Re: Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia
I hope you get this April. I don't know what I've got. I've had indigestion for several months now. I can't eat any fats either. I am healthy at 110, so I can't afford to lose any weight either. I can tolerate milk, but not cheese. I also was able to eat a brownie, which was nice. For the most part, I'm living off of Healthy Choice meals. They're not great, but when you get hungry enough, it doesn't matter.
My doc put me on OTC Prilosec 2x/day. It didn't work. He also gave me Carafate, which sent me to the ER (last time I went to the ER was 20 years ago!). One of the less common/rare side effects of Carafate is severe stomach cramps. I've never had a side effect from a drug before, but I sure had it with Carafate. I was in a great deal of pain. ER did an US of my gall bladder, and found no stones. I'm scheduled for an endoscopy this tuesday. I'm so paranoid now that I'm terrified of what they might find.
My symptoms are:
- burping all the time
- can't tolerate fatty foods
- if I eat fatty foods or anything fried or spicy, I get SEVERE indigestion, and I also have pain between my shoulder blades.
- sometimes when I belch, liquid comes up into the back of my throat
- constantly have bits of mucus that seems to come from the back of my throat (that's been happening for YEARS)
So I'm thinking that it could be an ulcer, LPR, GERD, or something of that sort. Of course, I do get a little anxious b/c it's gone on for so long.
This all started back in December. I have been under quite a bit of stress since last November, so I'm wondering how much of a part that's playing in this.
I had a colonoscopy in September 2007 due to blood in my stool. Turned out to be just a hemorrhoid.
BTW, I'm 37yrs old.
How is your stomach doing? Are you better? If so, what did you do to make things better? I hope you are (and that you can share your secret w/me!)