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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 6/27/2014 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all. I am a 27 yr old female who for the last almost 3 years has suffered from extreme heartburn and nausea along with some other symptoms probably suited to another forum. I am scheduled for my first endoscopy in a few weeks and am hugely excited for it, because I am desperate for some answers.

My heartburn is so excrutiating that it starts in my upper abdomen burning and ends in my sinuses. I cannot bend over anymore without reflux, and I get what I call my spiders in the back of the throat because that is what it feels like, spiders crawling in the back of my throat. I take 40 mg of omeprazole/day. I have altered my diet to the point of losing 70 lbs in 2 years, still losing involuntarily at 120 lbs and 5'4".

I sleep sitting up propped in the crook of my couch because laying down is asking for a trip to H*ll and back and have not tou ched alcohol in almost a year but nothing seems to be helping. The only thing that keeps the nausea to a minimum is zofran and chewing gum 24/7. Anyone else experience this?

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Date Joined Jan 2014
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   Posted 6/27/2014 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   

the endoscopy should eliminate many possibilities for the symptoms you have, make sure they take biopsies for inflammation and H pylori infection. H pylori can cause the symptoms you describe specially if not treated, you will be going in roundabout of getting better and worser. Also maybe trying a much more bland diet for a while.

also look into the possibility that you might have visceral hypersensitivity as well as other things.

discuss everything with your doctor.

good luck, hope you find some relief soon.

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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 6/27/2014 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, I just realized I didn't elaborate on how bland myndiet really has become. I basically subsist on apples, pears, avocado, carrots, plain protein like plain chicken, rice, breads, other plain starches and a little bit of dairy ( I don't drink milk, but do small servi ngs of cheese, sour creams etc for flavor and sauces. I can't go near green veggies, tomatoes, citrus, corn, popcorn, sausage, onion, garlic, coffee, the list goes on and on. It helps to avoid the trigger foods but in no way comes near to affording me a comfortable life of normal activities such as running, swimming, sleeping in a bed.

Do you suffer as well?
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