I suffer from a particular form of nocturnal reflux which seems neither to involve acid (in that I don't have heartburn or a burning sensation in the throat) nor food regurgitation. Instead I experience the most disgusting sour, bitter taste in my mouth which once started comes in waves every five minutes or so. Despite only starting earlier this year, this type of reflux does appear to have already caused damage, as I have the non-dysplastic form of Barrett's. The emergence of this reflux appears to have triggered other problems like loss of appetite and weight loss.
Up until now I have been treated within the Spanish public health system but now feel I've got to an impasse. The last digestive system specialist didn't seem to believe my type of reflux was significant, despite causing Barrett's. Nor does she seem to think she can do anything about it, as it does not involve acid or food regurgitation. I have been referred to a digestive system specialist in "motor disorders", but that appointment will not be until sometime in January.
So I've decided to see if I can make an appointment to see a private gastroenterology specialist back in the UK to get a second opinion and review the diagnoses and options. Ideally, I'd like a specialist who is sensitive to the occurrence of non-conventional forms of reflux and up-to-date with current developments (Endostim looks as if it is something that might be a possible treatment option in the future).
Can anyone recommend such a specialist in the UK? London and SE would probably be the best, but I would be prepared to travel to see the right specialist.
Any suggestions gratefully received :)