Hey everyone! I've had stomach health problems since July last year now and basically feel at a loose end, and just don't know what to do anymore :(
Basically, I've experienced intense nausea, bloating/fullness to the point where I have to force myself to eat every day. It keeps me awake at night sometimes, I don't have a social life anymore, I don't feel like I can go anywhere anymore as I'm often so worried about throwing up and being sick. Basically, this has just made my life hell.
I don't know if I'm in the wrong forum or not, if this isn't an appropriate place for me to post this, then I'm sorry, maybe someone has some suggestions? But anyway, my GP started me off on PPI medication (I took Omperazole, Lansoprazole, Esomperazole) as well as domperidone. Well whilst being on PPI's, they basically seemed to be causing me to have acid problems. Loads of horrible reflux, acid coming up my throat/oesophagus. After 12 months on these meds, I took myself off them because they didn't seem to be getting rid of my acid trouble and I had a gastroscopy which came back as normal. My gastro wants me to go back on them because he thinks the indigestion/bloating is down to having excess stomach acid, but I just don't feel as convinced. It doesn't feel like there's too much stomach acid at all, but if anything, too little! The only time I have had acid trouble is when being on PPI's. In a weird way, I think they made me feel more sick.
I might start a gluten free diet next, I think that's my next step in trying to get well!
Now I'm not saying PPI's don't help anyone, maybe they're just not right for me, and are not helping my condition.
After 15 months of going back and forth to my doctor, they still haven't really reached a firm diagnosis. I've had IBS mentionned, which I don't feel like that's what this is as I don't have much bowel trouble. I think it could be gastroparesis, although he said it's part of the same thing as IBS, although pretty sure it's a separate condition.
Anyway, just wondered if anyone has had a similar experience/problem. Would really appreciate any help!