Thanks for your responses guys.
Ashley, yes I am in the UK. I think you are right I am in definite need of a second opinion, that will have to be my next move.
MMM, Yes, I had the Helicobacter test and thyroid checked, both came up normal. I am just feeling so confused and lost! The problem I am having is that I went to the GP initially 4 years ago because I couldn't sing anymore, and I had a croaky throat. It went from there to a globus, which got the ENT involved, who thought acid might be the issue. The trouble is, once I was sent to the GI, the throat things got ignored, and all the acid tests came back normal, leaving me to wonder if the throat problems have been properly diagnosed. It is the throat problems I wanted fixing, but everyone has forgotten that. So I am worried that an operation won't fix it. I think a clear agenda is what is missing here.
daddypig, the reason my GI gave for not recommending the wrap was that he said there was insufficient data from the tests to warrant it, and that he felt the side effects would outweigh the benefits. I don't know how I will feel afterwards, but I am certainly suffering horribly now!
Hi Joy, yes, I do remember you saying that, and I have since been making a lot of noise, but sadly my GI thinks I am just a psycho stress head, and a "cyberchondriac". I can't live this way though, so I must make more noise :(
Hi Jesse. I agree with you, they do not understand the problem. I have heard that LPR sufferers often come up as normal in alot of tests, and the ENT seemed to understand this well, sadly the GI is a very condescending and arrogant man, who clearly doesn't appreciate another consultant telling him his job. He was constantly in touch with the GI, but the latter wasn't receptive. I never mentioned the internet to him, or even that I had heard of LPR, but he judged me nonetheless. He asked me about
my family life, and when I said they were very supportive, he replied, "Oh come on! You have 2 sons don't tell me they don't stress you out!"
Anyway, thank you all so much for your replies. It has been very hard to keep up the fight, esp since I have to cycle miles to the hospital for my appointments, it is very wearing. I feel a renewed determination to get help, thanks for the encouragement.
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