish for the past 3 months, I had to raise the head of my bed by inches so I can sleep on a slanty position to avoid the acid from flowing back to my throat while I’m sleeping, all to no avail.
I really need help to pay for the GERD surgery where they will work on my lower esophageal (the muscle that separates the esophagus from the stomach. It acts like a valve that normally stays tightly closed to prevent contents in the stomach from backing up into the esophagus) when this muscle becomes loose, it allows contents from the stomach move to the esophagus.
If this continues it can cause cancer in the esophagus, apart from that this acid escapes into the lungs, it cause asthma. Presently I have sore all over my mouth and my gum is bleeding cos of this continuous acid exposure, I really need help to raise the sum of three million naira (3,000,000) which will cover the cost of the operation and return ticket to an hospital in India, please help save my life.