Thanks for the warm welcome.
I do take gaviscon liquid which does help a great deal but I am aware that it is just masking an obvious defect somewhere. Also, yes, my doctor had me on a trial of Domperidone 10mg 3 timesa day. At the time it did not do a lot but seemed to help towards the end of the course but the symptoms soon came back.
As for drinking, I actually do not drink at all. Not touched alcohol for about 16 years and I dont eat a great deal of spicy food. I have been guilty of having too much fizzy drinks ie coke but don't over do it really. No I dont have much at all. usually get back to work or do the washing up after i eat so dont really rest. Cant really do tat with 3 young kids at my feet !
Well, I will have to see how this GI fairs. I do know that this whole ordeal is tressing the heck out of me becasue I always think the worse and convince myyself im dying of cancer. Having watch my grandad die of stomach cancer sure hasnt helped.
Hi there Mike. I'd like to welcome you the the GERD borad here at HEALINGWELL. This is an awesome place to go for information and support, and I am glad you have found us! Please take a look at old posts, as they do hold so much information, and I am sure they can answer some of the questions you might have.
For the burning issues you are having, I am wondering if you are taking anything, preferably a liquid antacid, or a prescription from your doctor? I have found that a liquid antacid can be especially helpful in coating your throat and even your stomach against burning and uncomfort. I would suggest trying that. Also, look wat what you are eating. Are you drinking alcohol, or a lot of carbonation? Are you eating a lot of spicy food? What are you doing after you eat? It is generally best to rest if possible after eating a big meal. You could also raise the head of your bed about 6 inches when you sleep if you are having issues in the night.
The fact that you are saying your pains started the day after a colonoscopy makes me think you should talk to whoever performed your colonoscopy, and let them know what is going on.
You might very well have a long road of tests ahead of you, and we will be here with you every step of the way! I wish you all the best, and I do hope you keep us posted as to how things are going for you!