I was on nexium for 15 years following doctors' orders for acid reflux treatment . I had no idea then to look for other answers. When nerve pain surfaced a few years ago, I began the ordeal of coming off nexium...took two years of scaling back. I didn't realize at the time what it even was. Now I seem to have permanent nerve damage throughout digestive system. Food is hard to eat (feel full and swollen always) and meat is especially hard to digest. I've tried betaine and all natural remedies with no real luck. Trying Freddd's protocol now...anyone had this or had luck reversing this? I've had candida and sibo as well...just want out of this horrible cycle. I became worse after last sibo treatment with xifaxan.