So sorry to hear about your medical problems. There are certainly people who can have severe reflux that does not respond to normal doses of anti-reflux medications. Prilosec, and the generic equivalents, are also best taken at discrete times, which some people may not realize. Taking them about 30 minutes before your largest meal of the day can be quite effective for many people. At the heart of your problem, however, is the concern that your medical problem is not improving despite medical care. In general, and especially when there are other concerns such as the swelling that you are describing, it may be appropriate to seek the additional help of a specialist. A gastroenterologist
may be able to provide you additional information. Based on your age and other factors, you may also need to have certain procedures done to evaluate the health of your GI tract. With regards to the swelling, that could also be a sign of something more serious, and I would continue to work closely with your doctor
about your problems. Most doctors
appreciate an engaged patient, so please speak with your doctor about your concerns, and seek a second opinion if needed.