So tomorrow will be the first time I've ever been to a gastroenterologist. I am going because my GERD/digestion issues are one of the worst symptoms I currently have. I had been having some swallowing dificulties too, but Prilosec for a month has helped a bit.
Just asking for any advice/questions I can ask the doc.
Since I have been diagnosed with MCTD, which is an overlap of Sclero/Lupus/Myositis I have the following:
First and foremost, has he treated anyone with Sclero or other autoimmune diseases.
1) Nightshade family: What is their impact on lupus/autoimmune diseases, (I have largely been avoiding them for about 2 months....ate a tomato this weekend just to see how it would go and my tongue has ulcers on it now. Not fun)
2) What are the adverse effects of long term prilosec/Proton Pump inhibiotors
3) Are probiotics ok? Are they bad? Good?
4) What supplements are ok/avoid?