I am suppose to go in for an endoscopy on july 29th, my last endoscopy which was scheduled a month ago was cancelled because at the time I had no insurance and was waiting to get on another insurance. Well some things have come up that Im getting worried about. My lymph glands started to swell up about 3 weeks ago and I went to see my pcp and he told me that it was probably viral and not to worry about it. Well the glands on the left side of my neck are huge and my throat is very soar but not like a typical soar throat more like constant reflux soar.
Which brings me to the second thing my stomach cannot handle anything it seems like. I will eat a bowl of soup and 3-4 hrs later my stomach is burning soo bad and my throat is killing me that I want to take a fire extinguisher and jam it down my throat. The burning is that severe!!! I went to a new dr on tuesday and he said that my glands are enlarged and gave me a rx for zithromax and to take OTC prilosec for the reflux. I took the 2 today and started to feel a little bit better and then ate something. well sure enough a couple of hours later my stomach is killing me and my throat hurts like crazy.
Even taking the prilosec I am still not getting any relief and have no appetite. With all of the concerns about esophageal cancer Im afraid to wait much longer because I can barely eat anything and Im drinking a ton of water to help my throat but it's not really working.
Also I brush my teeth twice a day and use anti-microbrial mouth rinse and floss and my breath is always bad. I also have a constant bad taste in my mouth that I can't get rid of. I've tried chewing gum and sucking on mints and it never works. I don't know if it is some sort of infection and if the zithromax by its self will take care of it??!!
Just worried.. Im 30 and had an endocscopy about a year ago and a half ago they didn't really find anything. I've also heard that after 1 endoscopy it can do damamge to your esophagus and set you up for more problems down the road. I didn't know if there was any truth to that or not...