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More than GERD???


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Old 04-16-2018, 08:50 AM   #1
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I was diagnosed with GERD 6 years ago and put on PPI's + other antacids. These seemed to make the GERD somewhat manageable but never seemed to really help all that much. Fast forward to 6 months ago when I started having some more serious stomach issues. I started feeling like I could not digest my food and it just sits around for hours and hours, distending my stomach, making me very nauseous, full, gassy, weak, dizzy, bloated, and just overall uncomfortable. I lose my appetite and can't eat or go to work. It's ruining my life. The thing is its not everyday... It happens out of the blue one day and lasts for a week then disappears for few days.

I went to a GI specialist and she did blood tests, a barium swallow, and an upper endoscopy and she found nothing other than acid reflux.

Has anyone had GERD with all these symptoms or should I ask for some more tests?? Any advice??

Symptoms:
Lots of regurgitation
Heartburn
Burping/ gas
Hiccups
Indegestion
A lot of nausea/ feeling very sick
Little appetite
Bloating/ stomach distention
Severe constipation (no urge to go either)
Headaches
Abdominal cramping

 
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:26 AM   #2
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Re: More than GERD???

Did anyone mention your gallbladder? You can request a HIDA scan or Ultrasound (or both) to rule out GB issues; they present pretty much exactly as you described.
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