Thank all for the responses. They all have helped!
Jim, once I finally get an appointment with a Gastroenterologist I will ask about water with baking soda. Something has to help, right? Thanks for the well wishes.
Pat, I didn't know what a wedge was until I googled it after you mentioned it. Any specific bed wedge you recommend? I'm trying to buy one soon but there are a lot of options, expensive and cheap. I'm leaning towards a 12" wedge for the highest elevation. (Like Billie says, I'll sleep with my head on my knees, lol)
Billie, the "T" as you say seems to have been bad for me and i will be off to your side of the world (Sprycel). Can't wait to see how this one will try to beat me up.
Susan61, I'm getting better with the stomach virus or whatever it is as the hours go by, thanks.
I really hope the damage to my esophagus and stomach is reversible. I just emailed my doc about him trying to get Nexium approved now that we all know that the Omeprazole hasn't been doing crap these last 2 months. I can't believe Tasigna beat me up so badly inside.
Dee, I think that Aciphex could be one of those new PPIs that might be stronger than Nexium (as the doc who was giving me the barium swallow exam suggested is an option since the Omeprazole isn't working)
Trey, i've always had that in the back of my mind that taking the Tasigna without food could be burning up my insides. I mean, every time I would put it in my mouth before putting water in my mouth to swallow it, I could sense how "strong" it tasted. It tasted like pure "chemotherapy" or something that would burn my insides once those capsules went down to my stomach. And being without food for a MINIMUM of 3 hours???
Susan(sferrazza), reflux can definitely be a side effect but you should definitely get it checked out as soon as you can like Billie always says. You don't want it to get worse if its something serious.
Thanks again all. I think the only good thing i'm looking forward to with Sprycel is being able to take it whenever I want and WITH food. I'll also have to check with the doc about acid reflux meds in use with Sprycel.