Gerd, Lightheadedness, and Water
Long story, but if anyone recognizes this or finds it relatable it would be great to hear from you.
I have been treated for GERD since 03/2005 with Aciphex 20mg. It worked great and I could eat anything but over time my symptoms began to overpower it and my GI specialist switched me to Nexium 40mg in November. For the first week or two it worked fine but once again my symptoms began to overpower it. Eventually I couldn't sleep and felt esophogeal spasms at night so I went to my GI dr. again who put me on Zegerid 40mg at night just before bedtime.
My symptoms have gotten a little better, except that I am very lightheaded. It gets worse throughout the day, and by evening I feel like I'm about to pass out. I am still eating, or trying to, my appetite is very diminished. Even in the morning on my drive to work I am yawning, even though I went to bed at 1030 and got up at 7. I eat bland and sleep on an incline ( as of last night ) but still even drinking water makes me burp and my throat is scratchy and uncomfortable.
I went to the hospital initially when I felt like I was about to fall over and they did an EKG and checked blood oxygenization, and everything looked fine to them. I have never been scoped on either side ( it's never been ordered by my Dr. till now ) so I have no idea what is going on in there. I am 26/M.
Does this lightheadedness with GERD sound familiar to anyone? Everything I've read says that the two don't seem to be related and that lightheadedness fits more with angina/heart episodes than GERD.