Posted 2/10/2014 6:40 PM (GMT -7)
I know part of this post may be editted or removed probably, but i just have to say it. about a month ago i started feeling and tasting this wierd taste in the back of my mouth, which at the time i thought was from some kind of residue that had come off onto this bagel that i had warmed up in my toaster oven. The pan was aluminum, coated in enamel. I remember the oven smelling a bit funny, and the bagel did to, anyways, against my better judgment, i decided to eat it. BIG MISTAKE. Because i remember that taste lingering for a while. then i got sick with a bad cold, and when i thought i had gotten over it, i started to get a similar taste in the back of my mouth, except it was all the time. over the next 2 weeks i have noticed the following:
Acid/bitter taste in back of mouth
lung heaviness (especially while on my back)
After doing some research into the taste thing, i found something called LPR, and the more i read about it, the more it seemed to be what i had. So i decided to go to my PCP and told him what my symptoms were, and he gave me the usual GERD advice, but also seemed to know what LPR was when i talked about it. and he prescribed me some Rx pepcid. I took that for about 2 weeks and didnt see much improvement in my symptoms, but i did notice that this has basically restricted my diet in a rapid fashion, and being a skinny guy, i was before just used to eating whatever i wanted. Anyways, a couple of days ago, i got freaked out when my lungs felt a bit heavy and i wasnt getting anysleep at al, and i went to urgent care at my hospital, for which i was prescribed omeprazole, plus trazodone as a sleep aid. The trazodone does seem to be working, but its too soon to tell for the omeprazole.
So that is the things i have been feeling physically, but the mental side is, of course, way more sacry then that. Upon reading that this is a chronic condition with no cure, as most digestive issues usually are i heard, I've all but given up hope of getting better, and at this point the only thing really keeping me alive is the fact that my mother is out of the country and i am watching her house till she gets back this friday. Past that, I have no idea what i'll do as there is no hope of me regaining my old life now, while i watch all my friends and family eat and drink like they always have.