Crazy stomach feeling I can't shift
I have suffered with GERD for about 11 years now. I've been on omeprazole, lansoprazole ad ranitidine. Eventually I settled with omeprazole because it completely eliminated heartburn, though my oesphagus is still always filled up to my larynx with stomach contents, it no longer burns but it's always splashing about in there.
Yesterday I met with a specialist for the first time, can't believe it's taken so long to finally be seen. He's arranged for an endoscopy in 6 weeks time which I'm terrified about, my last two were horrendous and I couldn't tolerate them.
Anyway, today I have the strangest feeling ( I do get this sometimes but it seems more pronounced today) it's sort of that feeling you get when your REALLY REALLY hungry, like you haven't eaten for a day and a half. But I had a late breakfast today because I couldn't sleep last night very well so I woke quite late. It's not been that long since I've eaten but I have this really strange feeling that I can't really describe, the closest thing is like being really, really hungry and feeling a little sick at the same time. When I've had this in the past and I've eaten to try to combat it I've just found it really tough to swallow due to the nausea and I've felt no improvement after eating and I'm far more aware of my stomach contents being in my oesophagus.
The only thing that provides me with a tiny bit of relief but not much is cannabis so I keep some on standby just in case I ever feel I really need some relief. I find it more of a distraction from the symptoms though rather than actual relief.
Does anybody have ANY idea what I'm talking about here because the doctors don't have a clue?!
My barium swallow late 2012 showed no tumors or ulcers, some spasms and a weak LES.
My two previous endoscopies (2007 and 2010) showed H Pylori in the first case which was cured and gave me my life back, and nothing in the second case because I failed to tolerate it and it was aborted just before the LES was reached but the H. Pylori was again tested for in my blood which came back negative.
Why are these symptoms so damn hard to get answers too? It's a nightmare and people don't understand quite how much of a nightmare we live!
Any ideas guys? Kinda desperate here