Pressure and Pain

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/6/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,
This is the first time I am posting on this site as like many of you I am tired of living with Esophagitis and to not find a cure.
I have more than 7 years with this disease. In the beginning, I got a lot of headache, couldn't burp and had stomach pain - I felt a lot of anger/ frustration because of this. I went to the doctor, who did an endoscopy, and diagonized me with Esophagitis. She prescribed nexium 40 mg for 2 weeks, and then 20 mg for another 2 weeks as well as a drug to kill bacterias in my stomach however I forgot the name/ brand. The medicine worked and the pain was gone. I used to  drank alcohol and coffee. I stopped all this during the medication, however resumed after I felt better.
After 3 years, I started feeling throat ache, like someone chocking me, and felt as if food was stuck in my esophagus - no pain involved just a lot of discomfort. I stopped drinking coffee all together, as the discomfort was automatic after drinking it. I was prescribed again with nexium, motilium and amoxilin, and felt better. After this I have never stopped taking nexium - an biopsy has been made 2 years ago and no cancer has been detected.
One year ago, I started feeling chest pain and a lot of back pain, as if it is my lungs, and sometimes up to my throat, and then down to the stomach - all of these pains in my back. I stopped smoking completely, drinking anything which I shouldn't, raised my bed - which helps but kills my back - have been taking 40 mg nexium every day in the morning, and sometimes refluxamine, motilium, dica and pepcid. I took a manometer exam, and they diagnosed me with too much pressure in the LES... whereas I thought my LES was too relaxed... They prescribed me with triptanol - an antidepressant which helps me relax, and to tell you the truth, I do feel a little better... But every day the pain comes back.
Has any one had this before - too much pressure in the les and how have you dealt with it??? Any suggestions???? Any one know any surgeries for this type of problem?!?!? I am really desperate, I go to the doctors and all they give me is medicine which I already take and information which I already know, I am tired of resolving the problem right now, I want a long term solution, to know what is causing this and fix it...
Thanks for your time and I'll look forward to your comments.
Edit: Sorry for the edit. 
1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence. (ie. illicit drug )

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/7/2009 6:43:50 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/7/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I am glad you found us. 
You have a long history of problems and I am sure if you read through the many threads here in the forum you will find some valuable info that will help you.
Also I am wondering if perhaps it is time for you to seek a second opinion from a new GI physician if the one you are seeing does not seem to be meeting your needs.
Coming here and sharing your story was very wise of you and please do know we care.
I am sure you will be hearing from other members re your concerns.
Again a warm welcome,


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