Hi I'm a newbie to, and I'd just like to say that I know what you have been going through and fully sympathise, as I have been suffering with similar problems myself over the last year and a half.
It all started just over a year ago (March 2006 I think!!) if not before, as I was suffering with dizzy spells and sickness. Anyway when the sickness started my tummy would really hurt and I would get a really horrible taste in my mouth, just before I would be sick, I would bring up black blood (very scary!).
I then had panic attacks and couldn't breathe, this happened on several occasions, I went to my GP who took blood tests which came back normal. Over the next few months I was being sick constantly, feeling dizzy and I knew there was something seriously wrong, but my GP didn't seem all that interested no matter how many times I went to see him. Eventually he recommended I have an Endoscopy.
My boyfriend took me to A&E on several occasions (they just packed me off with some medication and sent me on my way!). Finally, in August last year when things had got so bad that I'd got to the stage where I was wasn't eating anything as I couldn't keep it down, my tummy was in absolute agony and I couldn't sleep. My boyfriend took me back to A&E and demanded they sort me out!
This very nice and kind doctor took one look at me, took blood tests and he discovered that I had become so anaemic that my blood count had dropped from 12 to 6 (amazed I was still standing). Admitted me there and then for a transfusion, ended up having an endoscopy that day, and stayed in hospital for 2 weeks.
Finally I had got somewhere after also having a Colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with acid reflux and put on 40mg Omeprazole for the rest of my life. I no longer can eat anything spicy as it triggers it off. I have since changed doctors and my new doctor has explained things and also said that stress is also a factor acid reflux.
If only my previous doctor had helped I wouldn't have gone through such hell!