| | Re: Sliding Hiatal hernia and GERD
Yes I totally feel your pain. I was diagnosed with a small Hiatal Hernia in 1998. I was told that I drink way too much pepsi and needed to stop the caffeine, well I tried but still drank until 2 months later I felt like I couldnt swallow like something was in my throat bad pain in chest felt terrible, was only around 29-30 years old but still since the pain was bad hubby took me to the er.
Well come to find out it was my hiatal hernia and I had a Duodenal Ulcer. they put me on prevacid and a strict diet, at the time I didnt need to lose any weight so it wasnt caused from my weight.
at that time I was so scared of it happening again I went off all caffeine cold turkey and I havent had it since, thats any soda and chocolate, ooh trust me there are things out there that say they are chocolate and they are not ie: butterfingers, lots of choc ice cream, some cocoa's, reeses pieces so I have had my share of yummy goodies, but I am very strict at knowing the contents of the item. its been 13 years since I have put caffeine in my body. I dont take many things but daily vitamin mostly drink water and a occasional caffeine free sprite.
Back to my story well kinda just had problems with what I ate and controlled my issues with what I ate. since then I have had several barium swallows, endos, ultrasounds etc. not until 1-2011 i started getting new symptoms.
Pain still in the chest area and what i mean its like soreness in chest area burning behind chest wall , pain in shoulder blades and bloated stomach, felt like my stomnach was full just after small meal.
Well in feb 2011 they did barium, came out delayed emptying of stomach and small hiatal hernia. then they did a ultrasound and thats where they said my gall bladder was yucky.
had it removed via 1 incision in the belly button, no others in stomach just one incision new way they are doing it now. (laproscopic) on 3/25/11. felt pretty good the first month or so and thought wow I have this beat. til it came back pain in between the shoulder blades with any food just eating. doesnt last long but its there.
Now i feel like my stomach is pushed up and its not hard to breath just feels like I am overstuffed when I am not. pains in chest area.
I have had all tests done to rule out heart and blood tests come out normal.
I am now gonna start taking omperazole 20mg 1 hour before breakfast.
anyone out there have any advice. its so ncie to know I am not alone