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    Old 01-31-2003, 10:54 PM   #1
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    Exclamation CANT TAKE THIS MUCH LONGER!!

    MY SYMPTOMS ARE :
    major heart burn ..feels like none stop acid in throat
    throat hurts -doc says he cant see anything wrond with throat - feels like i have to go over a lump to swollow
    - also feels like my throat is swollen and clogged
    my nose feels clogged some times too
    NOW THE WORST PAIN IS -------
    my stomach makes odd sounds when i push it out
    it hurts to push my stomach out .it hurts up around my rib area but in the middle ..
    i have had a chest x-ray and a stomach x-ray they said nothing ..
    but why does iut hurt to push my stomach out ..
    i constantly feel like there is air in my stomach so i try to burp but i cant so i have to try and make myself burp..also the pain in my stomach hurts when i stand or have my stoamxch flat ..
    ok when i sit down ...????????
    what is wrong with me i have been suffering with this for 3 MONTHS ....
    DOC SAYS I HAVE IBS (DONT HAVE BOWEL PROBS)
    DOC SAYS I HAVE GERD
    I ALSO HAVE ANXIETY ....
    id u cant help me then tell me what tests i should get done the pain is killing me because it hurts to walk ..



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    Old 02-01-2003, 02:06 AM   #2
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    I think you will find that Katie has told you exactly what you should do about your problem when she answered your post regarding GERD and sore throats.

    Rather than asking for more tests - you have already said that your doc has told you that you have IBS and GERD, you need to go back and get the correct treatment for these.

    Go back to your doc and ask about treatments. There is only so much that we can help you with on these boards. Sometime you need to try and help yourself too.

     
    Old 02-01-2003, 07:57 AM   #3
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    Stacy,
    I've had GERD for years but I only take Prilosec when I need to --- for may be a week.

    There is a test that measures the pressure in your esophagus as you swallow. The TREAMENT is to take a Proton Pump Inhibiture ----the same as GERD.

    It also sounds like you have a Hiatal Hernia that can be very painful with pressure!!!


    God Bless---Harry


     
    Old 02-03-2003, 06:17 AM   #4
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    Hi Stacy. If you truly have GERD, your doctor needs to do an endoscopy NOW! I'm tired of docs just looking at someone's throat, talking about their symptoms and chalking it up to GERD or IBS. Without the proper tests, you will never know for sure. I've had 7 endos done over the last several years to monitor my GERD, which did begin to show early stage Barrett's esophagus. There are many great PPIs on the market to help your situation, but YOU must be the one to go back to your doctor and suggest (strongly) that more testing needs to be done.

    You do not have to suffer like this! But please, please, please, advocate for yourself and ask for appropriate testing.

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