Im 23 years old. I ve been drinking a lot of alcohol since 14 or so, also lots of coffee and energy drinks, and lots of junk food. My lifestyle has been extremely unhealthy for the past years, but I never had any serious problems, except from diarrhea sometimes from too much drinking or food. Also I never took any stomach medicine until now.
Also I had insomnia problems for as long as I remember myself, and my daily sleep schedule is something like 7am-11am and 3pm-8pm.
My height is 178cm and my weight is around 85kgs, It sounds almost ok, but i never worked out in my life, except from some 30mins max walking some times.
For the last year I ve been working 2 jobs, both of them with high stress and responsibilities, and that started to have some effects on my stomach, like pain, and sometimes dizziness but until recently I could handle it.
In January I had a leg fracture, and had to do the injections everybody with immobilized fracture bones does (don't know how they are called due to my bad english), and that required 2x20mg generic omeprazole tablets per day, to fight the side effects of the injections. I gained around 10 kgs while waiting for the fracture to heal.
Right after the fracture got healed, I rushed back to work, and that was an extremely stressful period, due to some festivals etc we had to cover. On the last weekend of this festivals I really felt something was wrong, I had extreme nausea, heartburn for the first time in my life, and was almost chocking. I tried to fight the symptoms with Zantac and antiacids, but it kept getting worst.
I visited a doctor, and he told me I had GERD, and it was quite advanced, and because of my lifestyle I didnt feel on time that something was wrong, so it got worse.
He prescribed me with 1x20 mg rabeprazole tablets (They are called Pariet here). The heartburn stopped almost instantly, so did the nausea, but the chocking was still there.
I gave up most of the alcohol and coffee, and tried to eat the healthiest of junk foods in much smaller quantities, since I dont have time to cook, and when i get of work only fast food shops are open.
After a month the chocking was starting to fade, i had lost almost 10kgs, and i was almost feeling ok. I never did any extreme diet though. Just minimized the quantities of my unhealthy habits.
Last week I had an important job to do, again with high stress and responsibility, and not much time to sleep for 3-4 days in a row. On the last day, right after a had a glass of whisky, extreme nausea and chocking came back. Thankfully no heartburn.
4 days have passed and severe nausea and chocking is still here, and I ve been taking rabeprazole for 1,5 months now.
Im really worried about this, since I cant do anything about stress and insomnia. Im thinking of following and extremely strict diet, In terms of choosing food and portion size. Probably gonna prepare the meals from the previous day, and eat with a schedule and alarms.
Do you have any other ideas?