My GI doc did a gastroscopy on Tuesday after had a vomiting blood episode brought on being put on Darvocet-N, after having a bad serotonin syndrome from the pain doc adding Flexeril. I have been having constant refllux and intermittent mid-sternum pain since the vomiting. (Actually it was just hard heaving since I have a Nissen fundoplication and can't really vomit.)
Now that that's clear as mud - I asked the GI doc for pain med before the scope and he ignored me. I was expecting some small IV pain med. I thought I was being nice and not taking my pill so he could see the stomach without a bunch of particles in it. My procedure was delayed and I was 3 hours late already after coming out of the procedure (wide awake and hurting since I refuse Versed and react badly to Fentanyl). GI said he "doesn't prescribe narcotics."
I finally got someone to get my purse so I could get my own out. Good thing I hadn't had the throat spray and could swallow! Still, being stressed and late on med when I needed it threw me into a fibro-flare for the whole next day.
I asked why my stomach was irritated - no answer. At least (from what little you can see from the inside) my wrap appears intact. Of course that doesn't jibe with my refluxing and new ability to burp since the Darvocet episode.
Anyway, I'm off coffee, just having a cup of green tea (hoping that's not too acid). I'm taking my Nexium. And I'm trying to find out what is causing the stomach irritation and what I can do about
it. I'm not going to take Nexium forever.
I'm still mad at the GI. He knew I had pain. I give him my list of meds and current conditions every time I see him. I don't think a couple of tramadol a day is even close to a big deal for: fibromyalgia, post-polio pain, Spinal arthritis, kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis, Degenerating disks, spondylosis, arthropathy, extraforaminal protrusions, annular tears, Radiculopathy L5, S1, herniated disc L3-L4, Cervical foraminal narrowing, 3 Slipping ribs, deviated nasal septum, Torn left knee medial meniscus, axillary web syndrome from cancer surgery.
I'll keep searching. Thanks for the support! You do come up with good suggestions.