Posted 8/18/2011 7:52 AM (GMT -6)
Sorry for so many recent questions. I have an appt. with my GI and am just making a list of questions to ask him.
As many of you know for the past 3 years, and year especially, I have struggled with almost constant heartburn broken up with periods of improvement. For the most part I have not been on PPI's. After the worst year ever for me, with constant reflux day and night, my dr. did an endoscopy and said my esophagus was fine, and "as healthy as anybody's"...He said he did not foresee me getting Barrets, even if I were off pills (but I think he was assuming I'd be taking PPI's)...
My question is: For those with really bad symptoms, do your endoscopies come back as sound as mine did? It made me think my whole problem might not even be reflux (maybe hypersensitivity to stomach acid). Or is a completely normal endoscopy fine?
I did have a small hiatal hernia and irregular Z line, but tested negative for Barrets and the dr. said everything else looked great. This endoscopy was 4-5 months ago.