I had an endoscopy this morning at 8:30am . To my surprise, the doctor also wrote "NORMAL" under the findings. I don't remember much of what was said because of the amnesia effects of the drugs. I don't even remember how I got home lol. But I've had symptoms over a year now which started out as mild pain in the evening then progressing to an all day thing with worsening pain. The pain is localized in my abdominal region (feels like a burn) and is often worsened by the typical "trigger foods". The pain can be sharp sometimes and will radiate through my lower back and sides. Sometimes, I get it if I go too long without taking my PPI. Then some days I feel like I'm cured which makes me wonder what I have.
I wonder if the PPI did more harm than good. Perhaps, what I've been experiencing lately is textbook acid rebound. I take the PPIs on average no more than 2x's a week (sometimes once a week). I was prescribed Dexilant 60mg earlier in the year and I'm currently taking Prilosec 20mg.
Anyways I'm happy with the results since everything looked normal. However I wish the doctor had given me more advice or information aside from his writing "NORMAL" under the findings. Since my mom was in the room the doctor told her some people simply "produce too much acid" which could lead to these symptoms.
I was advise to continue to take the PPI on an "as-needed basis". Since, the doctor said everything looked normal. Now I'm going to be labeled a "hypochondriac" by everyone I know