My name is Joanna and I am 40 and have been dealing with GERD for the last 8 years or so. I have been quite lucky that it hasn't bothered me that much for years, but it has recently reared it ugly head. I am dealing with an IBD, Fibro and Chronic Fatique and Gastritis as well. Last April I had a upper endoscopy and my GI said I had gastritis and put me on a PPI. It wasn't bothering me at all at the time. I have been currently taking a PPI, omeprazole, 2x day. But even with taking the PPI I had bigger symptoms happening just before Christmas. I found that I was very nauseas and didn't want to eat. after a week of this I started to regurge up into my mouth and was in alot of pain. I took some Pepcid AC and tried drinking some lidocain but no help. Demerol wouldn't completly help either. I went up to the ER and ended up receiving a series of pantoloc, maxolon and saline by IV on Jan 1st and 2nd. That was followed by 10 days of takinga prokinetic, Metoclopramide (maxolon). Now 6 days after finishing the pills the pain and regurgitating is coming back.
I have a colonoscopy Feb 7th and I am going to see if they can do another upper endoscopy at the same time to see what is going on in there. I see that I am not alone in any of my suffering and I think this will be a great spot for support and getting questions answered. Thanks, Joanna
IBD(undetermined) 04-'07....Gastritis 04-'08....Fibro & CFS dx 06-'08
....(GERD, IBS dx's 2001)
Asacol & Buscopan-IBD, Omerprazole-Gastritis-GERD, Nortriptyline-Fibro/CFS,
Diazepam, demerol for pain
b12 inj, fish oil, folic acid, probiotics.
Post Edited (nrthngrl) : 1/19/2009 5:28:53 PM (GMT-7)