I have been checking the best way to post and if there was a certain protocol for newbies to follow before posting for the first time, but am afraid got lost in the system a bit.
So here goes my problem, and I hope someone out there can give me their opinion based on their experience.
It started as a fuzzy feeling in the throat 2 years back which later started feeling like a block in the throat, mid of last year. i went to an ent, who said that there was nothing wrong, he gave me anti acidity medicines to sort the issue, but it did not help.
i dont have a problem swallowing, but its just that feeling in the throat thats annoying and i tend to keep swallowing to feel better.
i do have a history of heartburn and acidity since 8 years or more.
anyway, i decided to do a barium swallow in december, which came back normal and the report specifically mentioned that no hernia was evident.followed up with some more medicines, rabeprazole 20mg twice a day, a medicine called fixit 3/day, and zymogen 3/day, (some digestive enzymes) and no releif as such, and did an endoscopy. now the endoscopy images show that there is a large hiatus hernia, and the doctors advised that i need a surgery within 2 weeks.
was not convinced by it, so took a second opinion. the second doctor saw both the xray and endoscopy cd and said that there is no hernia at all. he advised me domperidone 10mg thrice a day. rabeprazole 20mg twice a day, started with zymogen for sometime and discontinued it after a month.
so i have 2 specialists giving two completely different opinions, I had to take a third opinion.
The third doctor saw the xray and the endoscopy cd, and said that there is a hernia seen in both. He has asked me to take only rabeprazole 20mg once a day, and said that repeating the tests is not required, and neither is surgery, unless there is no change in symptom at all within a year's time. he has asked me not to eat anything after 8 pm, i am trying hard to do it.
All the three doctors that i visited were gastroenterologists. I am inclined towards believing what the third doctor mentioned. Since Feb, I have gone on a strict diet and lost a lot of weight, just to escape any chance of surgery.
But i still have the blobby feeling in my throat, which is annoying. when i swallow, it goes and then its feels again. sometimes i forget about it completely, sometimes its just there.
Any advice, am just to stressed because of this.
Have a Plesant Day.