I am currently on a waiting list to get a gastroscopy. My doctor did warn that it would probably be over a month, so I'm hoping I will get in within the next 3-6 weeks.
My symptoms (of course) couldn't be more non-existent now that someone's going to be looking around my tummy. Kind of like a puppy who only trashes your house when no one is home ;)
I am wondering... does anything think it would give a better, more accurate picture of my normal life if for about
2 weeks before the gastroscopy that I would NOT avoid triggers? I eat a VERY regimented diet right now - I haven't had a single serving of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, soda, pizza, tomatoes, tea, anything spicy OR anything fatty in four months.
While I am overjoyed that I feel better, I don't want to keep playing this cyclic game of "oh I have symptoms, ooh this is bad, cool! they're going away! Oh, wait, they're back". I am also afraid that if everything is normal, nothing will change with my care and I will basically just be riding the "I feel good!!" wave until it breaks and I'm back in GERD hell again.
What do you all think? I would NOT stop taking my PPI... I don't want to throw the results of the test, but I don't feel that how great I feel now is an accurate picture of my overall health because my flare-ups are so acute.
Any ideas, thoughts or feelings about
this issue are very appreciated.
I hope everyone feels well, and healing thoughts to all,