Finally was able to see a doctor today. I went back to the general surgeon that removed my gallbladder 4 months ago. He thinks my current issues are due to acid reflux and possibly a hiatal hernia. I've already been on Prilosec, Nexium, and now Prevacid without seeing much or any improvement. He wants to do an upper endoscopy next week to make sure nothing serious is going on.
So, I'm a little nervous about the upper endoscopy. For those of you who have already been through it, please let me know about your experience with the procedure. Good or bad, please tell me how it went so I can prepare myself. I gag so easily and the thought of having something put down my throat is quite frightening. Were you completely unaware of what was going on or do you remember it? Did you feel okay afterwards? Did anyone else have a general surgeon perform the endoscopy instead of a gastro doc?
Up until a few months ago, before I had the gallbladder surgery, I hadn't even had blood drawn before. I'm 26 years old and had no health problems before this whole mess started. Some of the current symptoms I'm having include: tons of burping, frequent hiccups, and my abdomen is tender to the touch from under my breastbone to just above my belly button. Also having some chest discomfort and back aches. Had some weird experiences after eating/drinking recently which either caused the upper part of my back, back of my neck, and even my shoulders to ache.