I am new here- I've been reading your conversations on the forum for months now, but I've never posted anything. Actually your site has been very helpful in the past and I got information without having to ask for anything else, but this time I have a problem that seems quite unique since I couldn't find anyone else complaining about a similar issue.
I've been having GERD-related problems for 8 months now - although I still don't have a solid diagnosis, even with all sorts of tests (endoscopy, BRAVO capsule test and motility study) and after seeing 3 different doctors. My usual symptoms have been chest pain and burning, lots of burping, acid taste in my mouth, regurgitation of food. For the past couple of months I've been noticing a taste of blood in my mouth when I got up in the morning, but because it always happened in the night, I figured maybe it was bleeding from my gums or from a dry throat. That changed last Saturday when at 3:00 am I could clearly feel how burpind brought up blood!!! I went to the bathroom and I could see it my saliva!! During the past few days it got worse, I can see and feel the blood during the day too, and it's the worst feeling. It's not a lot, but I know that it has to be a very bad sign, so I am freaking out! I can't sleep, I'm in a continuous state of panic.
I'm going to see the doctor tonight, but when I told him about this he said he doesn't think it;s an emergency. I guess he thinks it's an ulcer or something, I don't know.
Does anyone know what this could be, has anyone experienced this before?
Thanks for all your help, it really means a lot to hear from people who are also struggling with this terrible condition- it's the only way you understand how annoying and debilitating it is.