PlDear HW Friends,
Please I need your advice as I feel like I might die.
Back in November 2011 I began to feel like I might choke as I took a bite of food and needed to push it down with a mouthful of water. One day at work I felt severe, stabbing chest pain unlike anything I had felt. I attributed it to stress but things immediately went downhill and I found it difficult to swallow any food because it felt stuck in the middle of my chest.
I am 50 years old and haven't had a period in a year and have had the bout of hot flashes and night sweats. I used to become dizzy at times at night in bed and experience heart palpitations which I attributed to the change in weather and barometric pressure. Am I insane?
I have been trying to eat soft foods but have many food allergies (corn, milk, eggs, nuts, etc.) and have not been eating much because eveything I put into my mouth refluxes back (white and acid with some texture).
I feel like I may die. I have lost 35 pounds and am so weak I can hardly make it through the day. I've been for a barium swallow (moderate reflux) and gastroscopy (negative) and countless blood tests, ultrasounds all of which have provided no answer to what is wrong with me.
Ohhhhh the night! I dread the night. The moment night falls the regurgitation of white matter and acid into the back of my throat starts and continues throughout teh night. I am sleeping on a raised bed, with a wedge and pillows in a 90-degree position but the acid and contents continue to flow upwards into my mouth and sinuses strangling me. I am terrified
I am going to die. I am so sstressed and pleaswe help me. No one seems to know what is wrong iwth me. I am a wreck and exhausted and cannot eat anything soft even liquids reflux. I am on prevacid fast tab twice a day and even the metoclopramide that is supposed to empty an already empty stomach is refluxing back into my mouth and choking me.
Please does anyone know what is going on with me! Could it be hormones, an infection? Parasite? Anything?!
God Bless you all, please comment. I am so afraid.