I have some of the same re-actions you do, which I never did before. Especially when I'm having an attack of GERD/LPR. If the prilosec helps, why not keep taking it? There's nothing to a scope if your Dr. wants to do one. I've had many and jumped up ready to go shopping (since Dr. is in a large city
You will never know what's going on until they take a look. Then you will know and hopefully treated correctly until well!