Hi all, I need some feedback. I will make this as short as I can.
I was having a lot of pain ALL over, and fibromyalgia was always a thought, but one thing led to another and I ended up having an endoscopy in 2003, my esophagus was inflamed so I started on Protonix 40mg 2/day. After ruling more things out, I had a hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed in 2003. I was still in pain and my dr. wasn’t doing anything, so I finally went to Mayo. After extensive tests for 2 days, they confirmed GERD and upped my protonix to 40mg 3/day and diagnosed me with fibromyalsia. I won’t go into any of the fibro stuff on this forum.
I have been having more problems lately but didn’t want to face them, well, I can’t ignore them anymore so I am having another endoscopy next week.
I have been coughing up green mucous and constantly need to clear my throat. After sitting for a while, every time I stand up, I burp. I sometimes wake up with a mouth full of bile, and I have also woken up choking.
I have always had difficulty swallowing. Its sort of like gulping. Sometimes I get all panicky because I can’t swallow, and its like I have to make myself do it.
I am a smoker, and haven’t seen that talked about here as I was looking back at previous topics. My dr. says my lungs have always sounded clear, but in the back of my brain, I guess I thought that was the problem. I know its stupid to smoke, and I am having difficulty quitting, and know its my own fault, and I may deserve it, and feel guilty enough, so I don’t need a lecture on quitting, just some insight. So, I guess I want to know if any of you smoked? Can I have GERD, without heartburn? Has anyone experienced these symptoms? Can someone help me with all my anxiety?
anxiety, avascular necrosis, costochondritis, depression, cfs, hypothyroidism, fibro, gerd, thyroid, uc, crs(can't remember stuff)
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