Ok guys i need to get this out, i have no one else to vent to because i just feel like they will think im weak and whiny. Besides im sure they are sick of me complaining about
the same thing. I have severe severe acid reflux.(one that no amount of ppis can control) I dont know what a day without acid reflux feels like. I have recently learned that i have gastroparesis(where the nerves responsible for the muscles digesting your stomach are damaged or irritated from a bacterial infection i contracted a few months ago) so therefore my stomach takes longer to digest food than normal people which in turn causes acid reflux. Its really crappy but i feel like i cant relate to other gastroparesis sufferers because the *typical* symptoms of someone with gastroparesis is nausea, and constant vomiting after meals and bloating. Although i get the bloating, its still very minimal and lasts only about
30 seconds after taking a bite of food.
Clearly, my symptoms are like heaven for the typical gastroparesis sufferer so i feel like i can relate to you guys more because you know what it is like to suffer from a constant burning in the throat but it really scares me that i have no way of controlling it. I sit there day after day and i get more and more anxious that i am damaging myself more and more and i have no control over it even with dietary and lifestyle modifications. It scares me soooo bad that i wont be able to find a pill that works for me. I just need someone to make me feel like there is hope. :( its making me super anxious and worried. Im out of ideas. Dont know what else to change in my lifestyle to make this at least a little under control. Im so lost :(
If i have gastroparesis that means i cant even get a nissen wrap. So what if i cant find a mediaction that controls my symptoms and i cant do surgery? what then? do i just end up getting erosions in esophagus and eventually barrets? I mean what are people like me supposed to do?
There are many methods to help people with gastroparesis who have nausea and vomiting but i dont...Im stuck with this annoying symptom that just wont quit bothering me 24 hours a day! Ugh..I feel too helpless right now.
Post Edited (maria123) : 1/22/2013 10:37:18 PM (GMT-7)