I am not sure if this the norm or not but I wanted to see if others felt this way.
My acid reflux came on about 3 months ago or so. I've been battling it every freaking day almost all day. The only time it doesn't bother me is when I go to bed. I took Prilosec OTC for about 3 weeks and was even more miserable on it. It made me feel like I has a baseball in my throat and very very uncomfortably bloated - to the point that I couldn't sleep because of the bloating.
I eliminated all caffiene/tea, etc months ago and for the most part, have not had any alcohol either. Friday, I had a rough day at work and was extremely frustrated because even after watching everything I eat, I STILL have this awful feeling in my chest. I don't think I would describe it as burning (as a co-worker of mine describes hers) but more like I have stuff stuck in my esophagus. Anyhow, so Friday I came home and had two glasses of red wine and then ate dinner. I have to tell you that I honestly had no heartburn until the next day when it kicked in in the afternoon. Normally, I get it starting in the morning around 9am or so.
Anyhow, don't get me wrong...I'm not going to start guzzling the wine or anything (although, right now I would love too because I feel SO deprived of everything I enjoy). Do you think it might be possible that I have low acid?
I am scheduled for an endoscopy on May 24th. I am tempted to give the prilosec another try but am not sure I should with an upcoming endoscopy appointment. I will ask my doctor about that.
I just seven days ago quit my Cymbalta 30mg and about 12 days ago or so, quit all my herbal meds for my lyme treatment. I know something triggered this and I wonder if that is the case, how long it will take to get it to go away....
Any ideas or thoughts?
This is really just such an awful thing to have to live with day in and day out. It is making me miserable!!!!